None of them expected to play Sunday. They all ended up playing
a role in the 14th inning.
"It could have been easy to say, 'Let's go home,' but we hung
in there and it turned out to be a good day," manager Larry Bowa
After Arizona took a 5-4 lead in the top of the 14th on Matt
Kata's RBI single, Philadelphia rallied against Oscar Villarreal,
the Diamondbacks' seventh pitcher.
One out later, Bobby Abreu was intentionally walked and Jim
Thome walked on four pitches to load the bases. Then Ledee, who
walked only two previous times this year, walked on a full count to
score pinch-runner Wolf and give the Phillies a win in 4 hours, 27
minutes. They won two of three against Arizona.
The normally impatient Ledee said he needed patience in that
"I had to make him throw strikes," Ledee said.
Arizona manager Bob Brenly said he intentionally walked the
slumping Abreu (.241) to pitch to Thome because the lefty slugger
was overanxious in his earlier at-bats with runners on base.
"We took our chances with Thome maybe chasing a bad pitch and
set up a force at home," Brenly said.
Thome said he was still in Cleveland the last time the hitter in
front of him was intentionally walked.
Madson (2-1) earned the win with three relief innings. He
allowed one unearned run in the 14th and hasn't allowed an earned
run in the 15 2-3 innings this year.
"I just knew I had to keep them in the game and they'd do it,"
Madson said. "I was supposed to have the day off. I didn't have my
shoes laced up until the 10th or 11th inning. I'm glad I got in
Wolf, however, was a little more nervous when he was asked to
pinch run. He put on some batting gloves and had only one thought:
Don't get picked off.
"I just wanted to stay out of trouble," Wolf said, smiling.
Villarreal (0-2) allowed two runs, one hit and walked three in 1
2-3 innings in the loss.
Danny Bautista led off the 14th with a single off Madson and
advanced to second on Chad Tracy's bunt. One out later, Brent Mayne
hit a slow roller to shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who failed to field
the ball cleanly. Kata followed with his RBI single through the
middle for the go-ahead run.
Kata was hitless in his first six at bats. Shortstop Alex
Cintron went 1-for-7.
The Phillies had to come back in the ninth against Diamondbacks
closer Matt Mantei, who gave up a pinch-hit, two-run homer to Pat
Burrell to tie it 4-4. It was Mantei's third blown save, and the
fifth homer he's given up in the ninth inning.
"I was just looking to hit the ball and I got a good pitch to
hit," Burrell said.
Said Mantei: "Oscar didn't lose that game today. I lost it in
the ninth for us."
Both teams had earlier chances to score in extra innings.
Ledee walked to lead off the 11th against Stephen Randolph.
After an out, Randolph tried to pick off Ledee and had him caught.
But first baseman Chad Tracy, who played the first 10 innings at
third, fired the ball over the outstretched glove of Cintron and
into left field as Ledee rushed all the way to third.
Tomas Perez was intentionally walked and Jose Valverde was
brought in to face Lieberthal, a pinch hitter. He also was
intentionally walked, loading the bases with one out for Glanville.
Hitting against a drawn-in infield, Glanville hit a grounder to
short that forced Ledee at home. Pinch-hitter Shawn Wooten struck
out swinging to end the rally.
Arizona starter Brandon Webb struck out four and walked one in 6
Webb was in a pitcher's duel with Phillies starter Eric Milton
for the first five innings but the Diamondbacks sent nine batters
to the plate in a three-run sixth -- highlighted by Shea
Hillenbrand's RBI double and Bautista's two-run single.
Arizona took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Steve Finley
hit his fifth homer.
Perez hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 4-2.
Milton struck out six and walked four in six innings. ...
Thome was back in the lineup after sitting out a game because of a
cortisone shot. ... Finley and Bautista completed a double steal in
the sixth. ... Gonzalez was thrown out by RF Abreu in the seventh
trying to stretch a single into a double. ... 2B Placido Polanco
went 0-for-6, Abreu was 0-for-5 and Thome 1-for-6. ... This was the
Phillies' longest game since a 17-inning victory over Baltimore in
June last year.