Jayson Werth getting picked off 2nd base to end the inning after Chooch got intentionally walked was inexcusable. He just put his head down and moseyed on back to 2nd completely oblivious to the game going on around him and Astros catcher Quintero rifled the ball to catch him dazed and confused. CS = caught stealing? No, not in this case, CS = caught stupid.
Ryan Howard's futile glove-stab at Michael Bourn on his bunt was unnecessary. The smarter play would have been to toss it to 1st for the out instead of playing cat-and-mouse with the elusive pipsqueak. Bourn went on to score the winning run with 2 outs. You do the math- minus Bourn's run, plus another out equals a Phils win.
Wilson Valdez is supposed to be a good bunter. Nice f'n bunt directly to the firstbaseman on the fly skippy. Instead of advancing the tying run, he advanced himself further into Phillies fans' doghouse.
Joe Blanton is not a speed demon, so sending him on contact from 3rd is likely to end with a bad outcome. It did, he was out by 10 feet. It seems that running on contact with the drawn-in infield hardly ever works for the Phillies, yet they continue to do it expecting different results...that's stupidity.
That game should have been won 2-1 or 3-1 Phils, but it goes down as a crucial loss due to stupidity instead.
It was also a night of ex-Phillies haunting the team. Jason Michaels and Michael Bourn combined to go 4-6 with all 3 runs scored, and Brett Myers held the Phils to 2 runs over 7 innings while striking out 9 to pick up the W.