In case you missed it on Labor Day, the Phillies unveiled their 106th different lineup of the season. It is a far cry from the powerhouse lineups they put out there just a few years ago:
CHICAGO – Rob Rasmussen and Nefi Ogando are far from sure things. Neither is a slam-dunk big-league pitcher in waiting.
Ryne Sandberg believes it would be “counterproductive” for Ryan Howard to rush back for a handful of at-bats in late September.
It did not have to end this way.
It should not have ended this way.