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.
Andy Dirks walks.
Ramon Santiago singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Jake Diekman. Andy Dirks to 3rd. Alex Avila to 2nd.
Victor Martinez walks. Don Kelly scores. Hernan Perez to 3rd. Prince Fielder to 2nd.
Coaching visit to mound.
Jhonny Peralta hits a grand slam (10) to left field. Hernan Perez scores. Prince Fielder scores. Victor Martinez scores.
Pitching Change: Antonio Bastardo replaces Luis Garcia.
Andy Dirks strikes out swinging.
Alex Avila called out on strikes.
The Phillies entered the inning 43.5 percent to win, according to Fangraphs. They exited with 0.4 percent odds.