Fake Outrage: Ben Davis crying over Francisco Lindor’s lob to 1st base to double up Kody Clemens on a Edmundo Sosa line drive
The Philadelphia Phillies lost yet again last night to the New York Mets 4-1, to drop their third straight game as the offense continues to struggle to do much of anything at the plate.
While the Phillies continue to struggle through the first 55 games of the season, the broadcast crew featuring Ben Davis and Tom McCarthy refuse to make it any easier on fans who are suffering through the misery while watching from home.
Edmundo Sosa was at the plate in the top of the fifth inning. He worked himself a nice 3-1 count and Kody Clemens was on first. With a 3-1 count, Sosa took a 92mph fastball down the center of home plate. Why? I have no idea. The Phillies chase balls out of the strike zone and don’t swing at beach ball sized pitches down the center of the plate.
Whatever that’s not the point.
With a 3-2 count, Kody Clemens was off and running and Edmundo Sosa lined out to Francisco Lindor at short. Clemens was basically at second base already, so Lindor lobbed the ball over to Pete Alonso at first to double him up.
Ben Davis then started crying and calling Lindor’s throw completely unprofessional.
Fake Outrage: Ben Davis crying over Francisco Lindor’s Lob to First Base
Welcome to hell.
We already have to watch the Phillies play bad baseball and now we have the broadcast crew acting like a bunch of babies over a throw to first that really was the best way to handle that situation.
Why would Lindor even risk an errant throw or make it any harder for Pete Alonso at first base to convert the double play? Clemens was cooked already and wasn’t even making a long-shot effort to get back to first. The double play was inevitable so Lindor just lobbed it over to first.
If Ben Davis wants to talk unprofessional, let’s talk about his socks and him just being in the broadcast booth in general during Phillies games while NBC Sports Philadelphia tweets out this picture calling it the “highlight of the night”.
Me saying what Ben Davis said about Lindor, about his socks
“I’m not a big fan”
“You could be a little bit more professional about it”
Davis was “showing me up a little bit” and rubbing “salt in the wound.”
Making fans suffer through whatever nonsense Ben Davis has to say while the official Twitter account of the Phillies’ broadcast acts like it’s interesting is way worse than anything Francisco Lindor could do on the baseball field.
And to be abundantly clear, I absolutely despise Francisco Lindor.
I mean seriously. The Phillies yet again, are underperforming over the first two months of the season. Anything else on top of that is unnecessary.
Lindor doesn’t even crack the Top 50 when looking at reasons to be mad about this baseball team. We have been through enough as a fanbase so let’s just keep this train moving and focus on today, the official start of the 2023 MLB season.
June 1st is when everything is supposed to turn around for the Philadelphia Phillies and if you peep the numbers from last year, they are almost identical at this point in the season.
Philadelphia Phillies: 2022 vs 2023
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Hopefully June 1st will bring better fortune to the Philadelphia Phillies. They dropped their last three games and two straight in New York to the Mets. They have only scored one run total over the last two games and are now just 25-30 on the season, 7.5 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves in the NL East standings.
Afternoon game today at Citi Field to avoid the sweep.