The Marlins lost their season-ender, 7-2, to the Phillies.
Because they aren’t this city’s team of the century. That other standings number?
“He’s been fantastic; it happens”, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.
“It’ll be nice if we can eliminate the 2015 team from that (100-loss) milestone”, first baseman Darin Ruf said. “He was yelling at me, ‘One more!” That means something to us. “The pitching staff did a great job this week, and if they can continue to do that, we’ll keep under 100”.
Maikel Franco pinch hit in the ninth and struck out against A.J. Ramos. “I’m just thankful for the opportunity”.
The final day of the Major League Baseball regular season has given us a few rather peculiar sights to behold in the past. Yelich was 0-2 in this one, but due to his recent play finished the year with a. 300 average.
The Marlins (71-91) have always been out of playoff contention and Ichiro, who was known for his strong arm in the outfield in his prime, is nearing the end of his career.
The 10-time All Star managed to produce a fast ball, slider and change-up against the five Phillies batters he faced and surrendered two doubles. Proefrock said the organization has general parameters for next year’s budget but didn’t want to get into specifics, only noting that he expects the Phillies will have financial flexibility for 2016. If I was going to win it, I was going to win. I’ve always felt like this organization’s had my back. I will talk to him (Saturday) about whether it’s a good idea or not.
Luis Garcia (4-6) stranded two runners in the seventh and earned the win. Gordon has a career high and the major league lead in hits with (202).
Shortstop Freddy Galvis gave the Phillies the lead with a bases-loaded walk before Altherr delivered his blow.
“He went out, took matters into his own hands and handled it right away”. And I think that’s what I got caught up in … He only gave up one run as the season curtain was ready to fall.
“It feels kind of surreal”, said Gordon, a son of former big league pitcher Tom Gordon. Of course, when there’s such a long way to go, and so much youth in the clubhouse trying to get there… hope springs eternal?
“These guys, we’ve won 10 out of our last 12 series, they’ve played so well, had a lot of fun”, Jennings said. “That’s all it’ll take”. “And you know what, he’s earned that because of who he is and the player and the career that he’s had”.