Franco Finishes Comeback Win With Walkoff Homer to Keep Phillies in First-Place

PHOTO CREDIT: JOHN GELIEBTER-USA TODAY SPORTS

Trailing 2-1 in the 9th inning against the Miami Marlins and in danger of falling out of first-place in the NL East for the first time since July 6, the Phillies tied the game on a Nick Williams’ RBI groundout. That brought to the plate Maikel Franco, and let me just say, thank god they kept this guy:

Also, behold this bat flip:

I call it “Celebration.” It’s sexual and violent. I thought you might like it.

Franco has been a flat-out stud since late June. The Phillies’ once-forgotten third baseman is now hitting .277 on the season with an .813 OPS. He resurrected his season on the strength of a blistering month of July in which he slashed .330/.378/.593. His K% dropped to a season-best 11.2% in 98 July plate appearances, and his hard-hit % has incrementally increased every month this season.

This wasn’t a bad start to August, I’d say.

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8 Responses

  1. Looks like Cuz playin halfball…the guy is a legend and totally from the streets… Philly to the core…and packin 12 inches in his Puma sweat pants

  2. Whenever Kristen Rogers does one of those editorial monologues, I don’t hear anything and all I can think of is her putting some lipstick around my dipstick.

  3. 8 innings of torture, one inning of Marlins reliever having a meltdown, finished off with a bonafide ‘Citizens Bank Park’ homerun . I’ll take it!

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