Caught Looking breaks down the games from Friday night…a couple of comeback victories in the National League Division Series.

Game 2: Phillies 7, Reds 4
The Reds built a 4-0 lead before imploding in the 7th inning to hand the Phillies a come-from-behind 7-4 win in Game 2 of the NLDS. Errors were wild in this game as Cincinnati committed four errors, including two in the fifth to give the Phillies life and then two errors in the 7th when the Phils took a commanding lead. With the score 4-3 and two on, Jimmy Rollins hit a line drive to right field off Reds flame throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman that Jay Bruce lost in the lights and missed the ball. Two runs scored on the play and Rollins eventually scored on a ground0ut for the third run of the inning. While Chapman’s 100 MPH fastball was supposed to be the story, his debut ended with him being charged with three unearned runs.

Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge then took over out of the pen, shutting down the Reds the rest of the way. Lidge picked up his first save of the postseason with a scoreless ninth inning. Things had started off well for the Reds as Brandon Phillips led off the game with a home run off Roy Oswalt. Bruce added a homer in the fourth inning to give the Reds 3-0, but Bruce’s misplay in the field would eventually give up their lead. The Phillies scored their seven runs off just eight singles, but took advantage of four Reds errors and three HBP. The Phillies will attempt to finish the Reds in Game 3 of the series in Cincinnati.

Game 2: Braves 5, Giants 4 (11 innings)
The Reds weren’t the only ones to blow a four-run lead Friday night. The Giants joined the party after falling apart in the 8th inning as the Braves tied the game with three runs in the frame and won it in the 11th inning on a Rick Ankiel solo shot that landed in McCovey’s Cove. Yes, remember Ankiel? It was his first postseason home run of his career. Giants starter Matt Cain cruised through 6.1 innings with only one unearned run on his line and left the game with a 4-1 lead, but the bullpen and the Giants defense came unglued in the 8th as Derek Lee scored on Pablo Sandoval‘s throwing error and Alex Gonzalez doubled into the gap to score two runs to knot the game at 4 apiece to set the stage for Ankiel in extra innings.

The Giants built their early lead off Braves phenom Tommy Hanson as Pat Burrell belted a three-run home run in the first inning. Burrell finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Cain made it 4-0 when he singled up the middle in the 2nd inning to score Cody Ross. Cain and Hanson both received a no-decision on the night. Kyle Farnsworth picked up the win for the Braves after surviving a bases loaded situation in the bottom of the 10th by enticing rookie catcher Buster Posey to ground into an inning-ending double play. That took the wind out of the sails for the Giants and Ankiel delivered for Atlanta the very next half inning. This series is the only division series knotted at one game each.

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