It was a great ending to a game the Phillies will look back on and wonder what if.
Despite wasting scoring opportunity after scoring opportunity, not to mention another fine pitching performance by Adam Eaton, the Phils fell 4-3 on an RBI single by Angel Pagan in the bottom of the 12th.
The Phillies, particularly catcher Chris Coste, felt like they'd been robbed. Jose Reyes, who had doubled with two-out to put himself in position to score the game-winner, flew around third to home on Pagan's single to center. Werth came up with a big throw, and Coste applied a lightning-quick tag that made the play far closer than it initially appeared to be.
But home plate umpire called him safe.
"He was out," Coste said. "Clearly out."
Tom Gordon took the loss, despite retiring five of the seven batters he faced.
The bullpen pitched well.
So did Eaton.
But the Phils failed to come through with timely hits when runners were in scoring position.
Read all about it tomorrow.
For now, I'm signing off.