NBC Sports Philadelphia analyst and former MLB reliever Ricky Bottalico definitely did not sugar coat how he felt about the Phillies’ series-opening loss to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday. Following the Phillies’ 10-9 loss, in which a pop-up gaffe and an inside-the-park homer headlined the defeat, Bottalico did not hold back while discussing the performance he saw on the field during NBC’s postgame broadcast. They didn’t deserve to win this game,” he said.
PHILADELPHIA - A wacky game had a wild finish. Austin Hays led off the 10th inning with a two-run, inside-the-park homer to lift the Baltimore Orioles to a 10-9 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Bryce Harper hit a tying, two-run homer in the eighth and Jean Segura gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead with a solo shot two outs later.
The “Ph” in the name is a colloquialism in the city — where a winner is often Phantastic! and the “K” in the Krew was adopted in honor of Bryce Harper’s son, Krew. Oh, and the Krew keeps things safe — masks are required, chalk X's are marked 6 feet apart on the sidewalk for those who wish to stand, bottles of sanitizer are wedged inside the gate and it’s elbow bumps only after a Phillies homer.