Adam Eaton and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Fourth Inning

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The Phillies lost the second game of their four-game series with the Diamondbacks out at Chase Field last night and things couldn't possibly go worse for Adam Eaton in the fourth inning. Reproduced from the play-by-play, for your enjoyment:

  - J. Upton walked
  - M. Reynolds doubled to deep right center, J. Upton to third
  - M. Montero walked
  - A. Ojeda flied out to center
  - R. Johnson walked, J. Upton scored, M. Reynolds to third, M. Montero to second
  - C. Young grounded into fielder's choice, M. Reynolds scored, M. Montero to third, R. Johnson out at second
  - S. Drew homered to deep right, C. Young and M. Montero scored
  - E. Byrnes flied out to right

Yes, Adam Eaton loaded the bases, got light-hitting Augie Ojeda to fly out, and then walked pitcher Randy Johnson to force in a run. That's the baseball equivalent of getting gum in your hair. After allowing another run on a fielder's choice, he gave up the three-run tater tot to Stephen Drew. That's the baseball equivalent of trying to get the gum out with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, thus making matters worse. The Phillies went on to lose the game 6-4 despite shortstop Eric Bruntlett's homer, double and 3 RBI.

To add insult to injury for the Phillies, Randy Johnson collected his 286th career win in this game, tying him on the all-time list with Phillie great Robin Roberts.

I think Adam Eaton should move to Australia.


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3 Comments

I think Adam Eaton should move to Australia.

That's a pretty passive aggressive way to say you want him violated by a wallaby.

There's a "Where the Wild Things Are" joke to be made about all the walks Adam Eaton gave up last night, but I'm too furious to come up with a good one.

He really, really, really sucks. Pat Gillick should be horsewhipped for pissing away so much money on Eaton, Garcia and Lieber last year.

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