Thursday, May 26, 2011
Phillies Win The Game That Wouldn't End, Defeat Reds 5-4
Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park it took 19 innings for the Philadelphia Phillies to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4.
The Phils won it on all things by a sacrifice fly by Raul Ibanez scoring Drew Stubbs.
Wilson Valdez started the game at second base and ended up the winning pitcher taking the mound in the 19th inning. Valdez become the first player in 90 years to start and game in the field and get the win on the mound. The last player to do that was none other than Babe Ruth in 1921.
Heck Valdez has more wins as a pitcher than Cy Young award winner Ubaldo Jimenez of the Rockies.
Here's the man of the hour after the game. (Thanks CSN Philadelphia)
The game took six hours and 11 minutes to play and ended at 1:19 am Thursday morning. The Phillies used 21 players, the Reds 20.
Here's Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel's post game presser. It's good stuff. (Thanks CSH Philadelphia)