Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 7/3/13
The Philadelphia Phillies offense was silent but waited for their moment against Pittsburgh Pirates emergency starter Brandon Cumpton Tuesday night. The Phillies picked up three runs in the sixth inning to chase Cumpton from the game and the young bullpen came through to get the game from starter Jonathan Pettibone to Jonathan Papelbon to pick up a 3-1 victory in PNC Park. Ryan Howard ended his drought with a two-hit night, with an RBI single in the sixth inning to score Chase Utley, and he would come around to score on an RBI double by Delmon Young to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead. Pettibone had a solid night on the mound, although he threw a lot of pitches early on to set up a night that would rely on the bullpen later on. Pettibone ended his night after 5.2 innings pitched allowing just one run on three hits and six strikeouts. Pettibone was relieved after serving up a solo home run to Pittsburgh first baseman Garrett Jones in the bottom of the sixth inning after throwing over 100
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