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Fox1470.com Phillies Contributor
After splitting a 4 game series against the St Louis Cardinals, the Phillies got back to work Monday as they opened a 4 game series against their instate rivals the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. The scheduled pitching matchup is Jonathan Pettibone who is making is MLB Debut facing the Pirates A.J. Burnett. Charlie Manuel keep the same lineup from last night
Phillies Pitcher Jonathan Pettibone first pitch to start the game was a Ball. The first runs of the game came in the top of 2nd inning when the pirates Pedro Alvarez hits Solo home run to right field for a 1-0 lead. The Phillies score their first run in the bottom of 3rd inning With Chase Utley was batting, Pirates pitcher A. J. Burnett throws a wild pitch scoring Jonathan Pettibone to tie the game at 1. The Phillies took a 2-1 lead when A. J. Burnett hits Jimmy Rollins with the bases loaded, scoring Michael Young. The Pirates tie the game at 2 in the top of 5th inning when Russell Martin leads off the inning with a solo homerun.
The Phillies took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of 6th inning when Jimmy Rollins hits a RBI single scoring Erik Kratz, with that RBI, that was Jimmy Rollins 800th career RBI as he goes 2 for 3 on the night with 2 RBIs. Antonio Bastardo comes in the 7th inning and shuts the pirates down, Mike Adams comes in for a 1-2-3 8th inning, Jonathan Papelbon takes 7 pitches to get the save, and Phillies beat Pirates 3-2.
Phillies Jonathan Pettibone line in MLB Debut vs. Pirates: 5.1 innings 6 hits 2 runs 6 K's on 83 pitches. The Phillies send out Cole Hamels for game 2 of series on Tuesday at 7:05 PM against Pirates Jeff Locke
W: Raul Valdes (1-0)
L: Jared Hughes (1-2)
S: Jonathan Papelbon (4)
Time of game: 2:53
Attendance from Citizens Bank Park: 35,385
Fans Feedback during the Game
Jenny Buxhoeveden on Facebook & Twitter (@Jennyx3Bux) “I think it was a Solid MLB debut for Pettibone. 6K in 5 innings, with 2ER isn’t that bad. He also had some hits. Glad to see he did well”
Matt McGovern on Facebook & Twitter (@McGov05) “F*****G Awesome”
Jim McElhone on Facebook “My petunias are feeling amazing after it”
Joe Buscemi on Facebook & Twitter ( @Joey_Boosh) “Bad to the bone” Pettibone did very well in his MLB debut, even drew his 1st walk and got his 1st run, j-roll got the job done and is looking much better than last yr”