Juan Pierre legged out a walk-off infield single on Sunday afternoon to give the Phillies a wild 8-7 extra innings victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. [watch video of Pierre's speedy hit here]
After setting down after the celebration, Pierre told reporters he was inspired by the fastest man on the planet, Jamaica's Usain Bolt. From beat writer Ryan Lawrence's Sulia:
"I was a little excited. I got inspired watching Usain Bolt last night. Had a chance to go through the finish line there at first base and just got excited there playing a kid's game. No matter where you are in the standings, to win a big league game is always special and I never want to take that for granted. My errant throw today led to a big inning, and to be able to, not make up for it, but to be in a position to help the team win is pretty cool."
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