These are the games that the Phillies should win, but last night the Phils couldn’t hold their slim lead into the 9th inning and lost 5-4 in a spectacular come back win by the Cardinals last night.
There was an hit that was bobbled by Freddie Galvis (this used to be called an error at times) allowing 2 runs to score in the bottom of the fifth. The Phillies contested a safe call at home but the call was upheld and the 2nd run was a good score as somehow the hand of the Cardinals base runner, Eric Fryer, seemed to get in their in time.
It took a very long time for a call to come back from the New York TV replay control center that makes the call. In years past, he probably would have been called out, but in this game of video replay era, the play was agonizingly replayed many, many times before a call was made. It was the second replay to be argued that inning and a very important one for the Phillies.
The Phils just couldn’t close the door on the Cardinals as they rallied for a couple more runs in the bottom of the 9th for the walk-off win hit by Matt Holliday.
Even with all of the delays, the game clocked in at 3:03, at least that make the baseball timing gods happy.
This new way of playing baseball for video replay is strange, and it’s not too appealing. Of course when the Phils lose because of it, that even seems worse but it interrupts the overall flow of a baseball game.
The series wraps up this afternoon in St. Louis, the Phils look to salvage a series here needed to win to make it at .500 in St. Louis. The loss brings the Phils to 16-12 on the season and 8-7 away as the lucky streak for them seems to be over at the moment.
Jerad Eickhoff vs Jaime Garcia this afternoon at 1:45 PM local time.