Ben Revere Misplayed a Hit so Badly, Andrew McCutchen got a Stand-Up Inside the Park Home Run

Hey, we haven’t checked in with the Phillies in a while, let’s see how they’re doing:

Feel free to watch that video a few times. It may take a couple of views to realize that yes, Ben Revere made a half-assed attempt to catch a ball he could not have caught even if he were two-feet taller. And yes, Grady Sizemore, playing right, didn’t even budge until the ball already ricocheted of the wall and in his general direction. And yes, Andrew McCutchen, on what was a hard-hit but definitely playable ball, scored a stand-up inside the park home run.

That inside the parker also tied the game up, while Russell Martin also homered in the fifth inning, giving the Pirates (and pitcher VANCE WORLEY) a lead they would not relinquish. None of this really matters though, because the season is over, right? Wrong. According to Ben Revere — the same one above — this team is trying to make history:

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The team currently in that second wild card spot is the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team that manhandled them last night. They are nine games back of the Pirates with 17 games to play. Baseball Prospectus gives the Phillies a 0.0% chance of getting that 2nd wild card spot. In case you were wondering what that looks like, the Phillies are that flat red line on the bottom:

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So this season is over, but maybe we can get a fresh start next year, right? RIGHT?

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19 Comments

  • The Official Levi from Overbrook Park September 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Me as a black man have a better chance at joining the KKK,than the Phillies have at making the playoffs.

    And to hell with the John & Sean show,Brace ripped me on twitter called me a miserable old man screw them I can call WIP if I want I’m not employed by 97.5.

    • Jeff from Camden September 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Would love to hear a show with you & phil from mt airy together on that there 97.5

  • Kyle's camel toe September 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Terrible false headline as usual. Would hardly call that “misplayed”. Revere made a snap decision to try for the big play – risking serious injury – and couldn’t do it. Of all the Phillies fuck-ups this year, this certainly wasn’t one of them.

    • Charlie Brown September 11, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Agree 100%. While we could put up a reel of Ben Revere misplays, this is absolutely not one of them. He went full speed after it. Mr. Adair, “misplay” means that he took his first step in on a ball over his head, or took a bad route to a ball in the gap. This is absolutely not the case on this play. Get a clue.

  • Charlie Brown September 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    This is more on Sizemore than it is Revere. How is it justifiable for him to FUCKING STAND THERE as the play happens?

  • Mitchie Tools September 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Ben Revere is the worst player in MLB history.

    • Your Mother September 11, 2014 at 11:49 am

      NL Batting leaders by AVG.

      1.

      Harrison (PIT)

      .318

      2.

      Morneau (COL)

      .317

      3.

      McCutchen (PIT)

      .311

      4.

      Revere (PHI)

      .308

      5.

      Posey (SFG)

      .306

      You son, are an idiot.

      • Charlie Brown September 11, 2014 at 11:52 am

        It’s “You, Son, are an idiot”, idiot. Otherwise, I agree with you.

        • Chazzo September 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm

          Actually, unless your name is Son, it is:
          You, son, are an idiot!

          • Charlie Brown September 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm

            Well played

      • Charles from the Northeast September 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm

        worst 300 hitter ever & I mean ever

        • Kyle's camel toe September 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm

          What an odd criticism. If this whole team were bad? .300 hitters we’d be making playoff plans.

  • Artie Lange September 11, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Zero point zero

  • Ben Revere September 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Don’t blame me! Grady Sizemore should of been backing up the play!

  • Charlie Brown missed the football again :/ September 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    A drunk Manny Ramirez with estrogen levels through the roof could’ve made a better decision on that ball. I would consider running into the fence on a ball that hits 10+ feet up on the wall a misplay. And enough with his single happy 300+ batting average. That jackass costs the team at least a run per game between his little league arm and horrible routes to the ball. That smile though….

    • Charlie Brown September 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      It’s not a misplay. He took the correct route to the ball from the second it left the bat. If he backs off and doesn’t go as hard into the wall, we are calling him a sellout. He’s got no way of knowing exactly how many feet up the wall it’s going to go. It’s his job to go balls to the wall (quite literally) on this play and rely on his RF to back him up. High level stuff, I know. But if you played a little baseball, you would understand.

      • johnmatrix September 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm

        instead of playing baseball during his childhood, jim was beating his dick to mens volleyball on espn 2

      • Charlie Brown missed the football again :/ September 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm

        So if I run “balls to the wall” into the fence on an uncatchable ball then that’s ok? It’s just like when he dives at a sinking liner and comes up not inches, but feet from the ball. The center fielders I played with in college would have the sense enough to know that that ball is either going to hit high enough off the wall that they won’t be able to catch it or it’s a home run. He made an ass out of himself. The fact that you’re referring to this as “high level stuff” doesn’t help your argument. That all being said it would’ve at least been a triple after he three hopped the cutoff man. 100% agree on sizemore…that was terrible.

        Just a thought…..perhaps he was waiting for his angel to arrive like in the movie? Hopefully they arrive soon so he can fulfill his goal of earning that wildcard spot.

  • Marcus Hayes September 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    This is all Chase Utley’s fault for being white.

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