If you were on Twitter around 4:30 and follow the same people I do, you would notice a lot of sad tweets about this game. But, only 15 minutes later were there tweets of “WEEEEEERRRRTTTTTHH,” which I found amusing.
Jayson Werth hit a two-run walk-off homer to cap a four-run ninth inning as the Phillies won 7-6 and extended their winning streak to seven. The homer capped a 3-for-5, three RBI game for Werth.
The Phils held a 3-1 lead through five innings but starter Joe Blanton surrendered a three-run homer to Mike Morse to make it a 4-3 game in favor of the Nats. They added a run in the sixth and seventh to make it a 6-3 game and discourage the Twitter world.
But Placido Polanco led-off the ninth with a single. Chase Utley followed up with a double to put runners on second and third. Still without an out recorded, Ryan Howard hit a two-run single to make it a 6-5 game.
Then Werth stepped up to the plate. With a runner on first, he worked a full count and sent Drew Storen’s eighth pitch in the at-bat into the centerfield stands to win the game for the Phils.
Blanton was good until the sixth, allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight in six innings. Vance Worley pitched the final inning, getting credited with his first Major League win.
Polanco had two hits and scored twice, Utley went 3-for-5 with a double, Ibanez had a pair of hits, and Brian Schneider doubled in his three-hit game.
The Phils start up a huge three-game series at home against the Braves. They have their big three going up against three of Atlanta’s weakest pitchers.
I’ll be there on Monday in the press box for the Gloucester County Times. I’ll be tweeting all day with updates and what not.
2B: Schneider (4), Utley (19). HR: Werth (24).
WP: Worley (1-1). LP: Storen (3-4).