Sunday, April 18, 2004

Four to Score | The most unlikely Phillie you'd pick to crash a game-winning homer might be blogosphere whipping boy Doug Glanville, but his leadoff tater in the bottom of the ninth sent the Phils to their fourth straight win and a sweep of the Expos this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Jim Thome added a dinger for the home nine, and Randy Wolf survived a wobbly first inning to go six. Billy Wagner picked up the win after twirling a scoreless ninth.

Glanville's late heroics made crow-eaters, at least temporarily, out of I'm Not An Athlete and the Philling Station, both of whom apologized for previous weeks' bashing.

More importantly, the Phillies are now just two-and-a-half back of the Marlins, who come to town for a three-game series beginning Tuesday. The Fish, of course, have owned the Phils over the last year; the Fightin's need to stand up to Florida and prove they have the mettle to play with the defending champs. Vicente Padilla opposes Dontrelle Willis in the opener.


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