TODAY'S FEATURE STORYNATIONALS BEAT PHILLIES, 2-1! Odubel Herrera had the Phillies' best at-bats of the night against
Nationals ace Max Scherzer, but he also made a costly misplay in
center field that resulted in Washington's game-winning run in a
2-1 Phillies loss Friday night. With one out and Scherzer on first
in the sixth inning, Ian Desmond sent a ball to deep right-center
field. Herrera did not recognize the ball's trajectory quickly enough
and allowed it to carom away from him after it hit the top of the wall.
The miscue enabled Scherzer to score all the way from first. This
is Herrera's first season playing center field and he has acquitted
himself nicely for the most part. Chalk it up to a rookie mistake.
The Phillies had a chance to tie the game or go ahead in the ninth
when Chase Utley and Maikel Franco singled to put runners on 1st
and second with one out. But Grady Sizemore flew out and Herrera
struck out to end the game.
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|THE FAILURE OF THE BUDDY PLAN!
The Phillies have become an organization that is complacent, behind
the times with respect to what their counterparts are doing, and an
organization that seems to have no viable business plan. Regardless
of how you look at it, all of this occurred during Ruben Amaro's watch.
When Pat Gillick left the organization as its general manager, both the
Phillies scouting program and player development system had regained
respectability, and were producing talent that was usable at the major-
league level. |
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