– MLB – Recap – Braves at Phillies – 09/26/2003

The Phillies were eliminated last night, and played like it tonight, rolling over for Horacio Ramirez and the Braves, who are still playing for something. Horacio pitched six, struck out two, didn’t walk anyone, and needed only 75 pitches/50 strikes. Wright, King, Cunnane, and Mercker combined for three innings of hitless relief. If the Phillies still cared, it would be more impressive, but it’s still good to see.

Vicente Padilla, Braves killer from way back, kept his mates in the game they didn’t care about. Marcus had a solo homer among his two hits, breaking a scoreless tie in the sixth. Furcal and Fick also had two hits, and the Braves had twelve in all. Javy hit a two-run double in the seventh and later scored.

Vinny was back in the lineup after several days off and provided his usual GIDP (it did score a run) but also a double. Bobby started his standard lineup — I wouldn’t expect that the last two games — but managed to get the bench involved late.