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Accidental "Success": Nationals at Phillies Game Thread, September 4, 2013

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Last night's game was, um, interesting.

Yeah, this is my favorite Bryce Harper photo of all time.
Yeah, this is my favorite Bryce Harper photo of all time.
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I hope the Nationals woke up this morning and took a good, long, hard look in the mirror. Do they know who they almost lost to last night? That was one of the worst Phillies lineups in god knows how long! Phillies pitchers gave up a million walks to them! I mean, ok, they didn't almost lose, but they did kind of almost lose! They allowed a rally! Last night, I said that lineup was more likely to be a nine man acapella group called The Base-Notes. I stand by that.

I hope you remember yourselves, Nationals. You may be having a season that is more akin to the seasons you should be used to by now (I maintain that last year was an outlier rather than the new norm), but you are still better than the lineups -- excuse me, "lineups" -- the Phillies are currently rolling out.

You wanna continue to delude yourselves into thinking you could make an improbable playoff run through the magic of the not yet completely unattainable second Wild Card spot? Then play better baseball.

Or don't. Watching you Nationals lose, against any team (but the Braves), brings me heaps and piles of joy and happiness. So win or don't win. EITHER WAY I'M HAPPY, FOOLS. WHO'S THE WINNER NOW, HUH?!

Discuss the game in the comments below.


Current Series

3 game series vs Nationals @ Citizens Bank Park

Mon 09/02 WP: B.J. Rosenberg (2 - 0)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon
LP: Tyler Clippard (6 - 3)
3 - 2 win
Tue 09/03 WP: Gio Gonzalez (9 - 6)
SV: Rafael Soriano
LP: Ethan Martin (2 - 4)
6 - 9 loss

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Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

Nationals 9, Phillies 6: Les Secondes Sloppie

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