Notes From Phillies’ 4-2 Win Over CincinnatiBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Monday, September 3rd, 2012
- Tyler Cloyd certainly was able to build on the success of his first major-league start. The right-hander pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run on four hits and struck out nine. He earned his first career victory in the majors.
- The Phillies supported Cloyd with a three-run fifth inning, and an additional run in the seventh.
- All of their runs came from the long ball, with Jimmy Rollins launching a three-run shot in the fifth, and John Mayberry adding a solo home run.
- Justin De Fratus drew the assignment in the eighth inning, and responded with a scoreless inning.
- Phillipe Aumont was asked to record the save over Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning, and was successful despite allowing a run on two hits.
- Kevin Frandsen had another nice day at the plate, going 2-4. He’s maintained an impressive .347 average.
- Juan Pierre was the only other starter with multiple hits, going 2-4 himself.
- Chase Utley and Ryan Howard were unable to add any offensive support today, two big bats went a combined 0-8.
- Domonic Brown made his return to the lineup, but went 0-4, dropping his average to .242.
- As empty as the Phillies’ farm system was supposed to have been, its encouraging to see guys like Cloyd, De Fratus, and Aumont come up and make positive contributions.
- Cloyd has been very impressive in his first two starts, and if he keeps pitching like this, he’ll be competing with Kyle Kendrick for the fifth starter job next spring.
- De Fratus and Aumont were considered legitimate prospects (as opposed to a guy like B.J. Rosenberg), and each of them have a shot to win jobs in the bullpen next season.
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