Image via Ben Revere on Twitter.
There are some days when it just seems as though baseball does not matter much. Yesterday was one of those days. Hours after multiple explosions went off near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, killing three (and rising in all likelihood) and inuring many more, the Phillies opened a three-game road series in Cincinnati, hoping to build off of a winning series in Miami over the weekend.
Baseball has served this country as a release, an escape from the tortures of real life and the sadness that can come with it. Baseball generally is there for us in troubled times. That was the case yesterday as the Phillies and Reds went on with a sense of normalcy.
Cliff Lee was once again in command throughout most of the night. Ben Revere made a catch worthy of play of the year consideration. Chase Utley hit a two-run home run off the bench to tie the game up before the bullpen struggled to keep the game within reach before the bats had to face Aro...