Thursday, September 22, 2011

1985 Donruss #549 John Wockenfuss

Nationals 7, Phillies 5
Game 155 - Wednesday Night, September 21st in Philadelphia

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies remained winless since clinching the division, losing their fifth in a row, 7-5 to the Nationals.

What It Means:  Anyone else worried?  The Phils are now 98-57.

What Went Wrong:  Vance Worley (11-3) surrendered two, two-run home runs in his six innings of work.  It was Worley's final start of the season before he joins the bullpen to practice for the postseason.  Antonio Bastardo continued his recent swoon, allowing three more runs to score in the eighth.

John Mayberry, Jr. provided the offense for the Phillies, going three for four with a two-run homer in the eighth.  It was his 15th of the season.

Featured Card:  I haven't had to do this yet this year, but I'm going to go ahead and break out a Wockenfuss.  The 'Fuss is not pleased with how things are going with the Phillies right now.  This all but guarantees a victory and an offensive explosion tonight.


Section 36 said...

See...that's the problem with clinching early. If you were still in a dogfight, like the Sox, you'd be playing better. Oh. Wait.

Jim said...

I share your frustration. I didn't realize how dire it had become for the Sox until I read they were trying to acquire Chris Capuano for one start.