As bad as this was, and it was bad, it is just one loss. Of course, blowing a 5 run lead to lose by 4 is hard to take.
Yet had Ramos thrown a better slider on the 2-2 count to Robles in the ninth, it might have been the game ending K and we all are celebrating another win.
For me, I really hate letting the Nationals get off the mat. We have started well this season but this is the second game that the bullpen has blown a win and given the Nationals a win. Championship teams don't do that very often.
In spite of the two games the bullpen has blown to the Nationals so far this year, I think the bullpen will be pretty good this season.
Alvarez is a problem. He has looked pretty shaky over and over so far since joining the Phillies. He does not have an option left so he may well end up being lost soon. I don't see how they can not make a move or two in the pen soon.