Quick exit leaves Phillies unfulfilled
DENVER -- On his lonely walk from the first-base line to the Philadelphia Phillies dugout, outfielder Shane Victorino could only notice the countless gloves in the sky, the relics of victory, which after their lovely flight in the air, cast down to the ground like frogs falling from the sky. Victorino slowly trudged back to the Phillies' dugout, deftly avoiding several raucous Colorado Rockies who had flung their mitts, until he finally drifted into his team's deserted dugout. Just like that, on a measly ground out to second base, the season had ended.
At this point right now, I don't think we accomplished anything. We had a good run, but we got outplayed. It sucks. It feels like we got cheated. We had just three games in the postseason.
--Phillies closer Brett Myers
And really, it was as simple as that. Philadelphia scored eight runs in three games. Even a stellar outing by veteran Jamie Moyer, who allowed just one run in six innings, could not save the Phillies.Who knows what manager Charlie Manuel felt when he limped through his clubhouse after the game, one foot slumping over the other, his head bouncing like one of those giveaway bobblehead dolls, as he approached each player who stood near his locker. "Great work," he told one player.