Sunday, September 25, 2005

Reality bites

It happens just like that.

The Phillies win three consecutive games in their final at-bat. The emotions are spilling over on the field and in living rooms around the Delaware Valley. There is the feeling that this is a team of destiny. It is all that.

And then comes the reality check. You have to play the game the next day.

The Cincinnati Reds are a team with many weapons and they, too, have to play one game at a time. In baseball, Eric Milton can show up and beat you any day of the week. Yeah, Eric Milton. The guy who could only be labeled a disappointment when he was with the Phillies. The same Eric Milton that has struggled all year for the Reds. But on Saturday night, he owned his former team, keeping the Phillies hot bats in the deep freeze.

Just like that, the Phils are two games behind the Astros, who beat the Cubs, 8-3. There are seven games remaining.

The Astros have five more against the Cubs and two vs. the Cardinals.
The Phillies have one more against the Reds and three each vs. the Mets and Nationals.

I just don't see the Phillies winning two or three more games than the Astros, especially if they have to spend as much as emotion they did this past week.

Tell me what you think.

2 Comments:

At 7:03 PM, Blogger SydRab said...

Phlucky. At this point in the season somebody is lucky. The skills are most always there (in Atlanta, St. Louis, Houston and Philly, maybe Florida) but you got to be a little bit lucky, too. This year they are.

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger SydRab said...

Phlucky. At this point in the season somebody is lucky. The skills are most always there (in Atlanta, St. Louis, Houston and Philly, maybe Florida) but you got to be a little bit lucky, too. This year they are.

 

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