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Notes From The Phillies’ 5-2 Loss To Cincinnati

The Philadelphia Phillies lost the first game of their series with the Reds 5-2. Their record drops to 16-30.

On The Mound

  • Aaron Nola was hit around for five runs on six hits and two walks over six innings.
  • Nola gave up two runs in the first, one in the second, and two more in the sixth. He allowed two homers.
  • Mark Leiter took over in the seventh and pitched two scoreless.
  • Joely Rodriguez mopped up with a scoreless ninth.

At The Plate

  • The offense scored just two runs on three hits.
  • Odubel Herrera hit out of the leadoff spot for the first time all season, and went 1-4 with a double.
  • Andres Blanco started at second to give Cesar Hernandez a day off, and went 1-2 with a single and two walks.
  • Aaron Altherr went 1-3 with a double and drove in one of the team’s runs.
  • Tommy Joseph went 0-4 out of the cleanup spot.
  • Michael Saunders went 0-4 and drove in a run.
  • Maikel Franco turned in an 0-4 effort.
  • Cameron Rupp went 0-3 with a walk.
  • Freddy Galvis went 0-3.

Final Thoughts

So much for Aaron Nola building off of his strong outing last Sunday.

With a mediocre showing, Nola disappointed many who were hoping to see some kind of consistent bright spot begin to develop on this dreadful team.

The offense has now scored two runs or less in six straight games. What’s even worse is the hitters aren’t even getting on base. There have been a number of games in the last week and a half where the lineup failed to so much as generate five hits.

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1 Comment for “Notes From The Phillies’ 5-2 Loss To Cincinnati”

  1. Wow, these Phillies are worse off than I imagined…
    Even in very weak NL East (Weakest Division in Baseball from Top to Bottom)
    I thought the Phillies could hang in there with close to a .500 Record…
    What was I thinking.. Anyone know th Phiilies Record vsoutside NL East Opponenets? it’s pretty damn bad
    This Franchise is 3-4 Years from competing , they have no Starting Pitching that is above a #4 or #5 Spot in most MLB Rotations (Hellickson would be a #3).. Their Bullpen is a mess and overused since their Starters can’t get thru any lineup 3 Times and get shelled in the 5th/6th Inning
    Position Players Herrera and Franco still have not proven that they are everyday Players.. OF Altherr, 2B Hernandez & 1B T Joseph (after a real slow Start) have been the most consistent of the Younger Players and the Catcher Platooning has seemed to help C Rupp improve his offensive production
    We’ll see what happens now that the Weather is warming up, but the Pitching has been a major disappointment and some changes need to be made and quite possibly with the Pitching Coach… These Starters need to develop a 3rd & even 4th Pitch to be effective as a Starter.. these young Pitchers seem to be relying on 2 Pitches and then get tagged when attempting to get thru any MLB line-up for the 3rd Time .. Lots of Work to be done and many of these Young Players are simply not as good as we thought..

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