Game 126 - Phillies
Nats 4, Phils 3
Record 68 wins, 59 losses - 2nd place, 2.5 games behind NYM
From Todd Zolecki, Phillies beat writer in today's Philadelphia Inquirer:
Is a slump a slump if it lasts 10 weeks?
Or is it time to accept that this is just who the Phillies are?
No question in my mind and certainly of no surprise to the losers who read my worthless, inane meanderings - I believe it's definitely time to accept it. The Phillies are akin to an octogenarian Floridian (the kind that voted for Buchanan instead of Gore) puttering along on A1A going about 13mph in the left lane with his right turn signal blinking for the last 4 miles.
Since the season reached its zenith on June 13 with the overkill drubbing of the Cardinals by a count of 20 to 2 elevating their record to 13 games above .500, the Phils have gone 27 and 31.
I am just waiting for this club to crash into the municipal street sweeper.