Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 10/21/14
On September 19, the Phillies were in the middle of a big series against the New York Mets.  They were four games out of the Wild Card, so the postseason was still within reach at the time. After Cole Hamels tossed a quality start and the bullpen pitched two stellar innings, the Phillies still found themselves trailing 2-1 with two outs in the top of the ninth inning.  One swing of the bat changed the game, and created a top moment for the season. Chase Utley drew a huge two-out walk, leaving the game in the hands of a struggling Ryan Howard.  Mets pitcher Josh Edgin appeared to have the advantage in the matchup, especially since Howard had been in an 0-for-18 slump against lefties. With the count at 0-1, Howard crushed a fastball deep into the right field seats. There was no doubt about it.  The Phillies took a 3-2 lead, and Jonathan Papelbon was able to close it out. After the big blast, Phillies Nation commenter The Original Chuck P commented: “Can we PLEASE give the man his du...
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