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Loved Jimmy Rollins Slide at Home with the Frandsen Assist and the Fire

Sep 3, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

We all know the Phillies are double digit games under five hundred on the season but last night’s contest against the Nationals proved that even in a lost season, there can still be plenty of excitement in any one game. Last night it came in a late 8th inning comeback led by some old familiar faces.

Started by the bat and base running of Jimmy Rollins, helped with a good eye from Chase Utley, and capped off with the stroke of Chooch, the Phillies came back from a deficit to take the late lead that Jonathan Papelbon did just enough to hold onto.

But it was the J-Roll play at the plate that was extra exciting.

The second you saw Juan Samuel waving Jimmy home you knew it was going to be a real close play. He was gambling for sure. But the decision paid off. With the help of Kevin Frandsen directing him nicely to the inside part of the plate, Jimmy made a fantastic diving slide that just beat the tag and Rollins let some much-welcomed emotion show. J-Roll was pumped.

[watch Chooch's single and Jimmy's great slide work here]

This isn’t the first time Jimmy has had a ridiculous slide into home either.

So, in a season of disappointment, we can at least still enjoy the little things we used to get on a pretty regular basis. Hey, some high fives are better than no high fives.

  1. igantz - Sep 3, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Sure was great to see how fired up he got after the slide. Even in a lost season, they are fighting through every inning. If they keep this up, it could be something positive to take away from this season that will hopefully carry over to next year

  2. BenE. - Sep 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    I wonder why Jimmy isn’t in the lineup for tonight. I can’t imagine he’s being benched so maybe it’s just a night off? That was some good hustling last night and nice work by Frandsen, too. The game within the game.

    • Norton - Sep 4, 2013 at 12:19 AM

      Apparently upper management wants to give the paying public less bang for their buck, I mean, after all, the seasons over for all of us anyway so why risk wearing out the players.


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