8th Inning Rally Gives Phils 7-6 Win Over Brewers
July 24, 2012
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Phillies 7, Brewers 6
WP – Michael Schwimer (1-1, 4.01)
LP – Kameron Loe (4-4, 4.04)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (22)
PHILADELPHIA — There is a bit of swagger left in the Phillies tank and it showed again.
Looking like a completely different team, the Phillies showed no lead is safe. They scored six runs in the 8th inning to come all the way back from being down 6-1 to beat the Brewers 7-6 Tuesday night.
After Erik Kratz’s pinch-hit two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 8th of Brewers reliever Manny Parra made it a 6-3 game, the Phils attempted a two-out rally.
Parra got Jimmy Rollins for the second out. But then Para walked Shane Victorino, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard to load the bases for Carlos Ruiz.
Chooch, who is having an MVP-caliber season, smacked a bases-clearing double into the gap in left center to tie the game up. Hunter Pence followed with an RBI single to score Ruiz and give the Phillies a 7-6 lead.
It erased another dismal Phillies start, this time from Cliff Lee. Lee got roughed up for six runs on 12 hits and a walk in seven innings for the no-decision.
2B: Victorino (16), Ruiz (26). HR: Kratz (3).