Hunter Pence had a Kirk Gibson moment with Kirk Gibson in the other dugout.



Pence couldn't lift his left arm above his head on Monday night. He had hurt his shoulder diving for a ball in San Diego the day before and was forced to sit out Monday's game. Conventional wisdom suggested that there was no way he would play Tuesday. After all, he was scheduled to have an MRI that morning.



By now you know that Pence surprised everyone – even manager Charlie Manuel – in being ready to play Tuesday night. Back in the lineup, Pence was a difference-maker, swatting a two-run home run in the fourth inning that got the Phillies' offense cooking and headed to an 8-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.



The victory snapped a three-game losing streak.