Nationals 8, Phillies 4
Game 155 - Wednesday Night, September 26th in Philadelphia
Record - 78-77, 3rd Place, 16 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The offense and the bullpen tried to keep the Phils in this game, but Kyle Kendrick's rough start was too much to overcome.
What It Means: There are just seven more opportunities to catch the 2012 Phillies. That's probably a good thing.
What Went Wrong: Kendrick was knocked out in the third after allowing five runs on five hits, including three home runs.
B.J. Rosenberg's performance was probably the highlight for the Phillies, as he pitched three scoreless innings of relief and added an RBI-single. Jimmy Rollins hit his 23rd home run of the season.
Featured Card: There's nothing quite like receiving a package in the mail of unsolicited, unexpected baseball cards. Jim, known as mrhaverkamp on The Bench and around the baseball card blogosphere, e-mailed me last week that he had a group of 46 cards for me from my '70s want lists. The cards arrived a few days ago, and I'm happy to report I'm now much closer to my goal of having a full run of Topps Phillies cards from 1970-1979. These cards look great all together in one groovy '70s binder. Thanks again Jim!