A Win Is a Win Is a Win

21 Jun

Piece of cake, right?  Never a doubt.  A decisive walk-off win for the Fightins’.

OK, none of the above.

But a win is a win is a win.

For only the second time in 70 games, the Phillies got to celebrate a walk-off win.  For only the first time since May 14th and 15th, the Phillies had back-to-back wins at home.  And for the first time since May 13-15, the Phillies will win a home series.  Hard to believe after last year’s series-winning juggernaut.

But a win is a win is a win.

Am I the only one who doesn’t like to see closer Jonathan Papelbon come in to a tie game?  He gave up the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth in a scenario that is all too familiar.  Papelbon has allowed seven runs in 10 1/3 innings when pitching in non-save situations. On the other hand he is perfect in save opportunities and has yet to allow a run in the 17 1/3 innings he’s pitched with a save on the line.  Hey, here’s a thought.  Maybe closers are closers for a reason.  They close.

But a win is a win is a win.

It took a two-out clutch double from Hunter Pence, who is batting .203 with runners in scoring position. It took Shane Victorino, possibly having the quietest season of his career, beating out a ground ball that looked like a sure out.  And it took the foot of a three-time Gold Glove winning first baseman that miraculously, (for the home team,) just couldn’t find the bag to win this one.

But in a season where it seems this Phillies team has found countless heartbreaking ways to lose games, it was more than a little heartening to finally find a way to win one.  So it may not have been pretty,

But a win is a win is a win.  

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6 Responses to “A Win Is a Win Is a Win”

  1. geetie cohen June 21, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    A deep heartfelt sigh and a LOUD AMEN.

  2. Ray June 21, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Susan,

    We will take wins in any manner that they come. Even if it takes two bad throws to first by the shortstop to win em!!!!

  3. Ron Cori June 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Hoping it’s a start of something we haven’t seen all year…

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