Notes From The Phillies’ 4-3 Loss To MilwaukeeBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Saturday, June 1st, 2013
- Tyler Cloyd successfully bounced back from his rough outing against the Red Sox earlier in the week. Cloyd made it through seven innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk. Cloyd struck out three, and lowered his ERA to 4.76.
- Although Cloyd only allowed three runs, he did surrender four doubles and one triple. He was fortunate to work his way out of trouble.
- The Phillies are now dealing with yet another injury to one of their top players. Jimmy Rollins was held out of the lineup with foot pain and is expected to miss starts in at least a couple more games. Cesar Hernandez got the start at second, Freddy Galvis played shortstop, and Kevin Frandsen handled third base.
- Hernandez had another nice game at the plate, going 3-5 with a double. He’s hitting .333 so far, and he’s going to force the team to make a tough decision when Michael Young returns to the team.
- Rollins did make an appearance as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning with a single.
- Frandsen went 1-4, and drove in a run thanks to a Milwaukee error.
- Erik Kratz singled a home a run in the sixth inning.
- Galvis went 1-3 with a solo home run in the ninth inning.
- Domonic Brown went 1-4 with a single, and was intentionally walked in the ninth inning.
- Kyle Kendrick was used a pinch-runner in the ninth for Rollins, and was picked off of second by Francisco Rodriguez. Right after Kendrick was picked off, Hernandez doubled. It was a terrible blown call, shortstop Jean Segura never had possession of the ball but the umpire called Kendrick out.
- Delmon Young committed another error in the field that allowed the Brewers to score a run.
- The Phillies sent Michael Martinez in as a pinch-runner for Ryan Howard, and as a result Martinez was forced to take the team’s final at-bat, and he was unable to come through.
- The team went just 2-11 with runners in scoring position.
- Mike Adams hurt the team today, allowing a solo home run in the eighth inning to Jonathan Lucroy.
- Antonio Bastardo pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
The Phillies let another winnable game slip away to a bad team. The Brewers are not a team that the Phillies can afford to lose a series to. The team is now four games below .500, and their chances of becoming serious contenders in the playoff race are dwindling with every loss.
This team finds some of the most painful ways to lose imaginable. From Cole Hamels spitting up his three-run lead, to Kyle Kendrick getting picked off of second on a horribly blown call just before Cesar Hernandez hit a double in the ninth inning, these are some back-breaking losses that the Phillies have taken in the last couple of days.
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