The Phillies have just taken a 2-run lead on the Dodgers at the end of eight innings. The Phillies scored 3 in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead. They had scored one run to tie and had the bases loaded with two outs when Giovanni Carrara relieved Paul Shuey. Carrara proceeded to hit the next two batters to give the Phillies the lead before getting Tomas Perez to line out to end the inning.
Of course, in the top of the ninth Jose Mesa had to find a way to make it interesting. He had one out and then Adrian Beltre reached first after swinging at a third strike that got away from the catcher and was called a wild pitch. After a single, a strikeout, and a walk the Dodgers had the bases loaded with two outs as Dave Roberts flied out to end the game. There's nothing like a good closer, and Mesa is nothing like a good closer.