Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What a win for your FIRST PLACE Phillies!

(AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
The Phillies won a wild one late Tuesday night, overcoming a 7 run deficit in one of the greatest games in recent memory, an 8-7 victory of the Mets in 13 innings. This game had it all. An unlikely hero in the bottom of the 9th with two outs in Eric Bruntlett. Continued redemption by Jimmy Rollins. A near-complete emptying of the bench (only Joe Blanton and Kyle Kendrick didn't get on the field). A silly at-bat by Brett Myers. And, of course, a game winning single by Chris Coste in the 13 inning that drove in Shane Victorino, who tripled to lead off the inning.

This was a huge game that was made even bigger given that it was against the Mets, their biggest rival and the team they have now chased down and overtaken for first place in the NL East. This Phillies team is now starting to have some of the magic moments that last years team experienced. They are turning back into the team that you can never count out, a team that always finds a way to battle back. They will look for the sweep against the Mets tomorrow.

1 comment:

The Phan said...

what a game! i was there!!