Wednesday, July 2, 2014

1991 Stadium Club #163 Charlie Hayes

Marlins 5, Phillies 4 (11 Innings)
Game 83 - Tuesday Night, July 1st in Miami
Record - 36-47, 5th Place, 9 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies rallied late to tie up this ballgame, only to lose in extra innings to the Marlins, 5-4.

What It Means:  I just don't know anymore.  The team has lost five in a row and nine of their last eleven.

What Happened:  With the Marlins holding a two-run lead in the eighth, Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche hit back-to-back home runs to tie up the game.  The Phils weren't able to push across any additional runs before the Marlins walked off with the win, scoring in the 11th against Justin De Fratus.

Featured Card:  It's definitely getting harder and harder to find an appropriate card to represent the mood or some painful facet of each particular Phillies loss.  The game recap from the Phillies website mentions that the 2014 club is hitting .241 with a .672 OPS, which is the lowest in both categories since the 1991 season.  I decided to flip through my 1991 Phillies binder, and this card of Charlie Hayes wildly swinging and missing at a pitch somehow seemed perfectly appropriate for this post.

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