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Phillies—Mets: "What Was He Thinking?" Second Edition

DENVER - APRIL 12:  Third baseman Pedro Feliz #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies plays defense against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 12, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Phillies defeated the Rockies 7-5.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
John GehanCorrespondent IMay 6, 2009

Talk about breaking news, I started writing this as the play happened.

Through the seventh inning of the Phillies and Mets game at CitiField tonight, Chan Ho Park pitched a beautiful game. He blanked the Mets through six innings—matching, in my opinion, the best pitcher in baseball, Johan Santana.

The tide turned during the seventh inning when Fernando Tatis tipped a broken-bat dribbler toward Pedro Feliz. Instead of holding the ball—because he obviously wasn't going to be able to get the speedy Tatis—he threw a dreadful ball toward first base, little league-esque. At this point, Jason Werth hesitated twice and finally threw toward home as Carlos Delgado beat out what should have been a sure out.

This was the Phillies' third error of the night—pretty bad for the best defensive team in baseball (in terms of errors committed).

This is, arguably, the biggest series of the season thus far and you just came off of a sweep of, arguably, the best team in baseball in the Cardinals. What is there not to get up for?

Does anyone else think we need a better third baseman? Why does everyone think Pedro Feliz is the "second coming" defensively? Also...why did Charlie take out Park, there were two outs and a man on second, against Santana...mistake. I expect to get some some flack for this article, but this is how I vent!

 

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