Well, it was an exciting weekend for this Phillies fan. The Phils were hosting the Braves. The Braves have been struggling, and the Mets have been on a tear, so as the weekend began, the Phillies were one game behind the Mets in the NL East.
Friday night the Phils lost to the Braves in a bad way. I turned on the game in the 5th inning and the Braves were ahead 1-0 due to a McCann HR. In the top of the 9th, the Braves loaded the bases with no outs and McCann hit another homer, a grand slam. As the inning continued it got to be 8 or 9 to nothing. I lost track and stopped watching. BTW of the last 6 grand slams hit by the Braves, 5 of them were hit by McCann.
I had the weekend off, which meant I got to watch all 3 games. On Saturday I got home from poker to find the Braves had scored 9 runs in a single inning to take a 9-3 lead. The Phillies returned fire with a 7 run inning, giving them a 10-9 lead that they held until the end of the game. For the Braves, it is sad that you can score 9 runs in a single inning and still not win the game.
Today was another explosive game. The Braves opened with a 2-0 lead before a 2 hour rain delay stopped play. When play resumed, the Braves extended their lead to 5-0. The Phillies, always big on offense responded with a 5 run inning. The then took the lead and padded it to a 12 to 5 lead with a string of 5-1-5-1 run innings through the 7th. The Braves responded with 5 runs in the 8th, but the Phillies held on to win it 12-10.
I like my team, but this was a bit too dramatic even for my taste. Also in today's game, McCann was taken out of the game injured after a collision at the plate with Shane Victorino.