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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Skipper Charlie Manuel talks about the improved offense
"I don't believe what I just saw" is commonly attributed to some dramatic plays in baseball, and tonight's dramatic Phillies comeback win is just another time that this has happened. The Marlins seemed to be in control of this game and a lot of people were pretty sure Roy Halladay was about to lose his 4th game of the season but as the saying goes, "It ain't over till it's over." This game qualifies as an 'instant classic' for Phillies comeback wins.
The Phils stormed back in this game in the nightcap of a day/night game to score two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning, and then finish the Marlins off with a walk-off win Philly style in the 10th. Ryan Howard barreled around the bases after a Carlo Ruiz hit and the Marlins had to feel more of that losing feeling that they've been experiencing for a few weeks now. I would have to say the manager's job for the Marlins is at risk now as it looks as if nothing can save them from this free fall.
The day game win came easy. The Phils opened up an offensive burst that put up 8 runs on the day and left the Marlins with an 8-1 loss. Jimmy Rollins found his swing with another home run, his second in two days.
The wins today and tonight put the Phillies win streak up to 6 games now. Cliff Lee looks to add to his 6-5 record on Thursday for the 1:05 PM game when the Phillies wrap up the series with the Marlins and head out to Seattle after the game.
With the Phillies scoring 22 runs in three games with the Marlins so far, it may be safe to say that the drought is over and the scoring slump is a distant memory. You gotta love baseball with it's highs and lows. This is starting to get interesting.
A special announcement about John Kruk joining the Phillies 'Wall of Fame' will be made at Thursday's game, and FightinPhillies.com will have a story on it later in the afternoon on Thursday.