The Phillies lost 19-3 and let Jeff Francoeur pitch two innings and throw 48 pitches – much to the chagrin of Chase Utley – because, I shit you not, the phone was off the hook in the bullpen. Utley became the second player in a week to yell at dopey-ass pitching coach Bob McClure. Total embarrassment.
Videos after the jump.
Chase: "this is fucking bullshit" pic.twitter.com/0ilbdfJL2z
— joe м (@dr_pizza_MD) June 17, 2015
— Matt Schwartz (@mat1419) June 17, 2015
Why did they leave Frenchy in so long? Oh, bullpen phone off the hook:
The Phillies went 0-8 on their road trip (first time they’ve done that since 1883, when they went 0-9 and then presumably took a wagon home) and were outscored 51-14. They allowed eight home runs tonight. Inexplicably, and literally, Francoeur was their best pitcher this game:
FIRE SANDBERG! FIRE MCCLURE! FIRE RUBEN!