So Jimmy Rollins came to the rescue for the Phillies again.
Better yet, the Phillies' offense saved the pitching staff from some trouble... again.
The reigning NL MVP capped off a big rally in the seventh with a two-out homer with one out to knot the game at 6. People laughed, jumped, yelled, waved flags, threw paper and pounded themselves on the head as if the Ayatollah had just died.
Yes, people really want this baseball team to win games.
Knotted at 6 and headed for the late innings, it seems as if the Phillies are sitting pretty. They have scored 6 runs without mounting much a sustained rally at any point of the ballgame, and have done so with some shaky pitching on top of that.
Pitching and defense? Nah... The Phillies do it with homers and walks.
Anyway, Rollins came through. Flash Gordon is on in the ninth. Perhaps this is where the thinness of the team's bullpen gets it into trouble?
Man, what's with all this negativity?