Final: Reds 5, Phillies 4.
WP: Jonathan Broxton (3-3, 3.02 ERA) LP: Jonathan Papelbon (3-5, 2.86 ERA) SV: Aroldis Chapman (30)
In a roller-coaster battle of a game, similar to the first game of the series in which the Phillies ultimately prevailed, a ninth-inning home run by Zack Cozart off of Jonathan Papelbon would prove to be the winning run for the Cincinnati Reds.
Coming into tonight, Cliff Lee was winless in his last 11 starts at Citizens Bank Park, posting a (0-6) record with a 4.02 ERA. He has thrown fairly decent in his past few starts, but luck simply hasn't been on his side during the 2012 season. Lee lasted six and two-thirds innings tonight, allowing three runs (two earned) on nine hits and one walk. The three runs that appeared on Lee's line came in his final inning of work, the seventh, as the only run of the game up to that point came by a Howard RBI single in the bottom of the first.
Rollins evened the score at three runs a piece in the bottom of the seventh with his 27th double of the season, scoring Frandsen and Kratz. Down 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth, Kevin Frandsen hit his first triple of the season (second of his career) on a line drive to right field, which scored Domonic Brown and evened the game once more. Sadly, Jonathan Papelbon allowed yet another home home run, which ultimately sealed any hope of a comeback.
Fans attending tonight's game received a Hunter Pence Bobblehead along with a Carlos Ruiz Fathead.
Vance Worley (6-8) starts in the third game of the series Wednesday evening against RHP Bronson Arroyo (9-7), with the start-time scheduled for 7:05 pm EST. Arroyo has struggled throughout his career against the Phillies. In 47.0 innings, he has a (1-7) record and a colossal 7.28 ERA. Worley has not lasted more than five and a third innings in four of his previous five starts, but many attribute that to him having bone chips in his right elbow. He is 1-0 with a 5.73 ERA in 11 career innings pitched against Cincinnati. The game can be seen on CSN Philadelphia and can be heard on 1210 WPHT AM & 94 WIP FM.
Attendance: 45,091 (Sellout).
Starting Pitching Summary:
- Homer Bailey: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 0 HR, 4.11 ERA
- Cliff Lee: 6.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, 0 HR, 3.78 ERA
- Sean Marshall (7th): 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 2.66 ERA
- Jonathan Broxton (8th): 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 3.02 ERA
- Aroldis Chapman (9th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR, 1.33 ERA
- B.J. Rosenberg (7th): 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 11.88 ERA
- Antonio Bastardo (8th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 5.45 ERA
- Jonathan Papelbon (9th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 2.86 ERA
- Bottom of the 1st (Reds 0, Phillies 1): Ryan Howard singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Jay Bruce. Jimmy Rollins scores.
- Top of the 7th (Reds 1, Phillies 1): Ryan Hanigan singles on a ground ball to center fielder John Mayberry. Scott Rolen scores.
- Top of the 7th (Reds 2, Phillies 1): Zack Cozart out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder John Mayberry. Todd Frazier scores.
- Top of the 7th (Reds 3, Phillies 1): Drew Stubbs singles on a line drive to left fielder Juan Pierre. Ryan Hanigan scores.
- Bottom of the 7th (Reds 3, Phillies 3): Jimmy Rollins doubles (27) on a line drive to left fielder Ryan Ludwick. Kevin Frandsen, Erik Kratz score.
- Top of the 8th (Reds 4, Phillies 3): Todd Frazier homers (18) on a fly ball to left field.
- Bottom of the 8th (Reds 4, Phillies 4): Kevin Frandsen triples (1) on a line drive to right fielder Jay Bruce. Domonic Brown scores.
- Top of the 9th (Reds 5, Phillies 4): Zack Cozart homers (14) on a fly ball to left field.
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012; 7:05 pm EST
- Philadelphia Phillies (57-66) vs. Cincinnati Reds (75-49)
- Vance Worley (6-8, 4.11 ERA) vs. Bronson Arroyo (9-7, 3.96 ERA)
- TV: CSN
- Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP
Matt Rappa is a contributor for Buzz on Broad. You can find him on Twitter at @mattrappa.
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