Through 9 innings yesterday, the Phillies and Braves played to a scoreless tie.
Then, in the top of the 10th, after the Braves scored a run on the automatic runner rule, Phillies left fielder Kyle Schwarber dropped a routine line drive that allowed the Braves to score two more.
When Braves designated hitter Marcel Ozuna belted a a two-run homer that extended the lead to 5-0.
Phillies radio announcer Scott Franzke could not hold back his displeasure with what happened. Just listen to his monotone call of the homer.
“The pitch to Ozuna. Swung on and blasted,” Franzke said, without an ounce of emotion in his voice. “Deep to left field. Forget about it.”
Franzke reaction to what just happened, is how all Phillies fans probably felt. It has been a rough and frustrating season for the Phillies so far.
Yesterday’s loss was frustrating and deflating. The inconsistency of this team is mind boggling.
Phillies radio announcer Scott Franzke. Photo courtsey of NBC Sports Philadelphia