Braves 4, Phillies 2
Game 161 - Saturday Night, September 27th in Philadelphia
Record - 73-88, 5th Place, 22 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: A.J. Burnett pitched a little better in his final start of the season, but the Phils couldn't rally late and lost to the Braves, 4-2.
What It Means: Burnett finished the season with an 8-18 record and a 4.59 ERA. He has the option to come back to the Phillies in 2015 for a guaranteed contract worth $12.75 million.
What Happened: Ryan Howard hit his 23rd home run and had three hits, raising his average to .223. Ben Revere lined out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to end the game.
Featured Card: As Matt Gelb points out in this Tweet, Burnett walked 96 batters this season which is the most by a Phillies pitcher since Jose DeJesus walked 128 in 1991.
I'd like to nominate this post for the most depressing game recap post of the season.
Coming soon . . . complete baseball card show report from this weekend's Valley Forge Philly show!