Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rally kings are back, Phils win 2nd game in NY

The Phils are in position to make a clean sweep of the Mets on Thursday night

The Phillies were down to their last out, and it didn't look good in Queens late in the game on Wednesday night against the Mets. Jimmy Rollins had gone down swinging, and then Ty Wigginton had a similar fate, struck out swinging. Chase Utley had a magnificent battle for a walk, and then Ryan Howard came up and belted a long drive that sailed into the night sky and promptly bounced off the 2nd level overhang.

We needed a victory and got it tonight, after a Papelbon save. The score was 3-2, and despite Cole Hamels' 6.0 innings of work with 10 strikeouts, could not earn the win tonight as the Phils rallied late when the bullpen had taken over.

The hopes were not dimmed tonight, but a wild card seems unlikely but the important part is that the Phils have to keep winning. The have to keep winning and hope the teams like the Cardinals and the Dodgers lose. Anything is possible, but again it's the odds and time that are starting to be the enemies of this team.

Ryan Howard couldn't have come through at a better time for the Phillies or himself. He was 0-19 up to that point, and 0-7 in this series. One swing turned him from a player that is mired in a slump to a post game hero with an interview after the game.

Domonic Brown had a tough time tracking down a tailing fly ball in left in the bottom of the 9th to dive and make a great catch to save this game, the ball had some movement on it, and was spinning away from Brown when he made the catch.

We're winners tonight, with the make up game 7:10 PM on Thursday night.  

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