Game 110 - Saturday Night, August 3rd in Philadelphia
Record - 50-60, Tied for 3rd Place, 15 1/2 games behind the Braves
Another Massive, Post-Vacation, Why Do I Even Bother Catch-Up, Part 7 of 8
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies had a chance to win this one, but eight walks from the pitchers eventually doomed them in an extra-inning, 5-4 loss.
What It Means: It's not going well.
What Went Wrong: John Lannan was chased in the fifth, and four Phillies relievers combined to hold the Braves scoreless until Jake Diekman walked the bases loaded in the 12th. Justin De Fratus couldn't get out of the jam, and the Braves scored the eventual winning run. On a positive note, Zach Miner made his Phillies debut and pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings.
Featured Card/Field Report: I was there to witness all 12 painful innings. I was lucky enough to pick up a cool 1993 Phillies print and I waited in line to have Mariano Duncan sign it. Now to track down the other guys on the print . . .
We returned from the shore on Saturday morning and I drove to Philly to meet two of my good friends and former college roommates at the ballpark. Sadly, both John and Tommy are life-long Braves fans, so this game was much more enjoyable to them then it was to me. This game dropped my personal record this year to 2-6. (Click photos below to enlarge.)