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1998 Although Scott Rolen has started all but one game this season and appeared in every one, Phillies manageráTerry Francona's decision not to play his third baseman today, of all days, proves to be very unpopular. It'sáScott Rolen T-shirt Day, a promotion for kids 14 and under, and many of theáVeterans Stadium fans voiced their disappointment about not being able to watch theá23 year-old infielder play on his special day.á
2009 After a shaky defensive bottom of the ninth inning at Citi Field, in which he makes an error and another poor play allowing a batter to reach on an infield hit, Eric Bruntlett redeems himself when he turns the Mets' attempted double steal into a game-ending unassisted triple play. The fourteenth single-handed regular-season triple killing, only the second one which results in the last three outs of a game, occurs when the Phillies' second baseman snares Jeff Francoeur's line drive up the middle for the first out, steps on second to double up Luis Castillo, and then tags the runner coming from first base, Daniel Murphy, for the last out of Philadelphia's 9-7 victory.


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