Pat Burrell only had one hit, but his 2-out 2-run double was probably the game's biggest. Of course, Geoff Jenkins' game-tying pinch-hit homer in the 6th could also stake claim to that honor.
Either way, this was a very good win for the Phils. A comeback win versus anybody is good, but to do it against the division leader means that much more.
The Phils still have over a dozen more games against the Marlins, who showed today why they are going to have a tough time staying up near the top of the NL East. Sure they can hit the cover off of the ball, but they have a very young, unproven pitching staff and a suspect bullpen. Burke Badenhop and Dough Waechter will not win division championships...
The Reds, fresh off a 3 game sweep of the Braves, roll into town today for a 4 game set. It should be a very interesting series. Ken Griffey Jr. is sitting at 599 homers. Griffey has been a favorite player of mine for years, so I would love to see him get number 600 in Philly, hopefully in the midst of a Phillies win...
The other big story this week is Reds 21 year old rookie Jay Bruce. This guy is a freaking monster. He's 13-22 in his first 6 games and it's unlikely this is a fluke. He's a .308 career hitter in the minors and hit 26 homers last year across three levels.
Probable pitchers for the Reds in this series: Arroyo (versus Kendrick tonight), Harang, Volquez, and whoever replaces Josh Fogg, who was just put on the DL.