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Notes From The Phillies’ 8-2 Loss To Atlanta

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee BrewersThe Philadelphia Phillies lost their match against the Braves on Sunday, falling 8-2. Their record drops to 43-55.

  • Kyle Kendrick buried the team by the third inning today, allowing six runs.
  • Kendrick gave up two runs in the second, and then got lit up for four runs in the third.
  • Ryan Howard sat out today in favor of John Mayberry at first base.
  • Mayberry supplied one of the team’s only runs with a solo shot.
  • Grady Sizemore played centerfield, and went 2-4 with a couple of singles. Sizemore has now hit in all six of his appearances with the Phillies.
  • Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley combined to go 0-8.
  • Rollins left four on base, and hit into a double-play.
  • Marlon Byrd hit in the cleanup spot today, and went 2-4 and drove in the team’s second run.
  • Cody Asche went 0-4 with four strikeouts.
  • Koyie Hill went 2-4 in a start at catcher.
  • Domonic Brown went 1-4 with a double.
  • Mario Hollands had another terrible appearance in the sixth inning. Hollands allowed two runs to score, allowing one hit but walking four batters.
  • Hollands has allowed six runs in his last three appearances, and his ERA has shot up from 2.10 to 3.62.
  • Jake Diekman threw a scoreless seventh.
  • Justin De Fratus mopped up with a scoreless eighth.

Final Thoughts

Kyle Kendrick has been brutal recently.

Kendrick has allowed four or more runs in eight of his last 12 starts, and its been a real struggle for him to pitch effectively.

Kendrick is on his way to one of the worst statistical years of his career. He’s already suffered 10 losses, which is just three away from a career-high of 13 that he set just last season, and his ERA is dangerously close to the 5.00’s.

In July alone, Kendrick has an ERA well above 6.00.

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6 Comments for “Notes From The Phillies’ 8-2 Loss To Atlanta”

  1. Time for GM Amaro and get some Prospects
    And Re-build for Future Seasons
    The Braves are loaded with Young Talent
    As are the Marlins and even the Mets when they get some of their young arms back next Season… Phils have very little left in the Tank and with their core Players of Howard, Utley, Rollins, Ruiz, Byrd, Lee, Adams & Papelbon, Kendrick’s on the downside of their Careers
    Time to clean house, play the young guys and see what you have for the a Future

  2. I think it is time for Ruben Amaro to go and dump Howard what ever it may cost or bench him for rest of the season he is just stealing playing time from some young player..I blame Amaro for these problems because he sold all of our decent prospects .I think it will take at least 2 or 3 years to rebuild .So hang in there Phillie fans its going to be a while before the Phillies will be in contention for for the playoffs.

  3. Well, there went Lee’s trade value! 15 Scouts on hand for that batting practice. SMFH……..

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