Notes From Phillies’ 8-5 Win Over AtlantaBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Friday, August 31st, 2012
- It was another poor start for Roy Halladay. The Doc lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. I’ve said it before, and I continue to believe that Halladay’s best days are behind him. We’ll see him occasionally recapture his old form (as he did for a couple starts several weeks back), but at age 35, he’s logged a lot of miles in his career, and its starting to catch up with him.
- Halladay has now given up 11 runs on 24 hits in his last three starts.
- Offensively, the Phils were paced by three home runs. Ryan Howard and Erik Kratz each hit solo shots, and John Mayberry came through with a three-run blast in the 10th inning that proved to be the difference in the game.
- The offense had been struggling to pick up hits and generate scoring opportunities in the series against the Mets, but tonight they managed 13 hits and went 3-8 with runners in scoring position.
- Every starting position player, except Michael Martinez, picked up at least one base hit.
- Kevin Frandsen continued his hot play, going 2-5.
- Erik Kratz had a three-hit night.
- Mayberry picked up another hit and walked twice to go with his game-winning home run. This was the kind of effort the Phillies imagined from him at the beginning of the season. Its a shame he’s not good enough to sustain these efforts.
- After Halladay left the game, the bullpen did a nice job of picking up the slack, allowing just one run through the final 5.1 innings.
- Phillipe Aumont made yet another scoreless appearance.
- Antonio Bastardo even threw a scoreless inning.
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