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Padres lose to Phillies in 13 innings

Luke Gregerson, hanging his head after hanging a slider
Luke Gregerson, hanging his head after hanging a slider

Robbie Erlin pitched well in his second major league start but the Padres' bullpen didn't fare so well in Wednesday night's 13-inning loss to Philadelphia. Philadelphia got off to a 2-0 lead and it looked like it was going to be one of those classic 2013 Padres comebacks by the time it was 5-2 in favor of San Diego. But it was not to be. Here, see for yourself:

1st inning:
Their Chase got a single and then Michael Old doubled him in. Not the best way to start out but it could have been worse. Carlos Quentin walked with two outs in the bottom half of the inning but our Chase struck out and left him there.
Padres 0, Phillies 1

2nd inning:
Some anti-semite doubled to start the inning, moved to third on a fly ball out by John Mayberry to Chris Denorfia in center, and scored on another one by Carlos Ruiz. Their Dodger-loving pitcher then struck out to end their half of the inning. He then retired the Padres 1-2-3 in the bottom half.
Padres 0, Phillies 2

3rd inning:
Erlin got his first 1-2-3 inning, striking out Utley and Michael Young. Pedro Ciriaco broke up Hamels's fledgling no-hitter Ben Davis-style to lead off the bottom of the inning and Erlin moved him over to second with a sacrifice bunt. Logan Forsythe then broke up the shutout with a double to score Ciriaco, and came across to tie it on a single by Chris Denorfia aided by a Delmon Young error.
Padres 2, Phillies 2

4th inning:
Robbie put up his second 1-2-3 inning in a row, striking out two more batters to bring his total to five. Unfortunately, Hamels also sat down all three hitters he faced.
Padres 2, Phillies 2

5th inning:
Carlos Ruiz ended Erlin's stretch of ten straight batters retired with a one-out walk, and noted jerkface Cole Hamels bunted him over to second for the second out. Pedro Ciriaco then made a great stop and throw to save a run and make the third out.

Logan Forsythe hit his second double of the night with two outs in the bottom of the inning and then OH MY GOD! DENO TO THE RESCUE! Chris Denorfia unevened the score with his sixth homer of the season. This game is sooooo 2013 Padres.
Padres 4, Phillies 2

6th inning:
Hey, there's the ol' 1-2-3 inning again! Nice work, kiddo.
Hamels had no such luck, giving up doubles to Headley and Blanks, allowing a run before getting his first out of the inning. Blanks would be stranded at second as Hamels got two outs, intentionally walked Ciriaco, and struck out Erlin.
Padres 5, Phillies 2

7th inning:
Domonic Brown led off the inning with a single, and Erlin responded by striking out Delmon Young for his seventh K. Bud decided that 98 pitches were enough for the youngster and brought in Nick Vincent. Vincent struck out Mayberry for the second out and allowed a single to Ruiz. It seemed like he was out of the inning but Kyle Blanks dropped a foul pop by pinch hitter Kevin Frandsen; Frandsen promptly singled in a run. Vincent proceeded to walk Jimmy Rollins to load the bases and got the hook in favor of Joe Thatcher. Thatch thatched the hole in the dam and prevented a flood of runs by, of course, getting a groundout.

J.C. Ramirez came in to pitch for the Phillies and retired all three batters he faced.
Padres 5, Phillies 3

8th inning:
Thatch stayed in the game and got a groundout from Michael Young and struck out Ryan Howard before allowing a double to Brown and giving way to Luke Gregerson, who hung a slider to Delmon Young. Said hung slider promptly left the park and took the Padres' lead with it.
Ramirez returned for his second inning of work and again retired the side.
Padres 5, Phillies 5

9th inning:
Dale Thayer got the call and retired all three batters he faced, putting the Padres in prime position for a walk-off win.

Phillippe Aumont dragged his 4.15 ERA out to the mound and got started by walking Yasmani Grandal. Ciriaco followed with a bunt but Aumont was able to force Grandal at second. Pinch hitter Mark Kotsay grounded out, moving Ciriaco into scoring position. Aumont then walked Logan Forsythe to face Chris Denorfia, who already had a big home run to put the Friars ahead earlier in the game. No such luck this time, as Deno flew out to send the game to extras.
Padres 5, Phillies 5

10th inning:
Oh, hey, it's Stauff. 'Sup, buddy? Lookin' good with the ol' naked face. Think you could do me a favor and get these next three guys out? You will? Thanks, Tim, you're the best!

Aumont came back out and fared better than his last inning, retiring Quentin, Headley, and Blanks in order.
Padres 5, Phillies 5

11th inning:
Another 1-2-3 by Stauffer. Heck of a guy. He should totally get a reward for the fine work he's done tonight. Like, a W. Make that happen, guys with bats.

Charlie Manuel decided not to press his luck by sending Aumont out for a third inning so he brought in Jake Diekman. Diekman allowed a single to Nick Hundley but Ciriaco grounded into a double-whammy and pinch hitter Alexi Amarista lined out.
Padres 5, Phillies 5

12th inning:
Huston Street came in and gave up a single to Carlos Ruiz, who was forced out at second on Freddy Galvis's bunt for the first out. Street then got Jimmy Rollins to roll into an inning-ending twin killing.

Joe Savery came in as the Phillies' fifth picture of the night and got Forsythe and Denorfia to ground out, putting the game in Carlos Quentin's hands. Those hands struck out.
Padres 5, Phillies 5

13th inning:
Another inning, another pitcher. Tommy Layne got the nod for the lucky thirteenth and started off by plunking their Chase. Michael Young lined out to Blanks in right field for the first out and Ryan Howard lofted a ball to Q in left for the second. Domonic Brown worked a walk to move Utley into scoring position and allow a force at any base. After a called first strike, Ben Revere fouled off the next three pitches, took a ball, fouled off another, took another ball, and then hit a ball to second base that should have ended the inning. It didn't. Logan Forsythe pulled off the ol' double error, allowing both runs to score and putting Revere on second. Mayberry singled but Chase cut Revere down at the plate to mercifully stop the bleeding.

Jonathan Papelbon came in for the save and, unlike on Monday, got the first two batters out. Jesus Guzman singled and took second on defensive indifference, but it was for naught as Nick Hundley struck out to end the game.
Padres 5, Phillies 7

The series loss puts San Diego one game below .500 with a day off to recuperate tomorrow. Luckily, everybody else in the NL West lost. Well, except for the Dodgers but they don't even matter.

Game thread roll call:
460 comments from 26 different commenters-
A huevo, All Things SD, Axion, B Cres, Back2SD2006, Drama, Dubsco, Faith Keeper, Friar Fever, Furtle, Hormel, Ivan Verastica, JWilhite, Sam (sdsuaztec4), TheThinGwynn, Timmah73, Zen Blade, abara, chris.callahan.7777, jodes0405, london_balling, podpeople, recorddigger, sdchicken, todd.crevoiserat, turbopan

Friar Fever's 88 comments were twice as many as second place Sam's total of 44, with jodes finishing third. Of course she finished third.