Notes From The Phillies’ 4-0 Loss To MiamiBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Monday, June 23rd, 2014
- Roberto Hernandez pitched six innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks.
- Hernandez allowed two runs to score in the first inning, but settled in for five scoreless frames after that.
- Cody Asche supplied three of the team’s six hits, going 3-3 with a double.
- Chase Utley went 0-4, dropping his average to .296.
- Carlos Ruiz went 0-4. Ruiz hit into an inning-ending double play in the third.
- Domonic Brown went 0-3 with a walk. Brown failed to come through with two runners in scoring position and two outs in the fourth.
- Mario Hollands pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, and allowed only one hit.
- Justin De Fratus came on to get the final two outs of the eighth.
- Antonio Bastardo had a rough go in the ninth. Bastardo recorded just one out and allowed two runs on two hits.
- Ken Giles came in to finish the ninth, and didn’t allow any more damage.
Another lifeless offensive performance results in the 10th shutout the Phils have suffered this year.
With the exception of Cody Asche, no one in this offense has hit at all during the last three games.
Just look at how terrible the first five hitters in this lineup were tonight. Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Marlon Byrd combined to go just 2-20.
Its just absolutely pathetic how an early two-run hole can signal defeat for this team on most nights.
On the positive side of things, Ken Giles has been very good since arriving from the minors. Giles has struck out 10 batters in his first five innings, giving him an average of two strikeouts per inning. A very limited sample, but the early return on the young reliever has been very positive. So far he’s transitioning very nicely to the big league.
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