Let's look at the facts.
The Phillies are 18 games out of first place. They are fourth in the NL East, behind the Braves, Nationals, and Mets. The Mets! The Mets are one game ahead of the Phillies right now! That is a real thing that is currently true! They are 7.5 games ahead of Miami. I know that seems like a large gap to close, but keep in mind that exactly one month ago the Phillies were 6.5 games behind the Braves. They dropped 11.5 games in one month. It can be done.
The Phillies lost last night's game in the 9th inning when Justin De Fratus, who has not been having a good time lately, gave up a three-run home run to someone named Donnie Murphy. Do you know who Donnie Murphy is? I didn't! Until last night, of course, when his two-homer game made me want to ruin something with a baseball bat.
Though it's refreshing that I can still get angry about the Phillies losing. Or about the Phillies at all. I have a never ending supply of Phillies anger and rage, it would seem. I feel that's an important part of being a fan. When I stop getting angry is when I've stopped caring, and I turn this blog into a home for RuPaul's Drag Race recaps.
Discuss the game in the comments below.
Phillies lead the series 1-0
WP: Kyle Kendrick (10 - 8)
LP: Edwin Jackson (7 - 12)
|9 - 8 win|
|Thu 08/08||1:05 PM EDT|