In the final game of the Phillies retro 1960’s celebration, the Phillies had little to celebrate. With a 0-3 loss to the Cubs, they dropped 2 of 3 games this weekend.
As an added annoyance, I was forced to try and track the game on a 1960’s-style scoreboard and all images on the big screen were in black and white…blah. But the uniforms (grounds crew, too) were nice and even Art Garfunkel dropped in for a rendition of God Bless America.
This was also the 50-year anniversary of Jim Bunning’s perfect game against the Mets on Father’s Day in 1964. He was joined on the field for the first pitch by teammates Cookie Rojas and Dick Allen. And later in the game, Bunning’s entire family went onto the field to dance with the Phanatic.
It was also Father’s Day, 2014. Ben Revere’s parents joined him on the field before the game and every Dad (or male human over 14 years old – hoping they are not all Dad’s) got a Phillies fedora, which were seen all over the ballpark.
And then there was the game. A.J. Burnett had a quality start with 3 runs allowed over 8 innings.
But that mattered little as the Phillies did almost nothing at the plate. By the 6th inning, I was beginning to think I was going to see my 2nd no-hitter in the last month against the Phils. Luckily, Revere broke up the no-hitter…whew!
There were many swings, but very few productive ones. In fact, Burnett even tossed his bat away striking out in the 6th inning (see below).
On the bright side, it was a bright, sunny day outside…and that is where the good news ends. Bummer.
Here is the Photo Album from Sunday’s game. The Phillies start a series in Atlanta on Monday against the Braves. The game starts at 7:10pm and Cole Hamels will pitch.
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Photos by Jenn Zambri Photography