Notes From The Phillies’ 5-2 Win Over AtlantaBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
- Kyle Kendrick got the start, and pitched seven solid innings, allowing two runs on six hits.
- Kendrick began the game by throwing four scoreless innings.
- In the seventh, Kendrick gave up a double and a single to begin the inning, and allowed a run to score but he was at least able to get a ground-ball double play.
- Ryne Sandberg mixed up the batting order tonight, resting Chase Utley and pulling Ben Revere out of the lineup. Jimmy Rollins batted lead-off, Carlos Ruiz hit second, Marlon Byrd third, John Mayberry played center and hit seventh, and Cesar Hernandez got the start at second and hit eighth.
- Ryan Howard put the Phils on the board early for the second straight game, hitting a two-run homer in the first inning.
- The Phils got two more runs in the fourth inning. Domonic Brown scored on a passed ball, and Cesar Hernandez singled home a run.
- Domonic Brown tacked on a run with a groundout in the ninth.
- Carlos Ruiz went 2-5 with a double, but failed to come through with a bases-loaded opportunity in the eighth.
- John Mayberry went 0-3 with two walks and left five men on base.
- Reid Brignac went 2-4 with a couple of singles. Brignac is currently batting .283.
- Jake Diekman pitched a scoreless eighth.
- Jonathan Papelbon bounced back from his blown save to shut down the Braves in the ninth.
What the Phillies are doing in this series is dangerous.
By winning games against the Braves and narrowing the gap between themselves and first place, they’re running the risk of creating false hope within the organization.
The last thing this franchise needs right now is for
village idiot General Manager Ruben Amaro and the ownership group to get some silly delusional notion that this team is figuring things out and capable of rising up to steal the division. Such thoughts would prevent the team from going into a full-scale firesale and cause them to miss out on a valuable opportunity to restock their farm system by selling off their top assets.
These victories against the Braves are Fool’s Gold. The reality is that this team has too many issues, and just isn’t built to rise up above four other teams.
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