The long march to the end of the season is nearing its conclusion. The almost inevitable feeling of ending up below .500 is setting in. This game tonight was a microcosm of it all.
You had Bryce Harper with not one, but TWO hustle doubles tonight in what was pretty much the offensive highlight. Rhys Hoskins getting off of his 0 for 26 schneid by knocking in Harper. Brad Miller continuing his best Shane Spencer impersonation.
Five homers in five days?— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 26, 2019
Not bad, Brad. pic.twitter.com/xi4W51Qu3G
Even Drew Smyly with a brilliant 6 1⁄3 inning, 10 strikeout performance where he left with the lead.
And then the bullpen.
Listen, you’re all smart enough to know that Mike Morin (who I was loving for a bit there), Jose Alvarez and Juan Nicasio weren’t supposed to be in high leverage situations. They aren’t that good. The injuries have ravaged a promising season.
But this bullpen is just incredibly tough to watch, if not downright predictable. Raise your hand if you didn’t see this relief corps giving the game away.
There just isn’t much to recap here. The Phillies had a lead, the bullpen coughed it up, rinse, repeat. The main goal now is for everyone to make it though the rest of the season hea-
JT Realmuto will have surgery Friday to clean up meniscus in right knee. Gabe Kapler said no long term concerns.— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) September 25, 2019