Philadelphia Phillies: 10 worst losses of the 2019 season

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2. Aug. 2: White Sox 4, Phillies 3

The Phillies held a 3-2 lead over the Chicago White Sox in the top of the ninth inning, when a two-out, two-strike single by Matt Skole (who?) tied the game, resulting in extra innings.

The teams remained deadlocked through the 13th inning, and it was at that point that Kapler called on Roman Quinn of all people to face the heart of Chicago’s order in the 14th inning.

Are you kidding me?

The Phillies had already used seven pitchers, which was apparently the limit of how many of them were ready, willing and able to pitch on that night.

Still, Quinn improbably threw a scoreless inning, although he needed some help from Velasquez, who was playing left field and threw out a runner at home. It was ridiculous.

It was on to the bottom of the 14th, and I don’t have to explain why it was critical for the Phillies to score at that point, but they went down 1-2-3.

In the 15th inning, Quinn managed to get the first two outs, but then the bottom finally fell out and the White Sox pushed a run across, although Velasquez came up with even more heroics in left field.

The Phillies were retired in order in the bottom of the 15th, and they lost 4-3. Their offense managed only two hits after Chicago had tied the game in the top of the ninth. It was an unacceptable situation all the way around.

Also, did I mention that Adam Haseley, who played the whole game in the outfield, was a pitcher in college?