WASHINGTON — For more than nine hours Saturday, the Phillies captured the essence of this season. You haven’t seen the sun in days. It can sometimes feel like all is lost — these Phillies end a game of a doubleheader with an infielder taking on a 102-loss team that wiped them out and start the second game with a commanding home run to the right. The Phillies are imperfect — annoying even — and everything is ten times harder than intended.
Thus began a critical October. The Phillies share a doubleheader with the Nationals. After a long day at Nationals Park, the players scattered. Some had already left. Others were treated for bruises and bruises. A couple were in the shower. The Brewers-Marlins game was not shown on any TV in the clubhouse. But it played on a bunch of phones. Some streams were a few seconds ahead. When Bryan De La Cruz hit a two-run single run in the ninth inning to put Miami ahead, there were shouts from everywhere at different times. They screamed from the shower, screamed in the kitchen and looked stunned in the video room. Rhys Hoskins held up his phone and yelled. The Marlins did that thing.
The magic number is three. This day started terribly and ended in spectacular fashion.
“Precisely?” said Kyle Schwarber. “Baseball is fun. So we all said, ‘We have to enjoy this.
https://theathletic.com/3648022/2022/10/02/phillies-postseason-nationals-marlins-brewers/?source=rss The Phillies’ long day of ups and downs ends with players screaming in the clubhouse, thanks to Marlins