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Subject: The latest nadir for the Phillies this season. rss

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Mike K
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I'll let a Dodgers' fan give the winner's P.O.V., but the Phillies were no-hit for the first time since 1978.

http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=340525122


[Since that time, the Phillies have actually had 5 no-hitters of their own. Ah, better days.]
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David Hegg
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Thank goodness we had tickets for the game yesterday...

One of my best Phillies experiences was taking my family (including two young boys) to the Kevin Millwood no-hitter in 2003. They are just now beginning to appreciate how rare those opportunities are. A common refrain in my house even today any time we see the Giants is "Remember when we saw the Giants? I forget, how many hits did Barry Bonds get?"

At the same game, an elderly gentleman and what I suppose was his 7 or 8 year old grandson got up to leave after the 7th inning. Violating all baseball superstition I asked him if he realized what was happening. He replied that he did, but that they wanted to beat the traffic across the bridge. I wonder if his grandson realizes that he could have seen Barry Bonds not get another hit.

Anyway, it is good to see that there are others who share my hobbies. A day at the ballpark is still fun, but I agree that the days of us making a run at the playoffs are probably behind us for a few years.
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Andy Andersen
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I watched the last couple of innings and the announcers were talking about how poorly the Phillies played - bad baserunning, failing to hit the cutoff, etc.

I'm guessing Sandberg had a chat after the game.
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Larry Levy
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It's actually more awful than that, Mike--the Phillies record is even worse than the Mets!

The Mets, BTW, as a team are hitting .140 with the bases loaded. They just managed to hit into 5 double plays in one nine inning game. Un-freaking-believable!
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It was Beckett! Always nice to see a veteran throw a no-no, especially with the up-and-down career he's had. He grew up not far from me.
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It's been a trying season here in Tampa, too, but at least we got to sweep the Red Sox and send them off with a 10 game losing streak intact!
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