Jonathan Papelbon Is Right

Closer Jonathan Papelbon caused a stir last night after telling the media that the Phillies need changes “from top to bottom” and that he doesn’t want to be in Philadelphia if he is “going to have to put up with this year after year”. The comments haven’t really gone over well with many Phillies fans and those who cover the team. It does seem like his reputation precedes him, which has prevented some from objectively critiquing his comments.

Here are the choice quotes in full, via Todd Zolecki:

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The Inning from Hell (.gifs)

The Phillies played their two worst games of the season to close out the weekend in Detroit. On Saturday, they were dominated by Max Scherzer and the Tiger offense, falling 10-0. Yesterday, the Phillies went out to an early 3-0 lead, but Jonathan Pettibone gave up three in the fifth before manager Charlie Manuel called upon his bullpen. The bottom of the sixth may have been not only the worst inning the Phillies have played this year, it may have been their worst of this millennium. They surrendered eight runs to the Tigers on two walks, three errors, and it was capped off by a Jhonny Peralta grand slam. Can you think of a worse inning?

If you missed it, or simply want to torture yourself by reliving the bottom of the sixth yesterday, I’ve captured the magic in .gif form. Those of you with slow computers may want to avoid clicking through.

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