Philadelphia Phillies: Top-10 moments from 2008 World Championship run

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Myers walk lead to Victorino slam off Sabathia

The Phillies headed into game two of the NLDS up 1-0, but a matchup with Brewers ace CC Sabathia loomed. Tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the second, the Phillies were looking to break the game open and give Brett Myers some run support.

With two outs in the second and a runner on third, Myers stepped to the plate. The Phillies’ pitcher quickly fell behind in the count 1-2, but that is when the magic happens. Myers then proceeded to fight off Sabathia and worked the count to full, where he then took an inside pitch, working one of the more memorable walks in Phillies history.

Rollins then found his way onto base and then stepped up Phillies’ center fielder Shane Victorino to the plate. The rest, as we know, is history.

Victorino stepped to the plate and quickly fell behind in the count, 1-2. Looking to get out of a jam, Sabathia went to a breaking ball that he hung in the strike zone. Victorino made him pay, turning on the 82 miles per hour pitch and depositing it into the left-field seats.

The home run put the Phillies up 5-1, and the Phillies did not look back. Myers earned the win thanks in large part to his walk as the Phillies went on to win 5-2 to go up two games to none in the series. Victorino’s slam was potentially the difference in going to Milwaukee up 2-0, rather than tied 1-1.