The moment Phillies fans have been waiting for finally arrived. Too bad the memorable first home run by Domonic Brown will be lost in a game that the Phillies and fans would love to soon forget. Andre Ethier had himself a game to remember and the Dodgers put up a few mult-run innings en-route to a 15-9 win over the Phillies.
The Dodgers had 18 hits on the night. Ethier went 4-for-4 with four runs and three RBIs and many others had multi-hit and run producing nights as well. Ross Gload had himself a monster game for the Phillies, going 3-for-5 with two homers, three runs scored, and five RBIs.
Brown’s solo home run in the sixth inning off of Ronald Belisario was the first of hopefully many for his career. He also doubled and drove in four runs in the game, a young career high.
It was an ugly game for starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick and (surprise!) the bull pen, including Antonio Bastardo, David Herndon, and Danys Baez. Kendrick was chased after 3.1 innings, allowing six runs, five earned, on eight hits and two walks.
Raul Ibanez had one more chance to extend his hitting streak to 17 games in the bottom of the ninth and he delivered with a liner into right field.
HR: Gload 2 (6), D. Brown (1).
WP: Padilla (6-3). LP: Kendrick (7-5)