Braves 4, Phillies 1
Game 111 - Sunday Night, August 4th in Philadelphia
Record - 50-61, Tied for 3rd Place, 16 1/2 games behind the Braves
Another Massive, Post-Vacation, Why Do I Even Bother Catch-Up, Part 8 of 8
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies folded easily in a forgettable, boring 4-1 loss to the Braves.
What It Means: The Phils have now lost 13 of 14 and its their worst stretch since also losing 13 of 14 in September 1999. They have lost five in a row.
What Went Wrong: The offense managed four hits and Cliff Lee struggled in his return from a brief neck injury. Lee lasted just five innings while allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits.
Featured Card/Field Report: My friend John had to travel home on Sunday morning, but Tommy and I attended this game with my oldest son Doug. Prior to the game, the 1993 National League Champions were honored in a fantastic ceremony. Receiving the loudest and longest applause was the captain of that team - Darren Daulton. Daulton underwent surgery just a few short weeks ago to remove cancerous brain tumors and we’ll continue to send good vibes and prayers to Dutch.
I’m down to 2-7 this year in games I’ve attended, and it’s looking as if a winning season is not in the cards for me yet again. Other than getting to catch up with Tommy, the highlight of this game was getting our picture taken (again) with Greg Luzinski.