- Kyle Kendrick had a subpar game, allowing four runs on 10 hits in six innings. Kendrick allowed a great deal of baserunners throughout the game, and finally cracked in the fourth inning when he allowed L.A. to breakout for three runs. The starter also suffered a concussion during the game, and may miss his next start.
- It was one of those games where the offense just wasn’t interested in providing run support for their starter. The team managed just one run on six hits.
- Jimmy Rollins had two of the teams hits, and drove in their only run in the ninth inning.
- Ryan Howard returned to the lineup after sitting for two games, and went 0-4 with three strikeouts.
- Domonic Brown and Delmon Young went a combined 0-6, giving the team no production from the middle of their order.
- Phillippe Aumont pitched a scoreless seventh inning.
- Jake Diekman was asked to pitch the eighth inning, but was only able to record one out and allowed two runs.
The trade deadline is fast approaching, and the Phillies seem more and more likely to become sellers.
They just can’t get themselves to or above the .500 mark. For the last few weeks they’ve been stuck between three or five games below .500.
There’s no energy on this team right now. Cliff Lee is the only guy that has consistently performed at a top level all year, and he can only perform once every five days. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard just don’t have any explosiveness anymore. The bullpen turned out to be a major disappointment. Cole Hamels has given the club next to nothing.
On a typical night with this team, all you see is uninspired baseball. This is the type of play we’ve seen for several years now. It’s about to time to break this thing up.