Sunday, May 18, 2008

From the Jaws of Defeat

The Marlins were headed down a similar path, a gruesome pattern that had repeated itself for four straight miserable games. Here's the format:

1. Fall behind
2. Tie the game
3. Fall behind again
4. Almost come back, but lose in heartbreaking fashion

Trailing 3-2 in the 7th inning with the bottom of the lineup at the plate, I wasn't exactly confident. Then Gonzalez laces a single, Rabelo walks on 4 pitches (about all he's good for these days), and in steps Wes Helms. Yes, the same Wes Helms who the Marlins got for absolutely nothing. And he CRUSHES an 0-2 curve into the left field seats.

It was truly exhilarating. Back to winning ways, back to alone in first place, back to confidence. Was it Jay Warman's presence that turned things around? Was it Reader Paul's conclusion of his law school exams? Whatever it was, the Marlins got one back!


Paul said...

The Phillies also lost last night, which is a double plus (living in Philly, I love watching the Phillies lose almost as much as I like watching the Marlins win). I don't start studying for the bar for about another week and a half, so hopefully the fish are in for a nice little winning streak.

Jay Warman said...

It was my presence. I distracted David DeJesus on his way to catching Jake's triple and I called Wes Helms homer after publicly defaming Fredi for putting on the bunt sign.