Jimmy Rollins’ Walk-Off Home Run in .gifs

Jimmy Rollins was the hero on Saturday night as the Phillies walked off 5-4 winners against the Miami Marlins. Despite Giancarlo Stanton‘s efforts, hitting two home runs — including one that went 470 feet — and knocking in three runs, the bullpen was able to keep the Phillies in the game in the eighth, ninth, and tenth innings before Rollins took Dan Jennings deep for a solo home run.

Rollins, as usual, added some style to the event. He knew he had hit a home run, so he flipped his bat towards the dugout and yelled something towards the dugout and/or at a fan. In the post-game interview, Rollins said that teammate Marlon Byrd had said something to him in the dugout and that a fan had been yelling at him, so he wanted to shut him up.

Rollins has quietly gotten off to a good start this season. Including tonight’s game, he’s slashing .316/.395/.553 in 43 plate appearances.


Source: FanGraphs

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  1. Ian

    April 13, 2014 02:45 AM

    Cool seeing our closer used in a tie game as we’ll. wouldn’t of happened last year.

    • hk

      April 13, 2014 07:53 AM

      Yes, it would have. It’s very common to see the home team’s closer used in a tie game in the 9th because once a tie game reaches the 9th inning, there can’t be a save situation…the home team has to win in walk-off fashion. Charlie employed this strategy often in years past.

    • crow

      April 13, 2014 09:00 AM

      There’s nothing uncommon about a closer being used in the 9th inning of a tie game — at home. When I see it happen on the road I’ll start to believe that somebody threw away The Book and began to think.

    • crow

      April 13, 2014 10:39 AM

      Yeah, when I see the closer in there in a tie game ON THE ROAD I’ll know that somebody threw away The Book and did some independent thinking.

      • crow

        April 13, 2014 12:44 PM

        Sorry for the repeat. Long story.

  2. JB Allen

    April 13, 2014 01:02 PM

    That’s all well and good, but would it have hurt Rollins to hustle a little more around the base paths?

    [SARCASM]

    Seriously, that shot was awesome.

  3. mark66

    April 13, 2014 02:21 PM

    This is the JR we all know and love. This is what he’s capable of on a steady basis. On the other hand an error by Howard leading to a run and late in the game with the game on the line he hits nothing with runners in scoring position. Drop him in the line up and platoon him. He should get less not more playing time. Howard is costing this team runs by being in the line up everyday. And, put him on a diet.

  4. dkk

    April 13, 2014 09:45 PM

    The slo-mo gif was the best. :P

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