• December 1, 2022

Notes From Phillies’ 4-3 Loss To Los Angeles

The Phillies lost their third straight game on Monday night, falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3. Philadelphia once again struggled offensively, scoring all three of their runs in one inning. The loss drops the Phils back to the .500 mark at 28-28.

  • Vance Worley made his first start since returning from the disabled list, and lasted just four innings, allowing three runs.
  • The Phillies were cautious with the righthander, allowing him to throw just 80 pitches in his return.
  • Worley got off to a rough start, giving up walks to two of the first three batters he faced, and then allowed RBI singles to Juan Rivera and former Phil Bobby Abreu.
  • Jonathan Papelbon gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, and took his second loss of the season. The closer hasn’t treated the Phillies to many poor appearances this year, making his failure tonight a forgivable offense.
  • The Phillies offense was held down by a poor collective effort from the heart of the order. Hunter Pence, Carlos Ruiz, Shane Victorino, and Ty Wigginton went a combined 1-15 on the night.
  • Pence came up with a terrible at-bat in the seventh inning, popping up with the bases loaded. The rightfielder has only picked up two hits in his last 33 opportunities with runners in scoring position.
  • It was the second straight hitless effort from Pence, who is now 0-8 in the last two games.
  • Placido Polanco had yet another two-hit game, and drove in two runs. His average continues to rise, and now stands at .294.
  • Freddy Galvis had his best offensive game in several weeks, collecting two hits and driving in a run. It was the first RBI for the rookie since May 26th.
  • Joe Savery and Antonio Bastardo combined to pitch four scoreless innings in relief of Worley.

Denny Basens

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paulman
paulman
June 5, 2012 12:12 am

Phils fall to 8-9 in “Paulman’s 23 Game Stretch” to decide if Phils will repeat as NL East Champs again… This Phils Team is like this 23 game Stretch I’ve been following very close, they are too streaky and inconsistent and basically are what they are, which is a .500 Club which is not good enough to win the NL East this Season.. All 3 teams ahead of them younger,hngrier and play the game with more passion and have better game/bench Manager’s.. I hate to say bit with a 1/3 of the Season almost complete, I don’t see this Team contending for 2012 World Series (let alone, even make the expanded Playoffs) and fall back into a period of medicorty.. Their Division Rivals (NAts,Marlins,MEts have much more younger talent on their Roster who are still improving nad have upside.. I see very little on the Phisl side outside of Galvis and maybe Worley when he’s healthy to get excited about in future seasons.. Does anyone think Rollins, Utley,Lee,Thome, Polanco,Contreras, & Doc are going to improve.. They can’t even maintain their career stats for they are on the downside of their very productive careers by old man time.. which has caught up to about 1/2 this Roster.. Players like Mayberry Jr, Nix, Kendrick,Blanton,Qualls and Roster Fillers/Role Players and the Phils need these tpye of players to be productive and they just are no capable enough to be consistent..

Erock
Erock
June 5, 2012 1:28 pm

They have two series against AL teams? How is this a crucial stretch at all…you make no sense with this garabage bro. How is this any different then any other 23 game stretch? Do you have a 23 game stretch poster board in your garage you highlight every night?

I agree there isnt much to be thrilled about the future at the moment…but who cares right now.Its a competitive division that could be had with a nice stretch and some luck,injuries…or whatever.

Make a trade proposal or quote your sources.

paulman
paulman
June 6, 2012 7:00 am

A devasting loss last evening after Lee was pitching a Gem..
Phils now fall to 8-10 during “Paulman’s 23 Game Stretch” to determinge if the Phils can Repeat as NL East Champions
See the Phils are getting solid Pitching outings from Hamels and Lee and guess what, it’s just not good enough to overcome the lack of Hitting, no Power and the Bullpen is a mess…

By the the way,The Nats came back and beat the Mets who made 3 errors and had one 1 Passed ball in the bottom of the 9th Inning to give them game to to the NAts, who now 7-8-10 Walk-off Wins this season so far… The Nats are the Team to beat as I stated back in Febuary/March

jakedog
jakedog
June 6, 2012 9:02 am

that was a tough loss, no doubt, but this team has heart, players who know how to win, unlike their competitors in the east , the experience and grit of this team will pull it out in the end, there are just too many good players on this team to give up on them now, only a moron, on fan would

paulman
paulman
June 6, 2012 10:22 am

I disagree 100% Jake,
This Team used to know how to win, and you keep saying they many good players..Which players do you consider as good or better than their compeititor
(Pence is good, Ruiz is one of the best Catchers in baseball ,
Victorino/Polanco are solid veterans who are consistent, Pierre & Galvis have probably exceeded most expectations, Wigginton has played pretty good,and has had some big hits… but to say they have better players than their competitors is just not an accurate statement in 2012…
Look at the Nats/Marlins everyday line-ups, they are more talented,younger,more athletic and about to hit their primes while meanwhile Phils have too many positional players who are past their primes.. (Rollins,Polanco,Thome and with the unknown heath status’s of Utley/Howard)

DCar
DCar
June 6, 2012 11:32 am

Jake, you talk as if this was 3-5 years ago! What baseball have you been watching, for the past 2 years. They are ancient, are injury prone, can’t score, many players with declining skills, fundamentally fawed lineup, next to zero power, too many part time/ utility players, can’t run the bases, a horrid BP, a stubborn brain-damaged manager, an inept, moronic GM, no payroll flexibility, NO trade chips & ZERO position prospects, anywhere in sight. Also, they have not come back ONCE this year, after trailing after the 7th. If their starters don’t go 8 full, & they aren’t winning by multiple runs, after 7, they CAN’T WIN! They have no balls, no confidence, no juice & are a non-fun team. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see this. It doesn’t make anyone morons. BTW, nobody is giving up them. THEY ARE, WHAT THEY ARE! A NON-PLAYOFF TEAM, THAT NEEDS TO BE BROOMED! INCLUDING THE GM & COACHING STAFF!!!!

paulman
paulman
June 6, 2012 11:59 am

Dcar.. what’s with these “Wishful Thinking Phils fans”.. It’s like the Phils Fans are in denial that their Team is a shell of it’s former self… I can’t believe that any knowledegeable baseball fans can’t see this.. We’ve been bitching about Amaro’s Offseason moves for 2 years now for this 2012 Team/Roster is a result of his poor moves,poor signings, failing to address certain players and positions (IE, SS,2B,3B,LF and the Bullpen specifically)
For a Team to count on Jim Thome, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley,Jose Contreras, Jeff Hernon,Chad Qualls is pure idiocy and especially with the Starting Pitching Staff that they have and as i Stated to rely on 4 Players who came out of nowehere last years (Worley,Stutes,Bastardo & Mayberry JR) was just wishful thinking for they appear to be 1-Hit wonders that had great 2011 Seasons but snuck up on opponents last year who now have the books on these guys plus Manger Manuel toasted Stutes and Bastardo’s arms last year which we see the impact on their arms,loss velocity and ball movement for this season ..I have to take a walk out in the rain ..