Last night was time to say goodbye to CBP for the season. Some of us were sad, some of us were overjoyed, and others were drunk – like Jonathan Papelbon.
Although the Phillies still have a shot to make the playoffs, that shot should be filed under the “snowball’s chance in hell” category. Just win the next six games with the Cardinals losing the next six. Easy!
While Philly led the majors once again in attendance this year, they gave the home fans a shitty going away gift with a 7-3 loss. It brought them to 40-41 for their first losing season at home since 2000. A lot has changed since then, including the entire team except for Jimmy Rollins. Who were some of the other guys on that team? How about Tomas Perez, Desi Relaford (who has yet to respond to me on Twitter), Rob Ducey, Kevin Sefcik, and Rico Brogna, among many other gems. Also, Bruce Chen.
The good stuff tonight? Darin Ruf is now 5-for-12 as a major leaguer, including a first inning bases-clearing double (video below). It’s way too small of a sample size to make any kind of judgements, but with the Phillies out of it, there’s no reason he shouldn’t get another 10-15 at-bats to close out the season. Phillippe Aumont pitched pretty well, too.
See you guys on the road.