NLCS: Big Inning Gives Padres Win Over Phillies in Game 2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Allowed only five runs in his first start with San Diego, 23-year-old reliever Tyler Chatwood tossed five scoreless innings as the Padres pulled out their first win of four games in Philadelphia.
The Phillies rallied from an early 9-0 deficit to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, and then lost again on a blunder by reliever Jonathan Papelbon.
Chris Young hit a two-run homer in the third to tie it 1-1. Then Ryan Howard hit a one-out double down the right-field line and scored on a wild throw to first base by Ryan Doumit.
That ended the worst night in the young Phillies franchise history, until a day like Saturday on which they rallied from a 3-0 deficit.
“We’re just learning these lessons as you go,” third baseman Chase Headley said. “It’s very different from any of the teams that we’ve faced in the National League.
“We’re learning a lot right now. I know it’s going to be an awesome experience when we get to the World Series.”
The Phillies, who lost to the division champion Cincinnati Reds in seven games, got off to a solid start, but Chatwood had his own problems.
He walked four and hit a batter, but held the Braves to two runs on five hits in seven innings and struck out nine.
Chatwood didn’t give up the big strike to Braves starter Jair Jurrjens, but he also walked three and gave up a hit to Chipper Jones.
“He was very spot on with his location,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “That’s the thing about him.”
The Padres, who have won four in a row and have a big lineup, hit a bunch of home runs. In the first inning, rookie Yasiel Puig launched