Phillies Lose, Playoff Hopes Get Slimmer
When you're playing for a wild card spot you need to win. You can't lose to a bad team. You can't lose, period, but losing to a bad team means you probably don't deserve to make it into the playoffs.The Phillies dropped another to the lowly Houston Astros, forcing themselves into a deeper hole. Their odds of sneaking into that wild card are now slim to none -- but none's got one foot out the door.
It wasn't pretty. The Astros put up four runs in the 7th. The Phillies made a push in the top of the 8th, but it wasn't enough.
Antonio Bastardo took the loss as the Phillies fell one game below .500. Check out the complete box score from ESPN by clicking here.