After a long affair Monday that went pass the four-hour mark, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies met Tuesday for the second of their four-game series. The matchup came with a familiar face on the mound as Chad Billingsley took the ball for the Phillies.
Brett Anderson, who opposed Billingsley and made his 17th start of the season, had a rough first inning. It started on an infield single, which have become all too familiar for Anderson, and later a two-out walk followed by a Justin Turner throwing error that left the bases loaded.
Freddy Galvis hit a grounder up the middle and into center field, scoring a run to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. Still with the bases loaded, Anderson then struck out Domonic Brown to get out of the jam.
With Howie Kendrick, who was hit on the forearm, on first and one out, Turner lined a ball up the middle for the Dodgers’ first hit. Adrian Gonzalez then drove a ball deep that appeared to be on its way to carrying over Brown’s head as he got a bad jump. However, when he did in fact catch the ball, Turner was standing on second and was doubled up at first to end the inning.
Anderson’s second inning of work was much easier as he set the Phillies down in order. Yasmani Grandal drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the second, then was thrown out attempting to go first to third on Yasiel Puig’s blooper into right field. Compacting matters, Andre Ethier followed with a base hit that potentially would’ve scored Grandal from second base.
Instead, Jimmy Rollins grounded out and Anderson couldn’t check his swing on a pitch in the dirt for the final two outs of the inning. After a Maikel Franco leadoff walk, Darin Ruf singled to right field. Puig bobbled the transfer and it allowed both runners to take an extra base. Jeff Francouer then cleared the bases with a two-run double that extended the Phillies’ lead to 3-0.
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