This Is What You Expected, Right?
A win, that is.
Jimmy Rollins told a great story following today’s 5-4 comeback victory over the Astros. As you might have seen or heard, the Phillies looked less than World Series caliber offensively through eight innings. And while it is just one game, it is Opening Day. It is a bummer to lose Opening Day, although the Phillies somehow recovered from those crippling Opening Day losses in 2007, 2008 and 2009 to make the playoffs.
“We had a couple fans jumping on us right on top of our dugout,” Rollins said, talking about the Phillies walking off the field before the bottom of the ninth inning. “It was kind of comical. They were talking about American Legion ball, and how his team would have done better than that. I don’t know. Maybe it inspired us. The next thing you know we came out and we only made one out and found a way to win. (A loss) wouldn’t have been received well, especially with Roy (Halladay) on the mound.”