Mike Adams walked the walk in the seventh inning last night. Then he did some talking.
The Phillies closer didn't actually walk any Rockies batters. In fact, he got the Phils out of a precarious situation that Antonio Bastardo put them in. Bastardo loaded the bases with no outs and Adams came in and miraculously got out of it in impressive fashion.
Adams got Carlos Gonzalez to fist a ball right back to the pitcher which he promptly turned the home to first double play on. Then he apparently had the option to walk Troy Tulowitzki with an open base but didn't want to back down.Your browser does not support iframes.
“I was actually a little upset [pitching coach Bob McClure] gave me the option to walk Tulo,” Adams said. “I’m confident in what I do. I’m not going to back down from anybody. I ain’t scared. I don’t care who you are. I feel I’m better than the person at the plate.”
Mike Adams is quickly turning into a reliable option for Ryne Sandberg late in games. And he's winning over Phillies fans with both his arm and his mouth.