Extra Innings: 06/29/07
Johnny Marz defeated Casey Stern by a score of 4-3 in "All the Marbles" at Mickey Mantle’s restaurant. Cole Hamels took a no-hitter into the 8th. Pat "the Bat" Burrell hits a HR for the first run of the game to give Marz a 1-0 lead. Three wild pitches from Orlando Hernandez led to the Phillies 2nd run. A Jimmy Rollins 2-run HR capped off the 4 run inning for Marzano as he took a 4-0 lead into the 9th. With the no-hitter no longer in tact, Casey mounts a comeback in the 9th sending pinch hitter Damian Easley up. Easley singled followed by a Jose Reyes single. In what Stern called the most important at-bat of the game, Paul LoDuca swung over a 3-2 slider for out number 1. Carlos Beltran launced a 3-run homer to make it 4-3. The tension was as high as you will ever see for a VIRTUAL contest! Carlos Delgado went down on strikes and then David Wright (he is on the cover of the game) went down on strikes to end the game and Marzano walked away with the win!
Cole Hamels got the victory
Tom Glavine took the loss
HR: Burrell & Rollins for Philadelphia
Beltran for New York
Tune into the Midday show later on at 1 ET for more including the jersey presentation from Marzano to Stern!