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Mayberry and Brignac Lead Phils

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Reid Brignac might make Asche the next Wally Pipp.

Reid Brignac might make Asche the next Wally Pipp.

Today is Opposites Day.

Opposites Day is only a  holiday when it is declared one and I’m declaring it.

On Thursday’s Business Person’s Special, Rookie Reid Brignac — who hit a three run walk off dinger on Wednesday —  had a game winning two-run double in the sixth and John Mayberry, Jr, goes yard and finishes with three hits and 3 RBIs . He gets the Chevrolet player of the game, whatever the hell that is.

After the game Mayberry said  you have to “stick by your team.” Not to be confused with Stand By Your Man.”

Kyle Kendrick picks up the win. He struck out five over six — on a dreary South Philly rainy afternoon.

Then Sandberg brings in rookie Kenny Giles to get the last out in the ninth. In his major league debut, 100 mph Giles got his first K2 but gave up his first dinger.

Giles, who can throw the heater, made his major league debut.

Giles, who can throw the heater, made his major league debut.

Like Jamie Moyer said, “you’ve got to give up your first home run sometime.” Okay, I think that’s true.

It’s the Fightens’ second sweep of the season. Nice, but definitely Opposites Day — with game winning heroes Mayberry, Brignac — AGAIN — Kendrick, with down from Lehigh Valley Giles debuting in the Show. What’s next, Tony Gwynn grand slamming a win against Chicago? Might happen.

They’re  not out if it yet. Hanging by their fingernails, maybe.

Three straight and on a roll! Now 28-36, with the Cubs coming in for three, Friday through Sunday.

They stink, too — 26-37. So let’s out stink them.

Plus, J-Roll is two hits away from Michael Jack’s Phillies hit record.

Look, get serious — and stand by your team!

 

 

 

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