Rollins, Victorino Lead Phils At WBC

The United States beat Canada 6-5 in a game that was down to the wire.

Jimmy Rollins did not start, but came in as a pitch runner. He was 1-for-2 and was caught stealing. He also saved the game for his team, making a big defensive play to get closer JJ Putz off the hook. Shane Victorino went 2-for-4 for the Americans.

Matt Stairs went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts for Canada.

In other action, Puerto Rico beat Panama, 7-0. Carlos Ruiz went 1-for-2 for Panama.  Ruiz was lifted in the 9th inning due to a neck injury.



  1. Good Night Joe Carter

    March 7, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Jimmy Rollins also made a great defensive play in the 9th that kept Putz (Yiddish pun intended) from blowing the save.

  2. Manny

    March 7, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Yo Putz almost blew the game..ha

  3. Chutley

    March 7, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Joe Cater Tim says that in his article. and a met almost blew it in the ninth if it werent for the Phils ( j roll had two put outs and Vic caught the pop up) different year same story. cant wait for April

  4. Amanda Orr

    March 7, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    It originally did not say that, but Tim was kind enough to edit it in. Thanks Tim! 🙂

  5. Jason B.

    March 8, 2009 at 7:11 am

    In other action in the WBC, both Reyes and Tattise were upset by a team from Northern Europe, the Netherlands. Those pot smoking dutch thightened the noose that allowed two Mets to “Choke” again.

  6. Justin

    March 8, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I love that Putz is shaky already. He lost one game already as closer for USA against a MLB team in an exhibition, and now he almost blows another game? Looks like Davey Johnson should be going to Broxton to close games cuz Putz is just that, a big putz

  7. estrada

    March 8, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    jason B obiously didnt watch the game, because neither reyes or tatis had an at bat during DR’s upset loss…and of course putz is shaky, he’s missing spring training for this! you expect someone to be in mid season form in early march? this is when st typically starts.. philly is filled with a bunch of morons.

  8. Tyler

    March 8, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    estrada… r u a moronic mutt fan… because clearly u cant read… jason never said they had an at-bat… he just said they were upset… implying that their team lost… idiot

  9. estrada

    March 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    tyler, you fag. his post CLEARLY IMPLIES they had a part in their team losing the game! I’m sorry if you never got through elementary school and learned about reading comprehension you fruitcake

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