Remember was back a few weeks ago when the Phillies won 7 games in a row? Ah, memories! And it does seem like a very distant memory now that the Phillies have just lost 7 games in a row. They were swept by the Rockies today, losing the 3rd game of the series by a score of 1-4.
So just how bad is this team? Let us count the ways…
Before the game started, Cole Hamels tried to convince Kyle Kendrick to come back; Kyle thought this was very funny. Odubel Hererra could not decide on a thumbs up or down for his team, which is sad. And the Phanatic had to bring a Panda friend to the game to stop all the children from crying as the game got worse and worse.
But seriously, the Phillies were already down 0-2 only 5 pitches into the game. This was not a good sign. Jerome Williams has been struggling for a while now and today, he gave up 4 runs in only 5 innings.
The Phillies managed only 7 hits in the game, with Cody Asche scoring the lone run. And this is just how bad it got: In the 7th inning, the Phillies managed to load the bases with no outs and then Cameron Rupp, Darin Ruf and Ben Revere all proceeded to strike out to end the threat. There were not many people left in the stadium at that point, but those who were there boo’ed loudly.
Actually, the attendance was bad even before that. It seems like people are still coming to games for two reasons only – to get free giveaways for their kids or to get really, really, really drunk. I unfortunately had a close encounter with some of those very drunk people today. Two girls and a guy behind me were yelling, cussing, bumping into me and generally being such a nuisance, I was actually ready to call security. Then one of the girls proceeded to throw up – everywhere. Luckily, I heard it coming and moved, but the ground beneath me was puddling up with vomited beer, forcing me to find another seat. And that, folks, just about sums up your 2015 Phillies. A stomach churning, vomit-inducing mess that no one wants to clean up. Yup…nailed it.
And yet, much like seeing an accident on the highway, I can’t stop watching. I keep waiting for the next disaster. Like sending Asche to the minors for two weeks just to piss him off. And then letting Grady Sizemore go when they could have just done that in the first place and let Asche learn left field in the majors. Then Ruben Amaro Jr. bites the hand that feeds him by saying Phillies fans don’t understand the game. By the way, a few days later, I got a call from the Phillies thanking me for being a season ticket holder and offering to upgrade one of my next games for free. Thanks, Ruben! I’d also like free food at my games so maybe Ruben can go on TV again and call fans stupid a few more times…thank you in advance.
So you see where this is all going right? Straight down the proverbial toilet. But before you flush, at least try to enjoy the view 😉
Here is the full Photo Album from today’s game.