Notes From The Phillies’ 5-4 Loss To MiamiBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
- A.J. Burnett tossed six innings, allowing four runs on six hits and four walks.
- Burnett allowed two runs in the fourth, and two runs in the fifth. He struck out 10 batters.
- Chase Utley gave the Phillies an early lead, singling home Jimmy Rollins in the first inning. Utley finished the game 1-5.
- Domonic Brown started in left, and went 2-5 with an RBI single in the fourth.
- Cody Asche and Marlon Byrd hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning to tie the game at 4.
- Ryan Howard went 0-5 with two strikeouts.
- Cameron Rupp started at catcher again, and went 0-4.
- Ken Giles pitched a scoreless sixth.
- Jake Diekman struck out two in a clean eighth.
- Antonio Bastardo bounced back from his rough appearance over the weekend, and struck out two in a scoreless ninth.
- Justin De Fratus took the loss. De Fratus pitched a clean 10th inning, but allowed the winning run to score in the 11th. It’s just the first earned run that De Fratus has allowed in 17 appearances since returning from the minor leagues.
Listening to Phillies’
village idiot General Manager Ruben Amaro talk to WIP yesterday was pretty amusing, to say the least.
After a week in which the Phillies went 2-6 at home, including a four-game sweep at the hands of the Braves, Amaro claims that he still isn’t sure what this team is yet.
But fear not, for Amaro believes that answers are coming. He said this road trip would serve as an excellent measuring stick for this team to see where they’re at.
If you want a measuring stick, Ruben, what about the series against the top team in the division in which the squad you assembled just fell flat on their faces, losing all four games and failing to score more than three runs in any of them? If that’s not enough of a “measuring stick”, I don’t know what is.
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