Rolen hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning as the
Philadelphia Phillies avoided a four-game sweep with a 10-8 win
over the Montreal Expos on Sunday.
"It felt good to be in a situation to win a game and come
through,'' Rolen said. ''(Herges) left the ball up a little and I
got the good part of the barrel on it.''
Phillies fans have booed Rolen all season since he turned down a
potential $140 million deal to stay in Philadelphia, but he
received a standing ovation as he ran out to his position to start
Montreal's Brad Wilkerson, who had homered in his previous three
games, went 2-for-4 with a single, triple and three runs scored.
After Cordero's homer, Silva threw a high-and-tight fastball to
Wilkerson. Both players exchanged heated words before home plate
umpire Paul Emmel intervened. Both benches were given a warning.
Pat Burrell cut the deficit to 8-6 in the seventh with his 22nd
homer off Jim Brower. Two outs later, lefty Joey Eischen was
brought in to face Marlon Anderson with Jeremy Giambi on third.
Eischen hit Anderson with a looping 1-2 slider.
The play carried an automatic ejection for Eischen and Expos
manager Frank Robinson. Pitching coach Dick Pole argued and was
also ejected by Emmel.
"I just can't believe (Emmel) thought Eischen threw at him,''
said Robinson, who was ejected for the first time this season. "He
changed the entire complexion of the game and the outcome, too. It
was one of the worst judgment calls I've ever seen. He took us
right out of the game. It's his game.''
Eischen was equally surprised at the call.
"I've never been thrown out before and I don't understand it,''
he said. "I just tried to overthrow a slider. It came out of my
hand early and hit him in the rear end.''
While it angered the Expos, the ejection along with Silva's
squabble with Wilkerson pumped up the Phillies.
"It definitely fired us up and turned the game around,''
Colon, in his second start since being obtained from the
Cleveland Indians, yielded five runs on four hits. He walked a
season-high seven batters and struck out four.
Adams lasted a season-low 3 2-3 innings. He gave up five runs on
five hits, walked five and struck out three.
Colon unraveled in the third when he needed 37 pitches to get
through the frame.
He walked the bases loaded to start the inning. One out later,
Rolen knocked in a run on a fielder's choice, which tied the score
at 3. Mike Lieberthal followed with a go-ahead run-scoring double.
Colon intentionally walked Anderson to reload the bases and walked
Adams on six pitches, forcing in another run making the score 5-3.
Adams walked the bases loaded with two outs in the fourth. Then
Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run single that tied the score. David
Coggin relieved and struck out Troy O'Leary with runners at first
and third to end the threat.
O'Leary drove in a pair of runs with a RBI triple in the first
and a RBI single in the third. Fernando Tatis added a run-scoring
single in the third as Montreal held a 3-2 edge.
Cordero had two pinch-hit homers in the series -- both
upper-deck shots. ... Guerrero struck out twice for the third time
in the series. Guerrero has just four multistrikeout games this
season. ... Burrell's 22 homers are the most by a Phillies player
at the All-Star break since Mike Schmidt hit 31 home runs in 1980.
... Glanville has singled in each of his last three pinch-hit