Saturday, July 10, 2010

Magic Happens at the Bank

There has been magic in the air in Philadelphia for the past two nights. Home runs by unlikely heroes and a pair of walkoffs have kept people like me happy. For those of you who don't know, two nights ago Brian Schneider launched a home run in the 12th to give the Phillies the victory. If that wasn't dramatic enough, last night the Phillies were down 7 to 1 in the ninth, and Mike Leake was looking particularly strong. However, after putting up a six spot in the frame highlighted by a three-run shot from Greg Dobbs and a game-tying two-run shot that barely made it over the right-field wall from my new hero Cody Ransom, Ryan Howard proceeded to launch one into the Philadelphia night in the tenth and pulled out another extra inning victory. Can the magic continued tonight? Right now in the top of the seventh, they are knotted at 0-0 with a three hitter and a no-hitter going. It looks like we're going to need some more late-night heroics to pull out another victory and clearly win this four-game series that leads us into the All-Star break.
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