The Phillies came into the eighth inning down by three runs and running out of outs. With Michael Martinez on second base, Chase Utley grounded a pitch down the first-base line.Right down the first-base line. Exactly down the first-base line. Enough to hit the bag, pop up in the air, and allow Utley to reach on a single. I could .gif that, but I'm running out of steam, so here's the same thing, just in a different game.
Pujols didn't put his hand on his hip all sassy-like, so this one's better. Trust me. But the play put runners at first and third with one out. Martinez eventually scored on a wild pitch to cut the Cardinals' lead to 5-3.
Ryan Howard came up as the tying run with two outs against left-handed reliever Marc Ryze ... Marc Rzypynsk ... Marc Rezyp ... Steve Kline, who struck Howard on three straight pitches.