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The Wood a bit late to rise this morning thanks to Cole Hamels becoming a mega millionaire. You can read all those details here. But as for the actual action on the field, the Phillies are in the midst of a winning streak (!!!) right now… and we’re going to talk about it. 

After watching the Phils rally from a 6-1 deficit last night, again coming from behind to beat the Brewers 7-6, it became apparent that there was only one logical descriptor for this type of game: 

V7 Game: This dog has a little bit of fight left in it.

Yeah, yeah, I know– too soon. And if you don’t get it, you’re probably better off.

Let’s Wood.


I see you 

Cliff Lee may have peed all over himself last night, giving up 22 solo home runs, but he pulled off a typical Lee play, picking off Martin Maldonadadodadodadadodadadodo from third. A few pitches before doing so, Lee signaled to Ty Wigginton to be ready:  


Ah, Kratz

Erik Kratz looks like a lightbulb, but the man has power. He has three hits this year– all home runs. He started the Phillies’ comeback rally in the eighth with a two-run bomb to left center. [Video here.] Look at this compact, Paul Molitor-esque swing:

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MLB’s lousy video embed policy

Since we can’t embed these videos and make some ad revenue for Major League Baseball, here’s a link to video of the Phillies’ eighth inning comeback



Nice to see Yankees fans sufficiently hate Chad Qualls, too. He pitched to one batter in the eighth, and walked him:

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Cinco Ocho

This has to be Cinco Ocho, right? 

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Of course, Dan is a bit more pessimistic:

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Pat Burrell shows up two nights in a row as a scout for the Giants and the Phillies win both in dramatic, comeback fashion. Coincidence?


Performance enhanced

Ryan Braun winked at Jimmy Rollins after hitting a solo home run.

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Have something in your eye, Ryan? 



Is anyone else extremely bothered by Tom McCarthy’s accentuation of the Blue Cross Player of the Week tagline? We’re with you, evvvvvvery step of the way! 



This is just brilliant:

The Phillies will hold a press conference for Cole Hamels at noon, we'll bring you coverage.