Rockies 14, Phillies 0
Game 158 - Wednesday Night, September 26th in Denver
Record - 78-80, 3rd place, 11 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Nick Pivetta got hit hard and the Phillies offense took the night off in this 14-0 demoralizing loss to the surging Rockies.
What It Means: This is a family-friendly blog, but I feel it's important to pass along manager Gabe Kapler's assessment of this game, "Just a sh*tty performance all the way around." Post game analyst Ben Davis stated the obvious following the loss, saying, "I think you're looking at a team that has quit." Finally, Matt Gelb Tweeted that the last time the Phillies had allowed 10+ runs in three consecutive games was June 1-4, 1958.
What Happened: Pivetta allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings, while relievers Victor Arano (0 innings, 3 runs) and Yacksel Rios (1 2/3 innings, 4 runs) struggled as well. The Phillies had four hits, with their biggest hit (?) coming on a pinch-double from Pedro Florimon.
Featured Card: This is a less than ideal way for the Phillies to finish up Kapler's first year as the skipper.