Utley climbs up the ladder for a ball yesterday afternoon in the final game of 2014 at CBP yesterday
There were more than 38,000 in the stands yesterday for the final home game of the Phillies 2014 season but despite there being so many fans there, not much cheering took place.
The Phils lost 2-1 to a Atlanta Braves team that folded down the stretch and also finished out of the money for the playoffs.
As in a lot of the games that the Phillies played this year, they had chances. In fact the Phils were 0-7 when it came to RISP (runners in scoring position) and that’s usually not a good sign.
Before the game an award was given to ex-Phils broadcaster Chris Wheeler, he won the Richie Ashburn award for Phillies employees. Wheeler who is a Phillies employee for over 40 years and a broadcaster for many of those years, looked like he had found the fountain of youth. His time away from the TV broadcasting duties has been good for him as now he doesn’t have the tremendous travel schedule to deal with all year long.
Jimmy Rollins made a short speech to the fans before the game. He thanked them for coming, and acknowledged the team had a rough year. There were some bright spots though, and he noted a few of them namely Ken Giles and his success with the bullpen this year.
We’ve seen a Phillies team that should be pretty well changed up by the Spring of 2015, a lot of the players on the field probably won’t be in a Phillies uniform after this game.
Much more about the season, and stats for the year in future posts, so please stop by often in the offseason because the blog continues year round!