No more posters.
They played tight for six innings. They couldn’t field; couldn’t run; couldn’t hit. It was a loser’s lineup card. Their starting pitcher took the crowd out of the game in a matter of minutes. I've reached an educated conclusion that Eaton's main problem is that he is, to put it gently, stupid. If you give the Nationals credit for anything, give credit to Matt Chico’s mother and father for providing the genetic combination that made him a left-hander.
On a day they could have clinched at least one October game, the Phillies took one step closer to clinching another emotional campaign ending Sept. 30, tomorrow, when the season will end like red-hot iron cauterizing a bloody stump.
Nationals – Phillies. Marlins -- Mets. Padres -- Brewers. The Rockies need wins and some help. The Diamondbacks can clinch the division tonight. It may not end cleanly tomorrow; it's possible some play will leak into Monday, and if there's a four-way tie, deeper into the week.
Considering the parks, the hitting, the pitching, the variables and every factor under the sun, there's never been a dead-heat or finish like this since the inception of the Wild Card. As for the match-up I like least? I won't mention it.