Sunday, July 14, 2013

Revere is out at least 8 weeks; Phils split day and night with Sox

It was a long day for Phillies fans and stadium workers yesterday in a marathon, day/night doubleheader at CBP. The first game started at 4PM and with a brief rain delay included the game at night didn't get over till well over midnight and then there was fireworks.

The Phillies almost were able to win both games, but in the first half (that went 11 innings) of the two game day, it was not to be for the Phils, though they tried gamely. The first game went 11 innings, and the second game lasted 13 innings. We won't forget this day for quite a while when the White Sox came to town for only the 11th and 12th time that these two teams have met.

Ben Revere will probably be out up to 8 weeks, so the Phillies will be without his services for what appears to be the rest of the season. John Mayberry Jr. took over center for now, and he hit a home run last night to put the Phillies on the board in Game 2 and tie it up at 1-1, which stood till the 13th inning when the Phils won it on a Michael Young hit that scored Jimmy Rollins.

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