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The Phillies lost 7-6 on a Mike Stanton walkoff homer in the bottom of the 10th inning last night, but if it weren’t for the mistakes of young Dom Brown, extra innings probably wouldn’t have been necessary.

With the Phillies leading 4-0 in the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Marlins lone All-Star representative Gaby Sanchez roped a 2-out, 0-1 pitch from Kyle Kendrick into the gap in right-center. Dom Brown got to the ball in time to cut it off, but tried planting awkwardly and let the ball get by him and roll to the wall allowing both Anibal Sanchez and Emilio Bonifacio to score and Gaby to reach third base. The next batter, Hanley Ramirez, wound up reaching on an infield single and Sanchez scored cutting the lead to 4-3.

Then in the 6th inning came Dom’s costliest mistake of the night, when his would-be triple was erased when 2B umpire Kerwin Danley contended that Dom missed 2nd base when he stutter-stepped trying to touch the corner of the bag on his way to third. Charlie Manuel came out to argue (to no avail), and one batter later, John Mayberry, Jr. connected on his 2nd HR of the night which would’ve scored Brown.

That mature-beyond-his-years Dom Brown took full responsibility for the loss after the game, saying he knew he missed the bag, and his aggressiveness not only cost the team a run, but most likely a win.

CSN’s John R. Finger got the quotes:

“I did not,” Brown said when asked if he touched the base. “I just got to go back and take the double. I don’t know what I was thinking about there – too aggressive, I guess. Right there it cost us the game. You live and learn. That’s all I can say.”

“I’m always shooting for that inside part of the bag,” Brown said. “I got to go back. I was moving so fast and trying to get to third, but I have to go back.”

I may be a bit biased, but I can’t stay mad at the kid after that. After all, the Marlins were on the receiving end of a couple bad calls on Tuesday night which Jack McKeon said cost them a win, so I guess it all evens out.

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