The Phillies were looking to take two of three from the Miami Marlins yesterday at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies built a 4-1 lead heading into the ninth inning thanks to RBIs from Chase Utley and Maikel Franco. Closer Jonathan Papelbon gave up four runs on four hits in the ninth to blow his first save since July 22nd as the Phillies lost 5-4. More here.
As Papelbon left the field following his disasterous ninth inning, fans showered Papelbon with boos as he was coming off the field to which Papelbon responded by making an obscene gesture towards the fans. Umpires caught the gesture and ejected Papelbon. More here.