Notes From The Phillies’ 10-3 Loss To AtlantaBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Saturday, June 28th, 2014
- Roberto Hernandez gave the Phils one of his stronger starts of the season, lasting seven innings and allowing four runs (only two earned) on three hits.
- This is the just the second time this season that Hernandez has lasted at least seven innings, and the first time he’s done it since May 4th.
- The Phillies rolled out a really weak lineup for the first game. Weaker than usual.
- Tony Gwynn and his below-.200 average started in right and hit second.
- Ronny Cedeno played shortstop for Jimmy Rollins and hit eighth.
- Koyie Hill, a catcher called up to take the place of Carlos Ruiz, made his first start of the season today.
- Chase Utley went 1-4 with a single.
- Ryan Howard went 1-4, and drove in one of the team’s runs. Howard also committed two errors that led to a couple of unearned runs for Hernandez.
- Domonic Brown was back in left field for Game 1, and went 0-3.
- Cody Asche went 0-4, and drove in a run with a groundout in the eighth.
- Antonio Bastardo had been pitching very well as of late. He had not allowed any earned runs since May 11th before this game, but the lefty suffered a meltdown in the eighth. Bastardo recorded just one out, and allowed three hits and two walks, and was charged with five earned runs.
- Luis Garcia relived Bastardo, and picked up the final two outs of the inning, but allowed a couple of inherited runs to score.
- Garcia returned to pitch the ninth, and allowed another run to score.
Rolling out a lineup with guys like Gwynn, Cedeno, and Hill combined with Roberto Hernandez on the mound?
Yeah, the Phillies had very little chance of winning this first game.
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