Anthony talked about how the Phillies badly needed that comeback win yesterday in his Opening Diatribe this morning…
“Man, Phillies needed that by yesterday. That was a big game. There are certain games in baseball that mean a little bit more than others. Yesterday was a game that could jolt them. It felt good. They needed to feel good about themselves. Certainly, Trea Turner needed to feel good about himself. He was on his way to a really bad day. He was swinging at bad pitches. The bat was no good. Coming up with that clutch HR was a big deal for him. I’m hoping that carries over.
He is a great ballplayer. We have a caller, Rob from Delco, who was calling in every day to say Tre Turner stinks. And he is joking. We know Trea Turner is a great ballplayer. He just needs to get hot., and start to feel good about himself.
You were done 5-0. Ranger was scuffling early. It looked like he wouldn’t get past the 3rd inning. He actually righted himself a little bit, and have them a decent outing. You can’t give up 5 runs early, but he actually righted the ship. Which made me happy for his next start.
Then you had the comeback. To win it? That means a lot. Nothing has been right. If you look at the first two months, the pitching has failed, the timely hitting has failed, and even the bullpen at times has failed. The bullpen has been kind of the shining light for the team. All 3 parts of your club have not been in sync. The lineup needs to get hot. The weather needs to turn and the Phillies need to drive the ball.
That was a big deal. It is one of those pinpoint kind of moments.”