Cardinals 11, Phillies 3
Game 101 - Wednesday Night, July 24th in St. Louis
Record - 49-52, 2nd Place, 8 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies were completely blown out by the Cardinals in a deflating and dismal 11-3 loss.
What It Means: This was the fourth loss in a row, and the team will try to salvage the series tonight.
What Went Wrong: John Lannan walked the pitcher, Jake Westbrook, with two outs in the bottom of the 4th. Westbrook stole second and came around to score on a single. The Cardinals plated five in the 5th, with three of those runs coming when center fielder John Mayberry, Jr. dove for a ball but missed by a solid five feet.
Featured Card: Like a lot of you, I'm suffering from mid-summer fatigue related to a number of baseball and Phillies issues right now. I'm tired of watching the Phillies. I'm tired of Ryan Braun and I'm tired of seeing his smug face on the front of every sports-related website. I'm tired of trying to figure out if the Phillies are going to be buyers or sellers. I'm tired of listening to Ruben Amaro, Jr. tell me nothing. I'm tired of seeing Delmon Young in a Phillies uniform, even though he's currently hitting in the .280s and he really hasn't been all that bad. I'm tired of Laynce Nix and the entire Phillies bullpen.
I don't want to know how awesome Jared Cosart and Jonathan Villar look during their first games with the Astros. I don't want to ever have to root for Brian Wilson or Carlos Zambrano and I don't want to have to make Chachi cards for either of them. I'm grumpy and a little cranky, and perhaps a smidge ornery.
And I may just post Rick Schu cards until the Phillies win again.