• September 30, 2022

Notes From The Phillies’ 6-2 Win Over San Diego

brownfinallyhomerThe Philadelphia Phillies snapped their two-game losing streak on Tuesday night, taking down the Padres 6-2. Their record improves to 37-41.

  • It was another strong effort on the mound for Kyle Kendrick, who pitched eight innings and allowed just two runs. Kendrick scattered seven hits, and struck out six. His lowered his ERA to 3.46.
  • The Phillies were uncharacteristically patient at the plate tonight, working out seven walks to go with their seven hits.
  • Domonic Brown ended his home-run drought with a three-run blast in the third inning to give the Phillies the lead. Brown also drew a walk with the bases loaded in the fifth inning to force in a run. He finished the game 1-4.
  • Chase Utley went 1-3 with a single, but also worked out two walks.
  • Ben Revere even managed to get on base by walking twice.
  • Michael Young went 2-5 with a couple of singles and scored a run.
  • Ryan Howard returned to the lineup, but went 0-4 with a walk and left five men on base.
  • John Mayberry got the start in right over Delmon Young, and went 1-3 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly.
  • Antonio Bastardo came in to work the ninth inning, and didn’t make things easy. Bastardo recorded an out, but also put runners at second and third to begin the inning. However, the lefty finished the inning with two strikeouts to end the game.

Final Thoughts

Its good to see Dom Brown breakout and make a strong contribution again. When Brown is at his best this season, the offense seems to click much more naturally. He’d been struggling over the last two weeks, and had become almost a non-factor save for a couple of nice moments here and there. If the Phillies are to somehow survive and keep themselves relevant, they need Brown to be special.

It’s a shame that this team just can’t be counted on to find any kind of consistency. We’ve seen a lot of games like this one where they actually look like a competent major league team. The starting pitching is solid and the lineup, while not the most dynamic, is capable of being decent when they aren’t going up to the plate with a free-swinging mentality.

The reality is that you never know which team is going to show up every night. This team could give you a solid 6-2 win behind a strong pitching effort and a well-rounded offensive performance. And they could just easily come back the next two games and be held to three hits by some team’s fifth starter with an ERA in the 5.00’s.


Denny Basens

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June 26, 2013 2:36 am

Mike Adams has 3 tears in his shoulder, & had to get a 2nd opinion to find this out. Who the f^#@ is running the medical staff down there, Ray Charles! WTF!!!! The Phillies said, they did their due diligence on Adams, & his health history, & believed he was worth signing. But anyone with a f^#@ing brain new how major of an operation it was, that he was coming off of, & at his age, he was inevitably going to have other surrounding issues. But not Ruin 2morrow! 2 years $12M, for a 34 year old damaged goods. Stupid SOB!!!! Do they even own Xray & MRI machines down at that complex? They waste their $$$$ on everything else!

“The feeling for us was that, yeah, he’s a risk just like any other veteran guy who’s been around the block a lot,” Amaro said. “There was some added risk because he was coming off a surgery, but his rehab went very well and he didn’t have any complaints or his issues with the thoracic outlet syndrome. This is the stuff that happens. You can’t do anything about it.”
That’s all you need to know about Amaro! Stupid! Over-matched! Inept! Ill-advised! Where can I sign up for a job, where I can waste this kind of $$$$ & still have a job?!?
2013- $148M+}
2012- $174.5M}}
2011- $172.9M}}} Under Amaro.
2010- $141.9M}}
2009- $113M+}
2008- $98M}} WS Champions, under Gillick.

June 26, 2013 7:23 am

The 2008 Team Salary you have to keep relative
Rollins, Utley & Howard’s had not received their current long-term Deals which at that time, these players were younger and in their Primes with what everyone thought would be Top Players for 4-5 Years..
Then when you add Pitchers like Doc,Lee, Papelbon and extend Hamels,
There’s another $50 Million in Salaries..
The lesson is not to give long-term deals to anyone (3 Year max)
And not 4-5-6 Year Deals like the Phils did

June 26, 2013 10:10 am

It’s the market premium players don’t sign for short term deals. It’s unfortunate but a guy doesn’t get to free agency usually till they are 30 or so and then they sign a 5-10 year deal. Puljos is hitting 258, can’t play 1B and has 7 years and 200 million left. Salaries escalate when you try to stay competitive. Players are breaking down all over the place. But you have to take the shot I guess

June 26, 2013 10:37 am
Reply to  haveacigar

The Smart Teams Stay away from Long-Term Deals as much as possible (Giants,Cardinals,Rangers,Oakland etc,etc) You can’t avoid it all together but the biggest problem with the Phils is that they have had too many Players tied up with long-deals which impedes the ability to make any Trades..
(Rollins,Utley,Howard and the Big 3 PItchers) are 1/4th of the 25 Man Roster but account for $100-$110 Million of their Salary Cap which is crazy when you think about it … This is a big reason why Teams like the Phils, Angels, Dodgers are underachieving and have a shaky future for mis-allocating their Resources..
The Problem is

June 26, 2013 4:13 pm
Reply to  paulman

Zito 7 years a bunch of money, posey 9 years, Cain 8 years. Teams make an effort to keep their players, it’s less risky than free agency and they try to wipe out the last year or two of arbitration that was the deal with Howard, I think posey and Cain were in a similar boat.
Of course they got their second WS … If only!
Rollins only makes 11 I don’t think lumping him with the 20 something’s is accurate

June 26, 2013 4:21 pm

Oh and the cardinals will be paying 37 year old Matt HollidY and Adam wainwright 17 and 19.5 in a couple of years and are paying 37 year old Chris carpenter 10 this year and 10 next…. It’s the cost of doing business

June 26, 2013 4:24 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Edit, carpenter done after this year

June 26, 2013 7:16 pm

Pman- just stop with your thoughts about giving deals out. Noone is going to sign a 2 or 3 year deal. The phillies did what they had to t stay competitive. If they would have let Howard walk they would have been slammed for it… rightfully so. They gave it their all… it didnt work out. Remember the year you cried that they would barely be above.500? They won over 100 games. Let it go.

June 26, 2013 8:19 pm
Reply to  Stevo

Oh and Pman was high on signing Loshe for 36 mill for three years , he is like 35

June 27, 2013 2:00 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Pman the rangers kinsler 10 years, Andrus 8, beltre 5.

June 26, 2013 10:15 pm

Okay men,tonight, first batter, jroll, leading off, , against a pitcher in his second mlb start, left hander, what’d you think this arrogant, dumbass Rollins does, pops out,

June 27, 2013 5:16 am

“The Phillies face tough deadline choices, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Team CEO David Montgomery sounds like he’s inclined to keep Cliff Lee, but also says that he’s willing to listen on anything. Montgomery also conceded that the fans’ attachment to the club’s core veterans factors into their unwillingness to part with them.”
WTF fans is Montgomery talking to? Not according to the many polls, radio stations, newspapers & blogs! What a clueless, inept buffoon! Thus the reason, Ruin 2morrow still is employed! OYE VEY!

June 27, 2013 1:56 pm

I think the only players that have “fan attachments” are Chase, Jimmy and Cliff Lee. The general consensus from the fan base I think, is that the rest can go kick rocks. Especially Ryan Howard.

June 27, 2013 2:26 pm
Reply to  BirdoBeamen

I understand the attachment for Jimmy and Lee but fans being attached to Chase cmon you havent been able to count on him or produce for 5 years now. times up