The Philadelphia Phillies remain atop the NL East standings after a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park.
The victory came in walk-off fashion, thanks to the bat of Maikel Franco. With the game tied 2-2 and two down in the bottom of the ninth, Franco cranked a three-run dinger off Marlins reliever Kyle Barraclough:
So, that’s exciting. But it doesn’t top the glorious bat flip. This is beautiful:
"A bat flip so big that his helmet came right off." That how tonight ends for the @Marlins, with a walk-off loss to the Phillies courtesy of Maikel Franco's three-run blast. pic.twitter.com/g1j3KDJ5f9
— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) August 3, 2018
Maikel Franco with one of the best walk off bat flips ever pic.twitter.com/zKDom9MzbN
— chris jones¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@LONG_DRIVE) August 3, 2018
Very well done, Maikel.