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Phillies' win-or-else season falls way short of World Series title
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ' All those aces meant nothing at the plate.
The Philadelphia Phillies found out that pitching doesn't win championships. It takes clutch hitting, too.
An all-or-nothing season in which only a World Series title would be considered a success turned out to be an abysmal failure. The Phillies didn't even make it out of the first round of the NL playoffs.
A 1-0 loss in a do-or-die game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night sent the Futile Phils off to an early vacation. There won't be a championship parade down Broad Street this October. No celebration in the streets. No ceremony at the ballpark.