Brandon Phillips apologized to Pete Mackanin last night after Phillips broke slowly out of the box on a ball that he thought was going out. The ball ended up hitting off the wall, and Phillips got thrown out at second.
"It cost us a run," he said. "That pissed me off. If it cost us the game, it would have really pissed me off. I apologized. That's not me. I've been hustling all year."
Mackanin would have said something to Phillips, but Phillips approached him.
"He came up to me," Mackanin said. "We spoke. We'll talk some more. It doesn't go unnoticed."
Had the ball gone out, it would have put Phillips in the 30-30 club.
"I wish it went out," he said. "I want to get it over with. I've been trying. I've got to stop trying and let it come."
Phillips thinks tonight could be the night for 30-30.
"Hopefully," he said. "I feel it."
How can you not love the guy?!?