All the stars seemed to be aligned in the Phillies favor for a huge overtaking of the NL East lead this weekend, but instead the stars formed the good ol' middle finger constellation and showed the Phils where to stick it. The Phils were fresh off an emotionally charged 4 game sweep over the NL East leading Mets and were set to play the NL worst Marlins, while the Mets were opposed by the Braves. Outcome- letdown, Phils lose 2 out of 3 to the Marlins and the Mets sweep the Braves. Not all hope is lost, but this was the type of series the Phils needed to step up and shut down an inferior squad, but instead their craptacular pitching reared its ugly head yet again...my sincerest thanks one more time to Patty G.
Battle of Futility:
A few weeks ago, Corey posted a poll that allowed our readers to vote for which would happen first- a Phils pitcher or No-Hit Nunez going yard this season. Yesterday, Adam Eaton proved my vote a foolish one, as he went deep. Eaton is a decent hitting pitcher, but he's also a crappy pitching pitcher. Nunez on the other hand is a decent fielding hitter, but a crappy hitting hitter...go figure!