Never Say Die!!!
Take THAT, Florida!!!
Philadelphia scores 10 runs in ninth inning to sink Florida
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
MIAMI -- The thought went through Mike Lieberthal's head repeatedly late in Saturday's game, first when Juan Pierre manufactured an insurance run in the eighth inning, and again when watching Florida's Dontrelle Willis stroll out for the ninth.
"I thought we had no shot," Lieberthal said. "Dontrelle was definitely on and they got that big insurance run. I thought, 'We'll get 'em tomorrow.'"
Tomorrow arrived way early for the Phillies, in what was easily one of the season's weirdest ninth innings and the most improbable win of their playoff push. Philadelphia magically turned a 2-0 shutout at the hands of a Cy Young candidate into a 10-2 win over Florida at Dolphins Stadium.
Aided by an uncharacteristic four-error inning, the Phillies plated 10 runs that featured the first 10 batters reaching base off four Marlins pitchers.