It's over. Take solace in that statement. The Phillies worst season in over a decade and first losing season since 2002 has finally ended. The Phillies finished out the season the same way they played much of it, getting crushed. The Phillies fell in Atlanta in the end by a score of 12 to 5 and that was all she wrote for a miserable season.
The Phillies led from the first inning on in their second to last game of the season, withstanding a late rally by the Braves to win by a score of 5 to 4. The Phillies looked to their bullpen to piece together another game and luckily they were able to do just enough to walk away victorious.
The Phillies dropped the second game of their four-game set against the Braves to close out a tumultuous 2013 season. Cliff Lee looked terrific in his final start of the season, but the Phillies offense continued to flounder about, as they were shut out by the Braves on their way to a 1 to 0 loss.
The Phillies were blown out as they opened their final series of the season at Turner Field against Atlanta in front of all 5,000 of their dedicated fans. The Braves jumped out to an early lead and cruised from there, which is probably a good thing I guess, because at least Brian McCann didn't try to fight anyone. In the end the Phillies fell 7 to 1 as they moved slightly closer to finishing out a miserable 2013 season.
The Phillies dropped their final game of the year against the Marlins by a score of 3 to 2. The loss allowed the Marlins to win the series 2 to 1 and in the process kept Cole Hamels from reaching his 100th career win. Yet another dormant night from the offense cost Hamels the opportunity to hit triple-digits in the win column, but he did record strikeout number 200 on the season.
The Phillies turned to their bullpen to piece together a game just one night after Roy Halladay exited in the first inning. After the offense plated two early runs, the pitchers held on to shut the Marlins down, as the Phillies won by a score of 2 to 1.
The Phillies kicked off their series with the Marlins in front of approximately 10,000 senior citizens, picking up their 85th loss of the season. The Phillies saw what could possibly be the end of Roy Halladay's career, as the two-time Cy Young Award winner had his shortest outing of his career. The bullpen took over for Halladay, but the offense never showed up, as the Phillies fell 4 to 0.
And so it came to an end. A tumultuous 2013 Phillies season will soon be over, but today marked one milestone toward the end of a forgettable season, the final home game. The Phillies were swept out of their home park by the Mets, as they lost by a score of 4 to 3.
The Phillies dropped yet another game to the Mets. In a rain-shortened contest, the Phillies fell by a score of 5 to 4 in six and one-third innings. It was loss number 83 on the season and proved that in Philadelphia when it rains, it pours.
The Phillies picked up loss number 82 on the season, officially sealing their first losing season since 2002, when they finished 80-81. The Mets jumped out to a lead early and then held on to pick up the win by a score of 6 to 4 in the end.
For who? My teammates. For what? To win.