VIDEO: Frustrated Papelbon surrenders run in 9th in loss
Ellan Herrera's RBI single off of Jonathan Papelbon in the 9th boosted the Dodgers to a 4-3 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park Monday night.
On a windy and showery night in South Philadelphia, L.A. opened the final inning off of the Phillies' closer with a triple by Dee Gordon. Herrera then followed with a worm-burner right between shortstop and third base into left field for his 7th RBI of the season and the winning run.
After the game, Papelbon voiced his frustration with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn, who had earlier tossed Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly and bench coach Trey Hillman saying "I thought he was terrible, all day, not just that pitch, all day. I wanted to know if he could throw me out for what I was thinking, and if he could, I thought he sucked, it's just that simple."
Papelbon was frustrated that the pitch before Gordon's triple was called a ball instead of a strikeout for out number one of the 9th.
The National League West leaders took the lead in the first on back-to-back RBI singles by Juan Rivera and former-Phillie Bobby Abreu off of Phillies' starter Vance Worley whomade his first start after recovering from right elbow inflammation and being activated from the disabled list.
Los Angeles made it 3-0 in the 2nd when Adam Kennedy's lead-off double was cashed in by an infield single off the bat of Gordon.
The "Vanimal" settled down to throw 80 pitches over 4 innings, giving up the 3 runs on 5 hits earning the no decision.
The Phillies tied the game with a 3-run third. John Mayberry led off with a double, scoring on Freddy Galvis' RBI single. 2 batters later Placido Polanco's 2nd home run of the season cleared the left field wall to make it 3-3.
2011 Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw made the start, but could not maintain the 3-0 lead and did not factor in the decision.
The win went to Dodgers' reliever Ronaldo Belisario (1-0) who pitched a perfect 8th inning. Kenley Jansen pitched the 9th for his 7th save. Papelbon dropped to 0-2.
Game two of the four game series is Tuesday at 7:05 (6:30 WDEL).
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