Dee Gordon kicked the mess around first base into a pile. The Phillies had mobbed Hyun Soo Kim, ripped his jersey from his body and showered him with water and gum and whatever else they snatched from the dugout. But they had not won.
The Phillies bat boy helped Gordon collect the debris. Then, once the umpires ruled Cesar Hernandez out at home, the grounds crew emerged — to sweep gum. The game continued. Forever.
The Phillies won Tuesday, then they lost. Then they played another seven innings and beat the Marlins, 9-8, with a 15th-inning Nick Williams double.