Game 125 - Tuesday Night, August 24th in Philadelphia
It started out innocently enough. It was Carlos Ruiz Bobble-Head Night at Citizens Bank Park and the Phils were fielding their everyday starting 8 for the first time since May 21st and just the 6th time this season. Starter Cole Hamels allowed a pair of runs in the 4th (another Carlos Lee 2-run homer) and the Phillies finally scored in the 6th when Raul Ibañez doubled home Jayson Werth. It was their first run scored for Hamels since August 1st, following a 25-inning scoreless drought.
Trailing 2-1 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, Jimmy Rollins blasted a 3-1 Wilton Lopez fastball into the right field stands to tie up the game. And for the next 2½ hours, the score remained tied, 2-all. The Phils exhausted their bullpen, as all 7 of their relievers combined to throw 8 shutout innings. The last man standing was Rule 5 pick David Herndon, who pitched a scoreless 14th and 15th innings before faltering in the 16th and allowing 2 runs on 2 infield hits, a hit batter, a wild pitch, an intentional walk and a dropped relay throw by 1st baseman Ibañez.
|2005 Topps Heritage #217|
|2010 Upper Deck #235|