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Scoreless in ninth, Phillies-Reds game gets suspended until Wednesday

Apr 17, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

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The Phillies and Reds combined on 17 scoreless half-innings Tuesday before rain delayed the game heading into the bottom of the ninth. With no end to the showers in sign, the game was suspended and will be picked up prior to Wednesday’s scheduled series finale.

Kyle Kendrick and Homer Bailey battled in the pitcher’s duel tonight, with Kendrick going seven innings and Bailey lasting eight.

The Reds used Aroldis Chapman in the top of the ninth in the tie game, and he’ll be eligible to carry on and pitch the 10th on Wednesday, should the Reds fail to score in the bottom of the ninth. That would be a nice advantage for the Reds, considering that it’s highly unlikely he would have pitched a second inning tonight.

The Phillies were set to use Phillippe Aumont against Zack Cozart, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips in the bottom of the ninth. Chapman’s lineup spot is due up sixth in the inning.

Play is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

  1. mrredlegz - Apr 17, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    If Chappy picks up tomorrow afternoon that will be 4 days in a row. Smells like a meltdown to me.

  2. thomas844 - Apr 17, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    I just realized that the very first pitch of this continuation could end up in a walk off homer. That’d be pretty funny. Get everyone out on the field, end it with a homer, get everyone off and prepare for the next game.

    • greymares - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:39 AM

      as a Philly fan i don;t find that any more funny than a “heart attack”. lol.

      • thomas844 - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:53 AM

        I think the Reds deserve some payback after your backup SS pitched a “W” against us a couple years back lol

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:24 AM

      That dawned on me driving to work…..

      Of course, they way these two teams have been hitting, the 2nd game may start at 10:00 PM

  3. DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Phillies are going to bring Geoff Jenkins out of retirement to pinch hit

    • heyblueyoustink - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

      If you’re going to live in the past, while Jenkins got lucky in the world series, remember the true mantra:

      ” In case of emergency, use Stairs.”

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:48 AM

        Just was going what happened when that game resumed – all other situations, Jenkins would not be my first pick

  4. jm91rs - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Maybe I’m just not remembering right, but it sure seems like these two teams are always in pitchers’ duels when they face each other. I remember an almost perfect game by Travis Wood just about matched by Doc and the Phillies ended up winning. Then there’s the no-hitter in the playoffs by Doc, and Monday was pretty much perfect pitching by both staffs until the 8th.

    Anyone that sat through that storm last night to watch the game go to the 9th with only 4 hits total is a real trooper.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 17, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      I would generally agree – they had those back to back 1-0 games (one of which was the Doc/Wood game), and of course Doc no-hitter against the Reds was not a Phillies slugfest. But i also a recall game not too long ago the Phils won 22-0…..going off memory, but I think that was the score. Red used a non-pitcher who gave up a Slam to Werth

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 17, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      Okay – it was 22-1, but all else was correct

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI200907060.shtml

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