The Phils are well on their way to losing tonight and falling under .500 for the first time in over three months. The already fell into third behind the Marlins, who started the day tied with the Phillies but won last night while the Phils were idle.
Wolf gave up five runs in the top of the fourth. The Astros now lead 5-0 with Roy Oswalt pitching.
Even if they fall under .500, even if they fall behind the Mets (who are just two games back), no axe will fall. There is no bottom for this team. There is no accountability. I doubt Larry Bowa will be pulling a George Tenet any time soon.
As the Phils embark on the last third of the season, the only questions are who will be back next year and who won't. Phils fans' best hope seems to be that the team pulls a Cleveland Cavaliers and hits bottom as hard as possible to ensure that management is finally spurred to make the changes that have been needed for the most of the season, i.e., that Bowa and Wade are both gone.