Watch Carl Crawford's botched catch attempt that led to Phillies victory in extras

Watch Carl Crawford's botched catch attempt that led to Phillies victory in extras
April 23, 2014, 12:22 pm
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You can listen to the Phillies broadcast of the awful catch attempt made by Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford here, or see it above while watching L.A. manager Don Mattingly wax poetic about his team's poor defense above. Credit Chooch for hustling his ass off to second base on the error.

Phillies beat writer Jim Salisbury was there in L.A. to get the story from Chooch:

“They always told you, ‘Run hard every time. You never know,’” Ruiz said late Tuesday night.

Just a few minutes earlier, Ruiz popped a ball up to left field with one out in the 10th inning of a tie game. He was so frustrated by the pop up that he spiked his bat into the grass as he broke into a sprint to first base.

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“Chooch hustled all the way and Domonic had a big double,” manager Ryne Sandberg said. “It was a good win all the way around.”

It was a pretty good game to watch if you don't mind staying up past 1:30 on a Tuesday night in Philly.

The Phillies all of a sudden have a bunch of positives going their way. Dom Brown got the game winning rip, Ben Revere -- despite his agita- inducing defense -- notched four hits at the plate, A.J. Burnett looked fantastic all night, Jake Diekman has proved reliable, Chooch and the Big Piece look to be finding their stroke, and oh yeah, that guy Cole Hamels returns tonight.

Three wins in a row, a .500 record, and they look for a series victory tonight with the return of their $144 million man. Not the worst way to start the season at least.

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I also particularly enjoyed A.J. Burnett's reaction to Yasiel Puig trying to gun him out at first. You gotta watch.

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