That Was Sick
There really isn’t much to say, is there?
Ryan Howard, who spent time in the hospital after Friday night’s game against the Orioles because of a 103.9 degree fever, hit a pinch-hit, three-run go-ahead homer Saturday night against the Orioles. It reminded me of a Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati a few years ago, when Howard spent the previous night in the hospital because of food poisoning. He didn’t start that day, but hit a pinch-hit game-tying home run and a game-winning home run in extra innings.
But instead of winning Saturday night, Ryan Madson blew his second save of the week (he also has two losses) and the Phillies lost, 6-5.
The Phillies are 1-7 on this homestand.
The Phillies finish their homestand today. They hit the road for Tuesday.