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Ben Revere wastes one of his home runs on exhibition game

The Phillies were powerless to stop their left fielder from using one of his very rare home runs to end a preseason game.

The beating heart - buzzing, really, in a way that would make a doctor remove his stethoscope and demand answers - of the Philadelphia Phillies, Ben Revere, motored the team to victory last night with some late inning heroics worthy of a better team in a more meaningful game.

In the first game of the year at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies were losing, after Aaron Harang gave up runs immediately following his CBP debut as a Phillie. The offense managed to get four runs across, and turned to Ryne Sandberg like a kid being forced to eat their greens, asking, "Is that enough?"

It wasn't. They were down 5-4 as the game entered the ninth, and the 12 remaining fans demanded a reason not to go home to their families. The team's response was a classic 2015 Phillies rally in which somebody scored accidentally on a misplayed bunt. This followed suit with their other scoring mechanisms of the evening, which included:

  • "Ryan Howard RBI ground out"
  • "Russ Canzler scores on throwing error"
  • "Cody Asche RBI sac bunt on a play that was challenged by the Phillies, I don't know"

Cody Asche also had a lead-taking RBI single, and went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI and Jeff Francoeur reportedly went 3-for-4 with a double. But in the ninth after tying the game at 5-5, with a runner on second, the next two hitters broke land speed records as they flew out (Grady Sizemore) and struck out (Odubel Herrera). In buzzed Revere like a heroic hummingbird.

The Phillies faced their first test at their home field this season, and passed. Which gives you a real good feeling about the following 163.