This is how the Phillies looked as they walked off the field after yesterday’s loss to the Reds. And no wonder, as the game ended with the strangest mistake by Jimmy Rollins. What was he thinking? There was only one out, so with the runner coming home to score and win the game, his ONLY play was to throw the ball home to try to save the game. Why then does he even bother throwing to first? Even Howard just stared at him in disbelief and did not even bother attempting to catch the ball. What was the point? Once he threw it to first and not to home, it was game over.
And to end the game like that after wasting a decent performance by Adam Eaton was even more of a shame. I can’t believe I am going to say this but, poor Adam! The guy finally snaps out of whatever funk he has been in still can’t get a win…dazed and confused for sure.
However, it does look like Ryan Howard is getting his groove back. His homer yesterday was recorded at 479 feet…not too shabby. Lidge is back in the pen so I am looking forward to seeing what he can do for us. And Chase Utley is hitting .412 right now and hit his 100th career homerun in Friday’s game. Looks like this year is going to be the Chase Utley show, and I for one am all for it! Here is another amazing photo I took of him in Spring Training as I waved like a crazy person trying to get him to smile for me:
So, we are halfway through the Reds series…hoping we can pull out the next 2 and make it and winning one! Go Phillies!