We found it. We found the silver lining to the Phillies' season-long bullpen disaster.
It took hours of film study and our panel of judges argued late into the night, but behold Ricky Bottalico's Top 5 Phillies Postgame Meltdowns of 2020, rolled into one two-minute rant.
If you're a Phillies fan, this should feel like the equivalent of screaming into a pillow.
These were the games that made the highlight reel:
• Thursday, of course, when the Phils' blown three-run lead in the final two innings felt like just another night in Miami.
• There was August 11, a month ago today, when the Phillies blew leads of 3-0 and 6-5 in a loss to the Orioles. The Phillies were swept at home by Baltimore.
• Who could forget August 22, Brandon Workman's debut as a Phillie in Atlanta. The Phillies led 3-0 entering the bottom of the seventh and lost 6-5, wasting a brilliant outing from Zack Wheeler.
• How 'bout August 9, the front-end of a Phillies-Braves doubleheader. The Phillies got four decent innings from Vince Velasquez and then the bullpen immediately gave up five runs. The Phillies lost 8-0 in Game 2.
• And, of course, that 14-1 loss to the Mets, a game that featured horrible defense and worse bullpen work.