On The Mound
- Aaron Nola didn’t have his best stuff, but still turned in a pretty good outing, allowing two runs over six innings of work.
- Nola gave up seven hit and two walks, and struck out seven.
- Pat Neshek kept the game tied while striking out the side in the seventh.
- Joaquin Benoit refuses to establish any kind of trade value, blowing tonight’s game by allowing a solo homer in the eighth.
At The Plate
- The offense managed just two runs on just four hits.
- Ty Kelly started at second, went 0-2, and drove in the team’s first run with a sacrifice fly.
- Odubel Herrera went 2-4 with a double and a solo homer in the seventh.
- Cameron Rupp went 1-3 with a double.
- Nick Williams went 1-3 with a single.
- Daniel Nava went 0-3 with a walk, starting in left for the injured Aaron Altherr.
- Freddy Galvis went 0-3 with a walk.
- Maikel Franco, predictably, followed up his 4-5 night with a miserable 0-4 effort.
- Tommy Joseph also turned in another 0-4.
Sixty losses. Its amazing that the Phillies are so bad that they can’t even manage an average of 10 wins per month.
Aaron Nola continues to pitch well, but the offense remains lousy. Yesterday, I wrote that Maikel Franco has had a nasty habit of following up his rare productive games with flurries of 0-4 games.
Sure enough, on the heels of a 4-5 game on Friday, Franco returned and suffered another 0-4. Expect more of the same in tomorrow’s game.