Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fate is the Hunter for Phillies

I don’t know if Hunter Pence has ever read “A Tale of Two Cities.”

The man who coined the popular “Let’s Go Eat” campaign last year might want to give the Dickens’ classic a shot.

He kind of lived it yesterday. You know, that whole idea of the best of times and the worst of times.

Pence committed a crucial error in the bottom of the 9th inning to allow the Astros to tie the game. It added to the latest bullpen implosion – this time by Chad Qualls. And it also insured that Cliff Lee would collect another no-decision, despite throwing eight innings of very good baseball, surrendering just 1 run while scattering 5 hits.

But Pence managed to redeem himself in the bottom of the 10th, lining a pitch from old Phillies pal Brett Myers over the left-field wall for a walk-off homer.

Check out Chris Vito’s take on Pence’s day, and his outlook on being the focus of the Philly fans by CLICKING HERE.

Pence is a breath of fresh air on a team that direly needs it. He knows all eyes are on him. And he doesn’t shy away from his role.

Maybe his teammates can take a clue from him.

 

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