It's the end of an "error", as they say, in Philadelphia: Ruben Amaro has been relieved of his duties as GM of the Phillies. Assistant GM Scott Proefrock will take over effective immediately. Ruben pulled off some amazing deals in his tenure as GM which began after the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, grabbing Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee among others. In addition, the 102 wins in 2011 set a new franchise record, but his tenure will ever be marred by Ryan Howard's albatross of a contract and mortgaging the future to win now.
In the first game of a crucial three-game series with the Mets in Washington on Monday, the Nationals blew a late lead and ultimately lost 8-5. Following that game, Bryce Harper took a shot at fans who left early, seemingly resigning themselves to another disappointing season.
They left in the 7th. That was pretty brutal...That was pretty insane. Throwing the towels, doing what they're doing, that was pretty incredible. This is a totally different atmosphere than what playoffs is like.
If that loss wasn't bad enough, they would blow late leads in the next two games to get swept by the division leaders, dropping them 7.5 games back entering Friday.
Following Tuesday's game in Arizona, Tim Hudson declared he would retire at the end of the season.
I feel like it's the right thing to do, the right time for my family. I played this game a lot longer than I thought I would and had a long career. Nights like tonight are very gratifying to go out there in this stage in my career to give my team a chance to win.
He did pretty well, pitching six innings and even hitting a homer in a 6-2 win for the Giants.
Cordero appeared in exactly 800 games over 14 years with six different teams. He was a three-time All-Star and recorded 329 saves. He last pitched in 2012, but was most recently in Spring Training with the Red Sox in 2014. We, however, remember him for giving up Brooks Conrad's walk-off slam in 2010.