This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League pennant. All season long we will take a look back at each game of the 1993 season.
Last Game: Phillies 4, Padres 3
WP: Andy Benes (3-1)
LP: Terry Mulholland (2-2)
SV: Rich Rodriguez (2)
Before a Veterans Stadium crowd of 15,826, the Phillies continued a home series against the visiting San Diego Padres but the bats were unable to come alive for most of the game. The Padres took game one of the series by a score of 2-1, with Andy Benes shutting down the Phillies offense in to the ninth inning, allowing just five hits and one run before Rich Rodriguez was called on for the save.
Phillies starter Terry Mulholland had a solid outing, scattering seven hits and two runs over six innings pitched before being replaced on the mound by Mark Davis in the seventh inning. Mulholland and Benes took a scoreless game in to the fifth inning, when Padres catcher Bob Geren smacked a lead off home run to left field to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. San Diego left fielder Phil Plantier would double home first baseman Fred McGriff in the sixth inning to give the Padres a 2-0 lead.