Eude Brito, Rick White, Aaron Fultz and Flash Gordon threw seven no-hit, no-run innings of relief, as the Phillies clawed back from a 0-5 deficit to beat the Braves 6-5.
Terrific win, but no time to admire their handiwork. Game 2 begins shortly. Tremendous job by the bullpen to pick up the pieces after two disappointing innings from starter Randy Wolf.
Jeff Conine delivered the big blow to get the Phils back in it, a two-out double to deep left that knocked in two to pull the score to 5-3. Jimmy Rollins went 3-for-5 and scored twice.
Brito pitched four solid innings to keep the Phillies in it. Rick White (4-1) earned the win for his 1 2-3 innings. Gordon had his breaking ball working and picked up his 29th save.
Jon Lieber (7-9, 4.99) gets the call for the Phillies in the second game. Lieber is 3-0 with a 3.21 ERA and a complete game in his last six starts. Atlanta will counter with Tim Hudson (12-10, 4.85), who, like Lieber, has also turned it around of late. In his last seven starts, he is 4-0 with a 3.66 ERA.