Just like Matt Stairs stated in his press conference after his moon shot in Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS, he was just looking to get his "ass hammered." In other words, he was looking for a slap in the behind after his at-bat to signify that he did something good.
In 2008, Greg Dobbs was an important piece to the Philadelphia Phillies' World Series run. He hit over .300 that season. Pinch-hitting benchwarmer Matt Stairs single-handedly won Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS. Geoff Jenkins...another solid reserve.
In the 1980's Greg Gross accumulated 143 career pinch-hits, 117 with the Phillies. His 143 career pinch-hits ranks fifth on the all-time list.
The Phillies' current bench—OF Ben Francisco, INF Wilson Valdez, RES Michael Martinez, PH Ross Gload and C Dane Sardinha—is not exactly the best.
They need some pop off the pine. There's a reason why a certain game took 19 innings to complete earlier on in the season.
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