Hey there. Here’s what you need to do. Stand up. Give your feet a solid base, say, I don’t know, just slightly beyond shoulder width apart. Be in an athletic stance. Not too much weight on the heels, not too much on the toes. Be firm. Dig in. Did you dig in? Yes?
Now, I want you to swing your hips side to side. Gyrate. Get into a good rhythm. Let, uh, yourself swing side to side. Yeah…back and forth…back and forth, like church bells ringing in a glorious new dawn.
Ding. Dong. Ding. Dong.
Do this because the Phillies are in first place.
Herrera nearly hit one completely out of the stadium!
The Phillies lead it 5-1. pic.twitter.com/KBHbx4N9E5
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) July 6, 2018
In the longest nine inning game in PNC Park, Pirates, and Phillies history, your NL East leaders outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates by the final score of 17-5 tonight. The Phillies, by the way, began playing baseball in 1883. The four-and-a-half-hour contest was well worth the wait as they moved back into first place for the first time since May 26.
Scott Kingery led the way with his first career four-hit game, while Rhys Hoskins and Cesar Hernandez each added three knocks. The Phillies saw 236 pitches and worked 10 walks on their way to compiling their second-highest run total of the season.
Jake Arrieta takes the hill tomorrow looking to give his team sole possession of first place in the division by grabbing his first win since May 29. First pitch is at 4:05.