• September 30, 2022

Notes From Phillies’ 6-3 Loss To Mets

The Phillies fell to the Mets on Tuesday night, losing 6-3. The Phils’ received poor pitching and mediocre offense in the defeat. The loss drops the Phillies to 26-25 on the season, but a loss by the Washington Nationals prevented them from losing any ground in the division race.

  • Joe Blanton turned in another poor outing, lasting just five innings and giving up six runs, all earned.
  • It was the third straight bad performance from Blanton. He’s allowed 19 runs in his last 17.2 innings, and his ERA has shot up from 2.96 to 5.05. It looks like his strong play to start the season was just a mirage after all.
  • Speaking of mirages, Ty Wigginton followed up his six-RBI performance on Monday by going 1-4 with no RBI’s yesterday.
  • The offense did the righthander no favors. They had only four opportunities for hits with runners in scoring position all night, and went 0-4.
  • The bats made life easy for Mets’ rookie starter Jeremy Hefner. They only made him throw 92 pitches through six innings, and didn’t work a single walk. He earned his first career “quality start” in the major leagues last night.
  • Placido Polanco picked up two hits to raise his batting average to .283. He’s gotten base hits in seven of the last 10 games, and has been responding well to hitting in the bottom of the order.
  • Brian Schneider went 1-4 with a solo homerun. He’s quietly having a nice year as the team’s backup catcher, batting .280 with two homers and five RBI’s in 17 games. Last season the former Met hit just two homeruns and drove in only nine runs while hitting .176 in 41 games.
  • Raul Valdes, Jake Diekman, and Joe Savery each tossed scoreless innings in relief of Blanton.
  •  Valdes hasn’t allowed a run in seven appearances this year.

Denny Basens

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May 30, 2012 10:36 am

Phils are now 6-6 in “Paulman’s 23 Game Stretch to Decide the 2012” and do have a chance to win another series if they can beat the Met today..
They just have to keep Phitin’ there way they the injutries (Doc) and the other issues.. some young Pitchers will get an opportunity and they have to be ready to step up..
Blanton after a few starts has fallen back into his usual pattern.. 5 maybe 6 Innings, Give up a Homer or 2 and have around a 4.5 ERA.. It;s what he’s done most of his career and don’t expect him to change too much…

May 30, 2012 10:47 am

They’ll be fine. Funny how they’re portrayed as playing so poorly and everyone seems to be on top of them for everything and the powerhouse Nats only have a 4 game lead.Wonder what the thoughts and stance on Ruben are gonna be when they’re 2 games back or even in the division lead. Oh wait….that will never happen. Im sure someone will rant about how they “stated” it never will.

Go Phills….get a clue…watch the games….stop ridding Rubes jock and enjoy the ride.