Phillies: Top five moments of Jimmy Rollins’ career

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 19: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a game-winning walkoff 2-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to win 5-4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the NLCS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 19: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a game-winning walkoff 2-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to win 5-4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the NLCS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA – SEPTEMBER 27: Jimmie Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with teammates after clinching the division title against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 27, 2008. The Phillies defeated the Nationals 4-3. (Photo by Miles Kennedy/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA – SEPTEMBER 27: Jimmie Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with teammates after clinching the division title against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 27, 2008. The Phillies defeated the Nationals 4-3. (Photo by Miles Kennedy/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

No. 2: NL East-clinching double play

After winning the NL East in 2007, the Phillies were in the position to do the same entering the second to last game of the 2008 season. The Phillies entered the game with a 90-70 record, while the Nationals were among the league’s worst, at 59-100.

Jamie Moyer was on the mound for the Phillies and shut the Nationals out through four, but Washington’s John Lannan had done the same through three. The Phillies got on the board first in the home fourth when Chase Utley scored on a Pat Burrell sacrifice fly. The Phillies got another on a Carlos Ruiz sacrifice fly and led 2-0.

Anderson Hernandez doubled home Roger Bernadina in the top of the fifth to cut the Phillies lead to 2-1. However, the Phillies got that run back in a hurry on a Jayson Werth bomb to deep right field.

The Phillies maintained a 3-1 lead into the eighth when the Nationals cut it to 3-2 on a sacrifice fly by Lastings Millage off Ryan Madison.  Like the Phillies seemingly did many times in 2008, they got the run back in the bottom of the eighth on a double by Pedro Feliz, scoring Shane Victorino.

Brad Lidge entered in the ninth, having converted all save opportunities this season. After already scoring a run and the bases loaded, Ryan Zimmerman stepped to the plate with only one out.

Here is where Jimmy Rollins saved the day and perhaps the season. A ground ball hit by Zimmerman appeared off the bat to be single to center. However, Rollins made an incredible diving stop, flipped to Utley, who fired to Ryan Howard to turn the double play.  The play won the National League East for the Phillies, who went on to win their first World Series title since 1980.