ESPN -- Florida native Brett Phillips grew up watching his Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 World Series. Twelve years later, he helped his hometown team to a World Series-tying victory.
Phillips singled home the tying run off Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen in Game 4 on Saturday night, starting a wild sequence that led to the winning run scoring after the Dodgers fumbled the relay throw home.
It was Phillips' first at-bat in more than two weeks and his first hit since Sept. 25.
"That's why baseball is so special," Phillips said after the 8-7 victory. "Anyone can come up on any given night and help the team win. We've proven that since I've been here."
Last night's ending has had some time to breathe and I still can't stop thinking about it. Throw in the stories like this one above that start to trickle out that somehow make the entire thing even better and it's really hard to debate that MLB postseason baseball > everything else.
Stuff like that just doesn't happen in other sports. Sure you've got the Giants miracles against the Patriots, some awesome buzzer beaters in the NBA, but in terms of next-level intensity, besides playoff NHL hockey, nothing is in the same league as post season baseball.
Last night, (and most of this postseason), was a circus.
This angle is amazing
Not enough scoring?
Regular season, dog day of summer baseball might , and I get the complaints from a lacking in entertainmemt standpoint. But it’s all worth it come October.
Soto last season, Arozarena this. Kid is playing out of his mind.
Game 5 tonight.
Let’s go Rays