Phillies Lose to Braves, Are Incredibly Cold in Process

The Phillies wasted a gem from Cliff Lee last night. That’s nothing new. But the chilly Phillies’ outfits were entertaining to watch.

Cliff Lee pitched a complete game, struck out 13 batters and gave up just 1 run on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park, but the Phillies were shut out in a 1-0 loss to the Braves. They’re now 6-8, four games back of division-leading Atlanta.

Best I can tell the Phillies failed to score a run because they could not handle temperatures Philadelphians were happily running around in shorts in earlier in the day. I know baseball’s a sport where you stand around a lot, but c’mon!

I had to turn on the Union game to see some athletes running around outside in shorts last night. Naturally, the Union lost to a team who hadn’t won yet this year.

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  • Bill

    You make a good point but it would be an easier read if it was grammatically correct. Even if you’re writing in “blog style”, there are too many glaring mistakes for something attached to Philly Magazine. Four games OF division leading Atlanta doesn’t even make sense (on a couple of different levels). Paragraph 2 is a giant mess. I know, English class was boring and tweeting and blogging is so much easier…no rules! Phillies fans deserve better (in more ways than one).

    • Dan McQuade

      I added the missing word “back” in paragraph 1.

      Paragraph 2’s not ideal, but I’m okay with it.

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