In one of the strangest games this year, the Phillies walk-it-off against the Colorado Rockies.
In a night when Joe Blanton was, well, Joe Blanton and gave up 3 home runs (ok, that’s normal) the strangest plays came through.
Let’s start with a Michael Martinez 3-run homer, which is, well, odd. I believe that he is a waste of roster space, but he came through tonight.
Jonathan Papelbon came in the top of the 9th and the Rockies scored the go ahead run off of him.
Then the bottom of the 9th happened and things got strange.
The Rockies’ Rafeal Betancourt quickly got Jim Thome and Jimmy Rollins out.
Ty Wigginton comes up and hit a single into left field. Hunter Pence then hits a ball to deep left field that bounced off the wall. Wigginton chugged around the bases to score on the hit.
Game is now tied.
The Rockies choose to walk Carlos Ruiz to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Shane Victorino hits an infield single.
Well, kinda. Marco Scutaro made a bad throw and Todd Helton did not make a good pick. Oh, and Victorino is quite fast.
Bases are now loaded for Placido Polanco. And Twitter started to call for a shrimp. Well, they didn’t walk Polanco, he put the bat on the ball.
Scutaro again fielded the ball, but he had to double-clutch before he could throw. Helton seemed to forget how to play first. He couldn’t find first base and Polanco was called safe, Pence scores.
Phillies win! Just an odd night and I will take it!
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