Pirates 6, Phillies 3
Game 145 - Wednesday Night, September 10th in Philadelphia
Record - 67-78, 5th Place, 15 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The bats went silent as the Pirates easily handled Jerome Williams and the Phillies, winning 6-3.
What It Means: The team's hope for a winning record is becoming more and more remote. It would take a 15-2 record at this point to pull it off.
What Happened: Williams hit better than he pitched in this game, knocking in two runs with a single to right in the fourth. Reliever Luis Garcia, who earlier in the day was named the team's best minor league pitcher for the year, got lit up again, allowing two runs on four hits without retiring a batter. His Major League ERA this season is up to 12.27.
Featured Card: Former Phillie Vance Worley, traded away to the Twins for Ben Revere back on December 6, 2012, earns the featured card. He struggled mightily with Twins, but he may have found a comfortable home with the Pirates. This was Worley's first start against his former team, and he earned the win by allowing only three runs over five innings of work.
Field Report: We were there for this snoozer, and we totally missed the most exciting play of the game. Doug and I both got soft serve ice cream in a Phillies helmet early in the game and Doug ended up wearing most of his ice cream, as it quickly melted. We made a trip to the bathroom to clean him up just as Andrew McCutchen was rounding the bases in the fifth with his inside the park home run.
We did get to view the display of game-used items from the team's combined no-hitter in Atlanta, which was cool. My personal record for the season is now 6-6, and I think we'll go to one more game this season. A personal winning record is on the line!