Ben Revere had an audience of reporters in stitches as he recounted his personal low point in Sunday night’s game. Revere had come to the plate with one out, the bases loaded and the game tied in the bottom of the sixth inning. It was his chance to do some damage, to give the Phillies a lead. He grounded into a deflating inning-ending double play. “I was really ticked,” Revere said. “I thought that sucker was up the middle but it just stuck there and the shortstop grabbed it.” Revere was still upset when he came back to the dugout after the next half inning so he retreated to the clubhouse and remembered some advice his mother had given him: When things aren’t going well, find a quiet place, “your happy place,” Revere said, and re-focus. “I gave myself a time out,” he said. “I came to my happy place and it helped me.” Two innings after grounding into that double play, Revere lined a pitch up the middle to break a tie and help propel the Phillies to a 7-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals (see Instant Replay). The Phillies, still spinning their wheels 19 games into the season, are 8-11. Clutch hits haven’t been easy to come by for this Phillies team, but they were plentiful in the late innings of this game. The Phils fell behind, 3-2, in the top of the seventh when a two-base error by Chase Utley led to an unearned run.
Clutch hits propel Phillies to late win over Cardinals
CSN Philly | Apr 22