Last night, during the seventh inning of the Phillies 5-2 win over the Natinals, it appeared that second baseman Danny Espinosa briefly forgot how to count to three.
After swinging on a 82-mph changeup from Chad Durbin, the switch-hitting rookie walked back into the batter’s box rather than retreat to the dugout, causing an on field delay and some mild amusement.
Meanwhile, in the Phillies’s dugout, Roy Oswalt tries to lend Danny a helping hand.
Nationals manager Jim Riggleman comes onto the field to discuss the call while keeping Espinosa at bay.
Finally, Espinosa and Riggleman return to the visitor’s dugout denied and dejected.
With the win, the Phillies magic number to clinch the division is 11. The Phils go for the sweep today at 1:35 as Joe Blanton (7-6, 5.00 ERA) faces Yunesky Maya (0-2, 6.55 ERA) .