A beer vendor got a standing ovation from the nearby crowd of Phillies fans at Citizens Bank Park this afternoon, but it wasn’t for bringing them beer. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, catcher Carlos Ruiz fouled off a Dan Haren offering, and the liner sailed into the vendor’s case of beer.
From the angle provided, it’s tough to gauge the vendor’s intent, but it appears the foul ball simply found him. Watch:
Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera produced what proved to be the game-winning hit on Wednesday afternoon, drilling a go-ahead solo home run to right field off of Cardinals reliever Sam Tuivailala in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Phillies went on to win 4-3, as the bullpen actually held on to a lead for once.
Herrera has now homered in four consecutive games and in five of his last six contests. The major league record is eight consecutive games with a home run, held by Don Mattingly, Dale Long, and Ken Griffey, Jr. The Phillies record is five consecutive games with a homer, held by Dick Allen, Mike Schmidt, Bobby Abreu, Chase Utley (twice), and Rhys Hoskins.
On the season, Herrera is batting .299/.355/.491 with 12 home runs, 41 RBI, and 35 runs scored in 297 plate appearances.