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.
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Photos by Jenn Zambri
The Phillies released Adam Eaton today, still owing him $9.15 million dollars. No other teams will likely be dumb enough to sign him before he clears waivers, avoiding having to pay his huge, ridiculous contract. If anyone does pick him up after that, they will only be required to pay the Phillies $400,000. Ouch. But what would be more painful, is having to keep Eaton around any longer.
Eaton has got to be the luckiest idiot on the planet; he’s a millionaire, he gets a World Series ring and what did he do for it all? Nothing. Perhaps he could teach that trick to a few of us? It’s the least he can do for the two years of pathetic baseball he pitched for the Phillies fans. Glad as we are to end the Eaton-era, my question is, who will we pick on now?? :O)
A Blue Jays fan asked me at the game on Thursday if Shane Victorino was going to play for Team Hawaii. No kidding; he was very serious. I calmly explained to him that Hawaii was part of the United States and that, at that time, only Jimmy Rollins was scheduled to play for Team USA. I was tempted to see if he had ever heard of the state of Delaware, but was afraid I’d get the “Dela-where?” question. Canadians are fun. Anyway, it was announced today that Victorino would play for Team USA after all, replacing Grady Sizemore who is nursing an injury. Nice of them to include Shane as a real American :O)
Phillies Lose To Reds
The Phils went down to the Reds today, 10-3. However, the bats are beginning to wake up; Victorino went 2 for 3; Raul Ibanez and Greg Dobbs each went 1 for 2 with 1 RBI apiece; and former LA Dodger, Pablo Ozuna went 2 for 3 with 1 RBI. JC Romero pitched 2 solid innings and Ryan Madson pitched 1 scoreless. The loss went to rookie Andrew Carpenter who gave up 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks to start the game without recording an out.
The Phillies take on the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow at 1:05pm in a World Series reunion. Pat Burrell has chosen to make the trip to see his old teammates. Pictures to come! The game is sold out and should be the highlight of 2009 Spring Training to date.
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