A Win’s a Win

Wow, where did that win come from? It wasn’t a brand new Phillie that provided the spark as I thought, but it was another amazing finish. Jayson Werth’s 3-run blast into the upper deck of left field to bring the Phils within one run was certainly reminiscent of the Russell Branyan shot. More impressive though was the Phillies bullpen which salvaged Kyle Lohse’s pitiful two inning performance as Durbin, Davis, Condrey, Romero (W), Gordon, and Myers (S) combined for seven scoreless. The Phillies now have 47th come-from-behind wins. That is the most in the majors and with 83 wins overall, that means the Phils come-from-behind in more than half their games (57%).

Elsewhere in the National League, the Marlins held off a Met rally to escape with a win in ten innings. As fans were walking out of RFK last night, the concourses erupted when we found out the Fish had tied it in the ninth.  I expect there to be even more fans at the stadium this weekend – you can’t beat $5 tickets.  Unfortunately the Padres won as the tend to do. Yet the biggest news outside the Phillies big win was the hiring of Ed Wade by Houston to act as their General Manager.  Go Phils!

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