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Satisfying win: Phillies 4, Brewers 1

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Ahh, the rare and beautiful win!

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

I have to be honest: after Friday’s night depressing, embarrassing loss, I decided I needed a bit of a break. I put the Phillies on, but I did things around my apartment. I cleaned. Vacuumed. I didn’t want to get too invested in case they seriously blew it like yesterday.

Did it work? You tell me. The Phillies won 4-1, and it all started in the top of the fourth inning. That’s when Rhys Hoskins literally blasted a ball into another universe.

I mean holy shit, that’s a well-hit ball. Good lord. In the fifth, Andrew Knapp belted a homer to straight away center, which sent the Phillies ahead 2-1.

There were some things that worked, like Gabe Kapler taking a gamble in the fifth inning and pulling Eflin — when he’d been pitching well — to pinch hit Maikel Franco. Franco was intentionally walked to load the bases, which led to a walk from J.P. Crawford to score the Phillies’ third run, and a bloop single from Cesar Hernandez

And then there were things that worked in spite of themselves.

There’s still a lot to talk about with this team, and a lot to figure out. But right now, on the heels of a win, the bad stuff can wait a day or two. I’m going to sit on my porch in the lovely evening breeze and watch Rhys Hoskins’ home run over and over again. Tonight, that’s all I need.