It has been a wild weekend, with everything not going the Phillies way. Though they put up a great fight on Saturday, they just couldn’t get the job done.
Sunday was a different story.
Nate Schierholtz led off the game with a solo shot to put the San Francisco Giants up 1-0 before an out was ever recorded.
The Phillies answered back in the bottom of the first on a Chase Utley RBI single. He was cruising around the bases and was standing on third before Shane Victorino crossed the plate. It was once again good to see him run.
The Giants took the lead in the top of the 4th on a Pablo Sandoval RBI double.
The Phillies answered in the bottom of the fourth with a John Mayberry Jr. home run.
They took the lead on Yay-berry’s second homer of the game in the 7th.
The Giants answered right back with Schierholtz’s second homer of game in the top of the 8th.
And to extras we went…again.
Somehow the Giants managed to NOT score off the Phillies bullpen for 3 whole extra innings. (They really should be ashamed of that.)
And somehow, the Phillies managed to score in extra innings. (They should be amazed and proud of themselves.)
In the bottom of the 12th, Carlos Ruiz drew a walk (of course he did, because he is awesome.) Laynce Nix hit a single and Chooch took 3rd.
There was one out, runners on the corner and Jimmy Rollins was up to bat. Rollins is man that loves the spotlight and loves coming up clutch.
He hit a single to right center field. He knew the game was over and with all the swag he could manage (which is a lot,) he jogged up to first base and then ran into his teammates arms for the win.
It was a good day. I miss games like that.
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