Not Much Good News (Sorry)

17 Sep

What can you say about a team in the midst of an improbable late Playoff run that loses 3 of 4 to the worst team in baseball?

 Nothing good.

And what if that team had their so-called ace of aces on the mound, Roy “Doc” Halladay, and they were facing a pitcher coming into the game with a 4-11 record and a 5.40 ERA.

That makes it even worse.

 In short, a team fighting for their playoff lives just can’t lose 3 out of 4 to a last place team.  The hope was they’d go 3-1.  A split would have been acceptable but this?

Not so much.

And want some more bad news?  The Phillies will now head to Citi Field to play the Mets, another team they always seem to struggle against.  The Phillies are 5-10 against a bad Mets team this season.

Feeling any better?

After being three games out with only one team standing between the Phillies and the second Wild Card spot, they have now dropped to four back with three teams ahead of them.

No, that’s not good either.

I guess the only good news is that they have not been mathematically eliminated yet.  Master of the understatement, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, explains the team’s strategy this way:

“Losing three out of four here really hurts.  But we’ve still got to keep playing. It’s kind of how we got into it, just keep on playing.”

One little detail I’d like to add, Skip.  If you want to stay in it, you have to keep on (or start) winning!!

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L’shanah Tovah to all my Jewish friends.  May you have a Sweet, Healthy and Happy New Year ahead.  (And if you attend  services today, do me a little favor and sneak in a couple of prayers for our Phillies, will ya?  It’s a long service 🙂

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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2 Responses to “Not Much Good News (Sorry)”

  1. Jan Dickler September 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    U said it all

    Sent from my iPhone

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