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The Dirty Inning, Episode 5: Over a dozen Dodgers

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On September 27, 1975, Steve Carlton departed a game and left the Phillies bullpen to pick up the pieces. Instead, they made more pieces.

In 1972, the Phillies called days when Steve Carlton would pitch "Win Day." The team was so bad, even they knew that Lefty was the only way they had a chance. Three years later, they were closer to finding their way, but not quite there yet. Carlton was still around, but against the Dodgers on September 27, 1975, even he left at some point, probably having gotten insatiably bored.

Things went to hell very fast, and all at once.