Game 59 - Tuesday Night, June 4th in Philadelphia
Record - 29-30, 3rd Place, 7 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: John Mayberry, Jr. hit a home run in the 10th inning to re-tie the game and followed with a dramatic grand slam in the 11th inning to win the game, 7-3.
What It Means: Excitement! Electricity! From your 2013 Philadelphia Phillies! Following this win, the Phils were once again a game under .500. A win this afternoon against the Marlins could get them to break-even for the first time since April 14th. (SPOILER ALERT - They got there.)
What Went Right: Mayberry's big night was made possible when the Phillies tied up the score in the seventh on doubles from Ryan Howard, Delmon Young and Erik Kratz. Antonio Bastardo allowed a Marlins run in the top of the 10th, but Mayberry's solo shot made it a 3-3 tie. In the 11th, Marlins pitcher Edgar Olmos allowed Domonic Brown to reach on his error. He then walked Freddy Galvis and Kratz to set the stage for Mayberry and his game-ending slam.
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Field Report: And we were there! The first six innings of the game were extremely boring, but the late fireworks more than made up for that. As an added bonus, we added two Carlos Ruiz bobble heads to The Phillies Room collection. One bobble head now lives on the official bobble head shelf, and the other has found its way into my son Doug's room, representing the start of his bobble head collection. My 2013 record improved to 2-3.