Thursday, May 26, 2011

Photo of the Game: 49/162

5/25/2011: Game #49. Phillies 5 Reds 4
When the long season is over, this is one many people will remember. It took 19 innings, over six hours, and more than 500 pitches, in the end the Phillies won a memorable one. Roy Halladay started, but the real story happened when Wilson Valdez took the mound to pitch the 19th inning. Using only fast balls, Valdez retired Jay Bruce, Joey Votto, and Carlos Fisher to get the improbable win. The only breaking ball he attempted hit Scott Rolen gently on the shoulder. Francisco and Howard homered, but it was Raul Ibanez that drove in Jimmy Rollins with a deep fly ball to end it. Photo by Steven M. Falk /


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