The Phillies could not sweep the Washington Nationals on Thursday night but they still leave the opening series with the Nationals with a 2-1 record and now head to Houston to face the pesky Astros.
What does leaving 14 runners on base lead to? Most of the time not a win and that’s what happened to the Phillies on Thursday in the Nation’s Capital with the Fightins’ first loss of the 2010 season. This combined with some rough pitching of the debut of Kyle Kendrick led to the loss which the Phillies tried to make a comeback late in the game but it was too little and too late.
On Thursday night, we recorded a special edition of the ‘Phillies Talk Podcast’ with noted Phillies historian and author of many Phillies books, Mr. Rich Westcott. Rich’s latest two books are in book stores and online at your favorite book sellers. One is called ‘Philadelphia Phillies: Past and Present’, and the other “Back Again – The Story of the 2009 Phillies.” We talk with Rich about those two fine baseball books and a whole lot more.
Our FightinPhillies.com winner of Rich’s latest book is Sherry W – she will pick up the latest hardcover edition of “Philadelphia Phillies: Past and Present” by Rich Westcott.
Listen to the show here: