Okay, let's dispense with the boring stuff: The Phillies and the Rockies played a baseball game today. Cole Hamels pitched well enough, save a Wilin Rosario home run dagger to a fairly poor seventh inning that made a previously knotted contest a 4-1 longshot in the late innings. For the Rockies, Jorge de La Rosa pitched fairly well, though he allowed more hits than Hamels, as well as a solo homer to potential Ryan Howard caddy, Darin Ruf. Still, at the end of the day, Hamels allowed four runs, the bullpen represented by Jeff Manship and Justin DeFratus allowed two more, and the Phillies lost a tough one.
Oh but wait...wasn't it 6-2? I'm glad you asked. Because THIS HAPPENED:
Still can't believe it? It's true.
The littlest engine that could, the best damn centerfielder who we'd all like to go to Laser Tag with, Ben Revere hit his first professional home run. He nearly set a record, going 1,565 plate appearances (per 700 Level) without a single longball. The record? Frank Taveras at 1,594. History happily avoided for Revere.
So yes, the Phillies lost tonight, but try not to be too sad because we saw history tonight my friends, and it was glorious. Graph of BEN BEN BEN BEN below!