The Phillies needed to get out of New York with a win as they continue onto Chicago for the weekend series at Wrigley. It was not to be.
This game on Thursday afternoon was being televised on the beach in Atlantic City, NJ by the local Philadelphia Comcast Sportsnet and the Phillies, the Phils just couldn’t get that much offense going against a New York team that found a way to even up this series with the Phillies to a 2-2 split in the 4 game series.
The final score of 11-3 suggested that perhaps the previous wins by this Phillies team as being on the road to something better, may have taken another step back.
Sandberg and the Phils now go to Chicago, for hopefully better play by this Phillies team. The uncertainty in which this team plays on a daily basis isn’t good. It got Charlie Manuel fired before the end of the season, and that kind of play hasn’t left this team when Charlie left.
If nothing else a large group of Phillies fans did have fun on the beach today in AC, and a good time was had by all, this team though is reminding me of those teams in the mid-1980’s when baseball was not king in Philly, and certainly not down by the shore.