Jayson Werth provided the heroics and the Phillies pitching staff, from Joe Blanton through Chan Ho Park to Clay Condrey, provided the needed outs. It was a 13 inning affair that was certainly worth the price of admission. MLB.com has plenty of highlights including Werth's walkoff home run and Brad Lidge's sick kick save to Jimmy Rollins for the most remarkable 1-6-3 double play in the ninth. [video below]
"Things are going real well in South Philadelphia," as Tom McCarthy put it. They certainly are. The Phils are on their longest winning streak since 1991. It was the year Full House dropped from T.G.I.F on Friday nights and moved to Tuesdays. I was 10 years old and fascinated with a football player named Barry Sanders. What were you doing in 1991?
In other NL East news, the Braves beat the Giants 8-1 and the Mets were shutout by the Nationals by the score of 4-0. The Phils remain 6.5 up.