TOP OF THE EIGHTH: PHILLIES 9 (5) – 3 BRAVES
The plate appearance statlines for the Phillies, in tonight’s 8th inning in Atlanta:
0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-1, 0-0, 0-1.
Four runs came across with that. And a lead bumped up to 9-3. They batted around (or nearly around), without a single hit. No slugging. A team average lower than it had been. But four runs. And the strangest, least skilled, most lucky, peculiar, pathetic, goofy, slow, inane big inning of the year. Continue reading “Game 70 // Eighth Inning, Atlanta // The No-Hit Bat Around”