Notes From Phillies’ 4-3 Loss To Los AngelesBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Monday, June 4th, 2012
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.
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