The Goose is Cooked – Nationals 7, Phillies 3

Well, it’s over. Officially out of playoff contention. First time in over five years that it’s happened to this team. And you know what? I can’t say I’m surprised. The 2012 Phillies shot themselves in the foot far too many times in the first half of the season for much of anything to be done about it. Watching them attempt a comeback in the second half was fun, but ultimately futile. The hole we dug was simply too deep.

Looks like it’s time to hibernate until March 2013.