Check out the video of one of the greatest post-season moments in Philadelphia Phillies history. The Phillies trailed the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-4 at home in Game 4 of the NLCS. It is the bottom of the ninth inning and Jimmy Rollins is up to bat. Rollins is batting with two outs and two men on base. Rollins then nails a fastball to the right-center, two guys score, game over, and the Phillies take a 3-1 lead in the series. This is truly playoff clutch hitting at its best.
[adinserter block=”1″]I don’t know what more I can say about this hit. As a Phils fan, I have to honestly tell you that I didn’t have much faith. It just felt like one of those games that no matter what the Phillies would do, it just would never be enough. Rollins was 3-18 in the series, so I just assumed that it was over. Man, I will never doubt J-Roll or this team ever again. The game was the total antithesis of what most Philly fans had to suffer through Sunday afternoon with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The bullpen is a huge worry, but what Phillies fan isn’t worried about the bullpen. As someone who was a big Phils fan during the 1993 World Series, the Brad Lidge-Mitch Williams dynamic is downright scary. I feel almost exactly as I did in 1993 when Williams would come in to close games. Charlie pulling Pedro Martinez the other night reminded me a lot of the Roger Mason moment in the World Series. However, in the end this is a much more talented team that has proven once again that they are never out of a game. It is a great day to be a Phillies fan.
You know, this Jimmy Rollins kid is pretty good!
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