When Jonathan Papelbon threw Chad Tracy his third straight fastball inside, you knew he was playing with fire. When Tracy deposited the 0-2 pitch just inside the pole in the right-filed seats, you could hear a “here we go again” groan echo throughout the park.
But luckily, everybody quickly forgot about Papelbon blowing his first save of the season just a few minutes later, when Domonic Brown blooped a base hit into center field to score Ben Revere and giving the Phils a walk-off 5-4 win.
The win provided a much needed spark for the Phillies, who were coming off a 3-7 road trip and trailed the Nationals by a game for second place in the N.L. East entering play today.
Revere sets the table for win, continues torrid pace
Two weeks ago praise might have been hard to come by for Ben Revere. On June 8 he had his lowest batting average (.243) that he had since mid May, his defense was suspect, and he just looked lost at the plate. Oh, how things have changed. In his last eight games, Reve...