One Last Time: Phillies Close Out Disappointing 2012 Campaign at Citizens Bank Park

One Last Time: Phillies Close Out Disappointing 2012 Campaign at Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies will play their final game of the 2012 season at Citizens Bank Park tonight when they take on the Washington Nationals. They'll play out the string with a series in Miami before a season-ender in DC next week. But tonight is the last dance in South Philadelphia.

As Phils beat writer David Murphy lamented on Twitter earlier in the day, this is the first time in half a decade that the Phillies will host a game at CBP knowing it's their final contest there of the season.

With as disappointing as 2012 has been, we'll still be sad to not have baseball to watch down Broad Street for another long winter.

Tyler Cloyd has the honors on fan appreciation night. The Phillies should be extra appreciative this season for the fans that stuck around despite such a rough first few months. Granted, the team has bounced back quite strongly since the trade deadline.

Alas, the gaping chasm between them and the other wild card teams proved just too damn big to overcome.

So pour one out for the 2012 campaign tonight and save a little for next week when they pack their lockers up after a trip to DC.

7:05. Tell your season ticket holder section mates you'll miss them.

Delaware avenges 36-point loss with upset of Northeastern

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Delaware avenges 36-point loss with upset of Northeastern

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NEWARK, Del. -- Freshman Ryan Daly scored 27 points and Delaware avenged its worst loss of the season, upsetting Northeastern 69-62 on Thursday night for the Blue Hens' first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season.

Cazmon Hayes added 13 points and Eric Carter 11 for Delaware (8-12, 1-6), which snapped a six-game losing streak that had included a 36-point loss, 90-54, to the Huskies on Jan. 5.

T.J. Williams scored 28 points, the only Huskies player to reach double figures. Northeastern (12-7, 5-2) lost its second straight after an eight-game winning streak.

Three-pointers by Devonne Pinkard and Daly gave Delaware the lead for good at 46-41 with 11 minutes left. A 14-2 run with eight points each from Carter and Daly made it a 12-point lead with two minutes to go.

Delaware made 17 of 22 free throws to 7 of 14 for Northeastern.

Drexel drops to 1-5 in CAA with loss to Elon

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Drexel drops to 1-5 in CAA with loss to Elon

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ELON, N.C. -- Tyler Seibring scored a career-high 25 points with seven rebounds and six assists, Steven Santa Ana added 22 points and Elon beat Drexel 93-73 on Thursday night.

Seibring scored 20-plus for the third time this season, hitting 4 of 6 from distance, and Elon led from start to finish. It was Santa Ana's sixth career 20-plus game in just his sophomore season.

The Phoenix hit double-digit 3-pointers (10) for the 10th time this season.

Dainan Swoope scored 16 points, Brian Dawkins 13 and Dmitri Thompson 12 for Elon (11-9, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association), which hit 25 of 28 free-throw attempts -- including 17 of 18 in the second half.

Elon scored the first nine points of the game and had a 10-point lead at halftime.

Kurk Lee and John Moran each scored 15 points for Drexel (7-12, 1-5). Miles Overton added 13 points and Sammy Mojica 10.