Notes From The Phillies’ 5-3 Win Over Los Angeles

benrevThe Philadelphia Phillies snapped their three-game losing streak on Saturday, taking down the Dodgers 5-3. Their record improves to 21-25.

  • David Buchanan was called up to take Cliff Lee’s spot in the rotation, and responded with five solid innings, allowing two runs on five hits to get the win.
  • Buchanan didn’t allow a run, and struck out two.
  • The Phillies offense was sparked today by Ben Revere, who returned to the lead-off spot to go 4-4, scoring three runs and knocking in an RBI.
  • Revere hit his first double of the season in the first inning, and came around to score on a two-run homer from Chase Utley.
  • Jimmy Rollins went back to the two-hole, and went 1-4 with two RBI’s.
  • Marlon Byrd went 1-3 with another double.
  • Domonic Brown went 0-3 before leaving the game with an injury.
  • Cesar Hernandez got another start at third, and went 0-2 with a walk and scored a run.
  • Jake Diekman worked two scoreless innings in relief of Buchanan.
  • Mike Adams pitched a clean eighth inning.
  • Jonathan Papelbon earned his 13th save of the season.

Final Thoughts

It was an encouraging major league debut for David Buchanan.

The rookie gave a quality performance against a good team, providing an end to the Phillies’ most recent losing streak.

Ben Revere also turned in his strongest game of the season, and this performance will probably earn him some of his playing time back, but don’t be fooled. The problems with Revere’s game are still very much in play. The fact that it took Revere until the end of May to record an extra-base hit as an every-day player is very discouraging.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Notes From The Phillies’ 5-3 Win Over Los Angeles

  1. Good win. Interesting move by Ryno; personally, I would have sent Revere down to Lehigh Valley after that base running gaff last night, but Ryno put him out there at leadoff. Revere is a poor-mans Shane Victorino. Fast and dumb as a stone. Of course, Shane is still twice the player that Revere is.

  2. Victorino back on the 15 Day DL with hamstring issues
    He’s missed 22 Games so far this Season already and appears that he’s losing his greatest asset which are his legs..
    At age 33 , He doesn’t have much longer left I believe..

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