Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5
Game 119 - Tuesday Night, August 18th in Philadelphia
Record - 46-73, 5th Place, 18 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: In Chase Utley's final game with the Phillies, the bullpen coughed up the lead and the Phillies lost, 8-5.
What It Means: Rumors began swirling on Wednesday afternoon that Utley would soon be headed to the Dodgers. He led off and went 2 for 5 in this game on Tuesday night. Before his last at-bat, as soon as the opening notes of his walk-up song Kashmir came on, I turned to my wife and said, "I'm really going to miss that."
What Happened: Aaron Nola (5 innings, 3 runs) had an OK outing. Two home runs from Josh Donaldson, including a crushing three-run shot off Jeanmar Gomez in the sixth led to the Blue Jays win. Ben Revere returned to Philadelphia for the first time since his trade to Toronto, and my Ben was happy to cheer him on during each of his at-bats.
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A few minutes later, a security guard came over and told us that the radio guys wanted to see us. Slightly stunned, we walked back to right underneath the radio booth where both broadcasters were hanging out their window waiting for us. "Who's your favorite broadcaster?" Franzke asked our oldest son Doug. "And don't you dare say T. Mac!" he threw in.
Doug sheepishly responded, "Well I like both of you guys," which of course was the right answer. Andersen dropped a baseball to our youngest son Ben and Franzke threw a ball to Doug. It made the night of both boys and made us even bigger fans of the best broadcast team in baseball.
My personal Phillies record dropped to 5-6 after this game.