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Klepto: The Jayson Werth Story

May 12, 2009, 9:52 PM EDT

You'd think after he swiped a bag in the 4th, then stole second and third in the 7th, that Russell Martin and the Dodgers might have had a keen eye on Jayson Werth. Not so much. After a called strike to Pedro Feliz, Martin didn't even look over at third, lobbing the ball back to reliever Ronald Belisario. Werth never paced back to the bag, continuing a walking lead until Martin had released the ball, then darted home to beat the throw back to the plate.


And the crowd goes wild…

John Finger says it's the first time a Phillie has stolen second, third, and home in succession since Pete Rose did it in 1980; Carlos Ruiz (yep) took home on the back end of a double steal more recently ('07). Werth's fourth steal of the night also tied a club record set by Sherry Magee back in 1906 and tied by Garry Maddox. The Phils had six steals on the night, beating the Dodgers 5-3. Chan Ho Park turned in another good start, fighting off a calf cramp and a first-inning jam.

After the jump, quite possibly the most low-def YouTube of the modern era (Update: full quality here).