Astros 7, Phillies 6
Game 147 - Sunday Afternoon, September 16th in Houston
Record - 73-74, 3rd Place
One Sentence Summary: The bullpen didn't get the job done (again) as the Phillies let yet another ballgame get away in this miserable, hurry up and get it over with season.
What It Means: On the day I paid my postseason ticket invoice, essentially giving the Phillies an interest-free loan for three months, the team saw their postseason chances shrink to an even smaller possibility. You can't be a play-off hopeful and lose three out of four to the positively dreadful Astros. You just can't. The entire team should be embarrassed by their play this weekend. I sure am. (And I'm cranky.)
What Went Wrong: Antonio Bastardo and Phillippe Aumont could not hold a one-run lead in the seventh inning. When the inning started, the Phillies had a 4-3 lead. When it ended, they were down 7-4, and they just couldn't make it back.
Featured Card: It's your move, Ruben. I expect you to put in a little overtime this offseason. Please start with finding some more reliable relievers, and a bat at third base would be nice too.