NBC Sports Philadelphia analyst and former MLB reliever Ricky Bottalico definitely did not wear the sugar on how he felt about losing the Phillies series to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
After the Phillies’s 10-9 loss, in which a pop-up gaffe and a homer inside the park pervaded the loss, Bottalico did not hold back as he discussed the performance he saw on the pitch during the NBC postgame broadcast.
“They did not deserve to win this game,” he said. “They deserved to lose this game … You do not feel bad about head games on the field.”
“I don’t know how you felt, but I felt embarrassed about a lot of those players out there. I thought this game was an embarrassment for baseball. I felt like things like Bad News Bears today.”;
At the top of the ninth with the game tied at 6 and bases charged with two departures, Baltimore’s Pedro Severino hit a routine fly fly that resulted in two runs after Jean Segura called off the field to make the score before throwing in tipping and losing
“He is completely on the wrong side of the field to call that ball,” Bottalico later told Segura.
After the Phillies tied the game at the bottom of things, things went south in extra time after center-forward Roman Quinn missed a dive into a drive-by line from Austin Hays’ wand, which resulted in a move forward inside Homer Park. who became the winner of the game.
Phillies missed a week of action after the season-opening series due to the Marlins coronavirus outbreak.