I got home from running an errand, saw the Phils were down 6-2, and thought to myself, “I guess it’s not their day.” Aaron Nola gave up six runs in three innings before he was yanked. That’s alight; sometimes you just don’t have it.
Then the Phils scraped a pair of runs in the 4th inning before this happened:
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What a slide by Scott Kingery. That was some Matrix-style stuff right there.
Tommy Gilligan at USA Today Sports got this fantastic shot of the slide and tag attempt:
Jean Segura would go on to drive home McCutchen and the Phils had inexplicably found themselves up 8-6.
Then the bullpen and Rhys Hoskins combined for a pretty rough collapse, squandering the lead on this horrendous error, after the jump:
Three errors for the Phils today after committing zero this entire season.
It pretty much fell apart after that. David Robertson gave up a hit before walking three straight batters to lose the game in the bottom of the ninth. It was the ‘ole walk-off walk.
Here’s how the pitching looked on Wednesday afternoon:
At least we’ve got 157 games remaining. Phils/Twins this weekend at Citizens Bank Park.