Originally written on Macho Row  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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That's more like it. It seems like it has been a while since the Phillies got that so-called complete game effort from the team, but last night in San Francisco they gave it. Cliff Lee was in command on the mound, Domonic Brown delivered the first McCovey Cove blast in Phillies history and the defense did not disappoint in the field for the most part. The result was a 6-2 victory over the defending World Series champions to open up a west coast swing. The trick of course is to not be sucked in to the idea that the Phillie that played Monday night have all of a sudden turned things around. Coming off a four-game split with the lowly Miami Marlins at home and still sitting below .500 means it will take more than one fun night by the bay to convince me the Phillies have flipped a switch, metaphorically speaking. Those who know me will tell you I'm generally a positive-thinking person and I tend to focus on the positives wherever possible while keeping in balance with the negatives. I'm not going to focus on any negatives from last night, because overall I am not sure where they existed outside of Jimmy Rollins going 0-for-4 in the leadoff spot (he did tack on a sacrifice fly in the ninth). So instead, let's just watch Domonic Brown's monster home run to right field in the fifth inning again... Your browser does not support iframes. Follow Macho Row on Twitter and Facebook.
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