CINCINNATI -- The Phillies were wiping the sleep from their eyes on Monday morning, as they made it to Cincinnati just hours after losing a 3 1/2-hour game to the Braves in Atlanta.
Sunday's game didn't end until nearly 8:30 p.m. ET, and the Phillies hit the showers, the plane and then the hotel -- arriving in Cincinnati around midnight ET before showing up bright and early at Great American Ball Park for Monday's 1:10 ET matchup.
"You get used to it," said Juan Pierre. "It happens probably three or four times throughout the course of the season. It's toward the end of the season, so everybody's feeling the same way. You just battle through it, you don't use that as an excuse or even have that play into it."
The Phillies are 9-6 on Mondays this season, and 20-12 all time at Great American Ball Park.