Casper Wells never expected to be warming up in the bullpen in the wee hours of the morning.
However, the Phillies' outfielder was forced into pitching duties against the Diamondbacks in a record-setting, marathon game that ended when Arizona scored five runs off Wells in the 18th inning and beat Philadelphia 12-7 Saturday night.
The teams combined to use 20 pitchers in a contest that ended at 2:12 a.m. and took 7 hours, 6 minutes - setting a mark for length of game for both teams. It was the longest game by time since the Dodgers and Astros played eight minutes longer on June 3, 1989, according to STATS.
''It was quite a night, surreal is probably a good word for the whole night in general,'' said Wells, who went 0 for 7. ''I was just trying to throw strikes. I used to pitch when I was younger. I was trying to compete. I took it serious.''
The 18 innings also matched the longest game in Diamondbacks history in terms of innings, though the Phillies fell short of the 21-inning cl...