Jayson Werth questioned the fans that left Sunday’s game early.
“It seemed like some people left there,” Werth said. “I don’t know why you’re leaving.”
Then he made them look stupid.
Jayson and the Phillies waited until the bottom of the ninth to pull this one out. Trailing 6-3 in the ninth the Phillies sent 4 batters to the plate who all collected hits off of Nationals closer Drew Storen, each hit bigger then the next. Werth’s at bat was a battle, and after the eighth pitch he won. Jayson’s hit sailed over the 409 sign in center field and sent the crowd into hysterics. People all over the Delaware Valley threw their fists into the air as Jayson rounded first. The walk off homer sealed the weekend sweep of the Nationals.
The Braves probably thought they had gained a game on the Phillies after they completed their sweep of the Mets just a few minutes earlier.
“I’m sure those guys were probably on their way down here thinking we’re
going to be back two games and amped up,” Howard said. “it definitely takes a hit when something like that happens.”
This team is just far too resilient to let their lead slip away. The Phillies have won 9 of their last 10 and are sending the Big Three to the mound in their next series versus Atlanta. It will be their biggest test of the season.