Posted June 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Elian Herrera hit a tiebreaking RBI single off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Monday night. Placido Polanco hit a tying, two-run homer to help the Phillies rally from a 3-0 deficit against Clayton Kershaw, but it wasn't enough. Dee Gordon ripped a triple to right-center to start the ninth against Papelbon (0-2). Herrera followed with a grounder through the shortstop hole to put major league-leading Los Angeles ahead to stay. Papelbon is 15 for 15 in save opportunities, but hasn't fared as well in non-save situations. Kershaw, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, gave up three runs and eight hits in seven innings to remain winless in his last three starts. Ronald Belisario (1-0) tossed a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen finished for his seventh save in 10 tries. The five-time defending NL East champion Phillies have lost three straight to fall back to .500. But they're just four games b...

Papelbon rips ump, says he 'sucked'

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon blasted D.J. Reyburn during a postgame rant, saying the umpire "probably needs to go back to Triple-A."

Jonathan Papelbon says umpire ‘sucked,’ should be sent down to Triple-A (Video)

Jonathan Papelbon may have taken the loss as the Phillies were defeated 4-3 by the Dodgers on Monday night, but he is not taking the blame. That blame, he says, belongs to home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. In a 3-3 tie in the ninth, Papelbon allowed a lead-off triple on a 2-2 pitch to Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon. Papelbon thought he had strike three on the previous pitch, and naturally...

Red Sox Select Left-Handed Pitcher Brian Johnson With Compensation Pick from Jonathan Papelbon's Departure (Video)

When Jonathan Papelbon bolted for Philadelphia, the Red Sox received the 31st overall pick in the first round of 2012 MLB Draft as compensation. With that pick –– their second of the night –– the team selected left-handed pitcher Brian Johnson out of the University of Florida, where he dabbled between playing pitching and playing first base for the Gators. Scouts say Johnson...

Papelbon is a Closer, Not Just a General Use Pitcher

Jonathan Papelbon sure takes this closer's gig seriously.  The man is more "lights out" than Lidge was in '08 when it's a save situation.  However, flip the script and the man becomes Danys Baez bad.Papelbon in save situations: 15 G, 15 IP, 14 K, 15 SV, 0.00 ERA, 0.60 WHIP.Papelbon in non-save situation: 9 G, 8.1 IP, 13 K, 2 L, 6.48 ERA, 1.56 WHIP.Other...

Phillies’ Papelbon Thinks Ump “Sucked”

Jonathan Papelbon entered the game last night with the scored tied at 3. He thought he struck out Dee Gordon, but home plate umpire RJ Reyburn had a different take in the pitch. In fact, Reyburn had a different take on many pitches from both sides throughout the game. Reyburn called the pitch a ball, and Papelbon wound up giving up a triple to Gordon. Gordon scored when the...

Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon Doesn't Take Too Kindly to Minor League Umpires

Photo: Philliedelphia/Lindsey Crew Lindsey was in the right place to catch Jonathan Papelbon after the top of the 9th inning last night en route to a Phillies 4-3 loss. As it turns out, the ball probably was not a strike, but there were issues with the umpire all night.  It appeared that since he knew he was done for the night anyway, he might as well risk an ejection.  After...

Umpires Become the Story Once Again in Phillies Loss

It is a real shame when the focus of any baseball game becomes the umpires instead of the actual plays. But this seems to be an ever increasing trend as MLB continues to sweep bad umpiring under the rug. After a 4-3 loss to the Dodgers last night, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon got all bent out of shape about the performance of home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Papelbon told reporters...

Dodgers Get Best Of Papelbon

Final: Dodgers 4, Phillies 3 The Phillies dropped the first game of the four game set versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Monday night brought Citizens Bank Park a nice pitching matchup of Clayton Kershaw and Vance Worley.  The Dodgers ultimately got the best of the Phillies as they broke the 3-3 tie in the ninth, which would eventually lead to a 4-3 win. Clayton Kershaw- Although...

The Phils begin their four-game series with the Dodgers with a lose as Papelbon is unable to keep the Dodgers from scoring in the top of the ninth, as the Phils lose, 4-3.

The Phils lose their third straight game, as Papelbon is unable to secure the ninth inning, as the Phils drop one to the Dodgers, 4-3. The Dodgers took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with one man out, Juan Rivera hits an RBI single, scoring Elian Herrera, who had earlier walked, then stole second base, giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead, while sending Andre Ethier, who...

Jonathon Papelbon thinks umpire D.J. Reyburn sucked, needs to go back to Triple A

The Philadelphia Phillies lost their third straight game yesterday after losing 4-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. And while Phillies players are undoubtedly frustrated with their play, Jonathon Papelbon was more frustrated with home umpire D.J. Reyburn. Papelbon believed that he struck out Dee Gordon just one pitch before giving up a triple to Gordon that tied the game. Gordon then...

Phillies lose a heartbreaker to Dodgers, 4-3

The Phillies tied the game with a 3-run fifth inning, but Jonathan Papelbon gave up a run to the Dodgers as the Dodgers took the opening game of the series, 4-3. Dee Gordon opened the ninth with a triple then Elian Herrera singled him home to take the lead. The Dodgers and Clayton “Chin Strap” Kershaw took a 2-0 lead in the first and increased the lead to 3-0 on a Gordon single...

GIFcap: Juan Pierre does the best thing he’s ever done for the Dodgers

Sorry Cliff Lee. Thanks Elian Herrera and Juan Pierre. Chad Billingsley says what’s up
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