Hey! Thats the rail Adam LaRoche's deep fly ball bounced off of in the 7th! Both LaRoche & Werth assumed a home run. Not so fast, according to CBP ground rules. No good, says Davey Johnson:
"You take nothing for granted. This is a game you never take anything for granted. My two veteran players took it for granted that ball was out. And I asked LaRoche, I said 'Rochie, what were you thinking?' He says 'Well, I was going for three.' I said 'Well, you weren't going very fast.' But you know, that's kind of a mental mistake, because you can always review it. You never put yourself in a position with the ball still on the field, and two veteran players messed that up...You just can't do that...that's a losing attitude." (Davey Johnson, via MASN, 8/26/2012)
Phillies 4, Nationals 1: Nats get bells rung, swept out of Philly. Four losses in a row, but don't go reaching for the panic button (yet) (gulp!)
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