Brett Phillips Makes Name In World Series Folklore After Wild Rays Win: “It’s Special”

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Brett Phillips delivered the biggest hit of his career and the biggest success in Tampa Bay Rays history as a Major League Baseball franchise when his two-point single won Game 4 against the Dodgers Los Angeles at the end of the ninth. Saturday night round.

Phillips’ kick led Kevin Kiermaier easily home while Randy Arozarena tried to test Chris Taylor’s arm after Taylor blew the ball into right-center field. But Dodgers wide receiver Will Smith missed Max Muncy and Arozarena, who had tripped and fell on his way to the plate and was completely to the right, managed to get up and score the winning point of the one of the craziest world series. the game never ends.

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Phillips, a young journeyman outfielder who has already made Major League appearances for two other teams ahead of the 2020 season, was as shocked as everyone else by how the match ended.

“Knowing the backstory is knowing the story,” he said after the game, according to MLB.com. “When these guys were in the World Series, I was in eighth grade watching them. And now to be a part of it, helping these guys win a World Series game, that’s special.

Phillips said he was just happy the game was tied when he saw Arozarena slide. But after Smith missed the ball, all bets were off.

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“Honestly, it’s just hard to believe right now that this just happened,” Phillips said. “Once I saw Randy slide, I thought, ‘Oh, at least shoot, we tied him up.’ And then he missed the ball. I didn’t know what happened and then he scored and the next thing I know is I’m flying around the outfield and piled up with dogs and now I’m talking to the boys. ”

He continued: “It doesn’t matter that I haven’t had a batting player in the last two weeks because I wouldn’t be on the World Series list if they didn’t believe I could help them win in. anyway. I know there are guys with really slow heart rates who have been in this situation a number of times before and it’s like another day for them. But for me it’s not, and I’ll take advantage of it. ”

The Rays acquired Phillips in August from the Kansas City Royals. He was originally drafted in the sixth round in 2012 by the Houston Astros. He was part of the trade that sent Josh Hader to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2015 and three years later Milwaukee would trade him to the Royals as part of the Mike Moustakas deal.

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He played in the Wild Card and the Divisional Series, but not in the Championship Series.

In the World Series, he is 1 to 1 and his moment is forever etched in baseball history.

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