Yup, I was there. New Insight about Myself: I may now be too old to cope with extra innings on a work night. When the alarm goes off in five-and-a-half hours, I’m going to be bummed. And grouchy.
But it was a great game. The Phillies fell behind, but Pat Burrell (he of the beautiful, um, bum) tied things up in the seventh inning with a thrilling three-run homer. And then, in the bottom of the tenth inning, Ryan Howard—who had a homer of his own earlier in the game—doubled in Chase Utley for the win. Exciting finish!
The Phils are now just one-and-a-half games behind the Padres in the National League wild-card race.