So that’s it. Let it sink in. The Phillies baseball season is over.
Every single game was a nail biter, every game had waaaaaaay more runners in scoring position than usual, and every game had almost all of them stranded.
A startling fact was presented to me earlier in this series: at the end of this year, every starting Phillies player will be 30 or older. I think this is an inevitable sign of the downhill path the Phillies have ahead of them, and the sad sad future we have ahead of us.
Maybe I’m just in a terrible mood because of this loss, and because it came at the hands of Cody Ross makes it even worse. God I hope he dies.
The only person I’m TRULY upset with on the Phillies is Chase Utley. Chase you fucked us. Not only did you fuck us with the bounty of errors you decided to make, including one simple grounder HIT BY THE PITCHER that you simply whiffed that led to 2 runs being able to score, tying the game and so forth, but your one move yesterday destroyed our chances.
You threw the ball back? Dude, you thew the ball back. Normally, I’d be in true favor of something like this, letting it ignite the emotions of the teams, clearing the benches and so on, but I really feel this is what fucked us.
After Chase Utley got hit in the back, 2 men were on, no outs. Sanchez was clearly losing his control, that hit wasn’t intentional. The Giants were warming up people in the bullpen and the Phillies had a chance to break the game open. But then, Chase coincidently had the ball drop in front of him, he grabbed it, threw it back, and pissed off Sanchez.
Sanchez takes some time now to talk shit, the benches clear, and guess what’s happening all the while? The Giants are continuing to warm up their bullpen.
By the time this was all said and done, it was obvious to even the smallest, least intelligent child that Sanchez was now in no position to pitch. His emotions had taken over, so Bochy takes him out of the game, throws Affeldt in the game, and the momentum is spoiled.
Ryan Howard strikes out. Jayson Werth flies out. Victorino grounds out.
2 men on, 0 outs prior to that. Sanchez was going to be destroyed, and with a simple flip of the ball, Chase Utley made what was supposed to be a slight inclination into a full blown fact.
Chase I don’t know if it was the horse tranquilizers you were taking, or the fact that Jayson Werth is in fact banging your wife, but you made so many errors this series, it’s going to be hard to wear your jersey again.
It’s been a great year Phillies, and even if this is where the road ends, I’m still pretty god damn happy with what we accomplished. And by we, I mean you.
This post was written by Randy Neil