Notes From Phillies’ 1-0 Win Over MiamiBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
- A week ago, Kyle Kendrick appeared to be on the verge of being removed from the rotation. After tonight, the right-hander probably bought himself at least a couple of more starts with a stellar seven-inning shutout of the Marlins.
- Kendrick allowed just five hits on the night, didn’t allow a walk, and struck out six. His record improved to 5-9 on the season, and his ERA dipped to 4.53.
- Kendrick picked a fine night to pitch a gem. The bats weren’t interested in scoring runs in tonight’s game, and were held to just four hits by Josh Johnson and Mike Dunn.
- The Phils’ only run of the night came on a solo home run to Jimmy Rollins to lead off the first inning.
- Domonic Brown, Chase Utley, and Brian Schneider were the only other Phils to record hits in Tueday’s game. Just one of those nights.
- Josh Lindblom pitched a scoreless eighth inning, his second straight clean appearance.
- Johnathan Papelbon recorded his 26th save of the season, allowing just one baserunner on a walk in the bottom on the ninth inning.
- John Mayberry finished the game 0-4 with two strikeouts. The outfielder hasn’t taken advantage of his opportunity to play every day since the beginning of the month, and has just two hits in his last 16 at-bats, with just one RBI since the start of the month.
- Moving on up in the standings: the Phillies seem to finally be firmly out of the basement of the N.L. East. They’re 2.5 games better than the Marlins in the standings.
- Sarcasm aside, even though they’re out of the playoff picture, its nice to see this baseball team come together and play better. Since the trade deadline, the Phils have gone 9-5, winning four of their last five series.
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