An incorrect home run call helped the Cubs, but readers don’t want to hear it. The Phillies were in position to win this one and let it slip away.
“The Cubs have to feel like they got away with one there. Frustrating game for the Phillies. I sure hope no one (on the team, that is) harps too much on the foul homerun, not after they left 15 men on base. They beat themselves. Too many impatient, poor at-bats with men on base.” -- RSB
“Here's an ugly truth that not a single Beerleaguer will agree with. Utley is not much better than a league-average second baseman. Posters here, of course, will say everything is Howard's fault, but if you watch the games over a full season, Mr. Perfect could be better with the glove.” -- Clout
“Regardless of any other factor in the game, and Utley's lack of hustle and bad throw in the 10th were definitely not the mistakes of a true MVP candidate.” – Verdeforce
“That was pathetic of Utley not to run hard at the end of the game. What the heck was he doing? If he goes hard out of the box he's threatening for an inside-the-parker. He looked lost the entire day.” – Brian G.
“That game should have never been a loss. From fake homeruns, to runners left on base, to shoddy defense, to poor bunting, to bad managing (JC Romero should have been pitching the 8th, Tom Gordon should have never been in the game)...horrible game.” – GM-Carson
“Ultimately, it is the players' responsibility but Cholly has to take some criticism for this too. The number of mental miscues this team has made in the early going has been pretty staggering. The sad part is that they are still playing better than last April. Guess the bar is set so low that the Phils just want to play .500." -- MG