It Was A Night…

18 May

It was a night when pitcher Cliff Lee almost hit a home run and slugger Ryan Howard legged out an infield single.

It was a night when ‘The Big Piece‘ could sport a big smile and a laugh at his own expense:

“Speed kills,” he said. “It’s like a meteor coming through.”

It was a night when Lee needed 47 pitches to get through the first two innings before settling down to complete seven strong leaving with a 3-2 lead.

But it was also a night when it only took reliever Antonio Bastardo one batter to give up the tying run.

It was a night when one of the most important at-bats was a 10-pitch walk worked by Michael Young.

It was a night when, after making headlines earlier in the week saying that he and his team had to play better before “ the guys upstairs decide to blow it up and ship us out,” Jimmy Rollins let his bat do the talking with a 2-run shot in the third to give his team a 2-0 lead.

It was a night when a close play at the plate gave the Phils an insurance run but it was also a night when closer Jonathan Papelbon didn’t need it as he pitched a scoreless ninth to remain perfect in save opportunities.

It was a night when the near sellout crowd was loud and ‘in the game’ reminiscent of many nights and many crowds during the Phillies sell-out streak.

It was a night when for a moment we all had that “we know how this one ends” feeling and it wasn’t pretty but on this night the Phillies played some small ball and got a big win.

It was a perfect night at the ballpark and it had a perfect ending:  after singing a chorus along with Harry the K we all left with “High Hopes.”

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2 Responses to “It Was A Night…”

  1. Ron Cori May 18, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Great game and a nice win!

    • girlsbestphriend May 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

      You got that right. Now we just need to put a couple together.

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