• January 17, 2022

Notes From The Phillies’ 3-1 Loss To Atlanta

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Arizona DiamondbacksThe Philadelphia Phillies lost the second game of their series with the Braves, falling 3-1 on Tuesday night. Their record drops to 53-66.

  • Ethan Martin got the start, and allowed three runs over five innings. Martin gave up six hits and two walks, striking out six.
  • Martin gave up his first run in the second inning, allowing a double to Atlanta pitcher Kris Medlen. The rookie then gave up a two-run homer to Chris Johnson in the third.
  • The Phillies’ offense managed just six hits on the night, and Chase Utley had half of them, going 3-4 and scoring a run.
  • Domonic Brown knocked in the team’s only run with an RBI single in the sixth. Brown was also thrown out on the same play trying to extend his single into a double.
  • Cody Asche had a rough night at the plate, going 0-4 and leaving four runners on base. Asche had a bases-loaded opportunity in the first inning, but couldn’t come through.
  • Casper Wells got the start in centerfield and went 0-3 with a strikeout.
  • Luis Garcia pitched 1.1 scoreless innings.
  • Jake Diekman got the final two outs of the seventh without allowing a run.
  • Justin De Fratus pitched a clean eighth, striking out two.

Final Thoughts

Ethan Martin has been up and down since coming to the major leagues.

He’s shown some good qualities. He throws a fastball in the mid 90’s. He’s struck out 16 in his three starts.

But he’s also walked eight batters, and he hasn’t been able to pitch deeper than five innings.

The good news is that he isn’t getting pounded, and he looks like he has a chance to develop into a decent fourth or fifth starter.

 

 

Denny Basens

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4 Comments

  • For the life of me, how come not 1 kid that comes up here, can maintain his poise, not have control problems, nor improve, when in the minors, they don’t have the same issues? Rich Dooby doo, sucks monkey balls, & I can’t wait until the page is turned on this staff!

    • *can’t maintain*

  • Martin can be more than a ‘4th or 5th starter:…The Phils fuck up their kids coming up…Yes, ‘Dubes’ needs to go.
    Problem is Phils don’t hit for their pitchers..
    Charlie doesn’t have the heart to ream the regulars out anymore

    • frank, agreed 100%!

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