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Badenhop, Marlins Cruise By Phillies

MarlinswinThe offense: Bad. The pitching: Worse. The result: Ugh. The Phillies barely showed up against the Marlins, losing 6-2 and yet another home series.

Burke Badenhop, making his first start of the season, threw a solid five innings — yet another sinkerball pitcher who looked like Cy Young against the flailing Phillies. The bad numbers: Jimmy Rollins went 0-for-4, Shane Victorino went 0-for-3, Raul Ibanez went 0-for-4. The Phillies failed to bring Ryan Howard home after a double in the fourth inning. Then they failed to score a run with two late-game rallies. Horrendous.

Meanwhile, Brett Myers injured his hip after 5.2 poor innings. He allowed two home runs among seven hits. Clay Condrey pitched a strong 2.1 innings, but Jack Taschner couldn’t keep scoreless in one.

Mostly everything that usually does fail for the Phillies did so against the Marlins, and now the Phils find themselves again in second place, with the Mets making another of their patented runs.

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  1. Pat Gallen, Phils Examiner

    May 27, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Myers thinks the injury might be bad. Let’s hope not, he was getting on a roll.

    Speaking of Roll, J-Roll is ugly right now. Bury him in the order, give him an IV or something. This is getting ridiculous. He’s playing with no passion at all. Bench him if need be.

  2. Desi Relaford

    May 27, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Jimmy Rollins has no marbles. I have been joking about it for a while, but this team really has turned into Major League 2. They have totally forgotten about hard work.

    Ugg, at least they go on the road soon. And only have 10 home games in June.

  3. Keith

    May 27, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    well he’s still a lot better than Desi Relaford lol.

  4. Bruce

    May 28, 2009 at 12:50 am

    I like that line about Desi Relaford, Keith..I got a laugh out of that.

    I read that Myers revealed he had that inflammation problem for a while. Oh,oh. He said it was minor and “powered” through it in his previous starts. however, the pain intensified in tonight’s game. Not good.

    I’m sure speculation will rampant on this site and elsewhere about Myers’ next scheduled start. Can he go in his next start? Will he miss his next start and rest his infamed hip? Is the 15 day DL on the horizon?
    Stay tune…

    I’m not going to dwell on the negatives of tonight’s game. I read enough of it here. I can envision the gloom and doom pessimists on this site whining in unison like a chorus…”the Phillies are just not a good team.” (chuckles)

    Personally, I say deal with it and move on. There is an old baseball adage..”Momentum is tomorrow’s starting pitcher.” Make that the next day (friday) when JA Happ goes to the mound against the bottom feeder team of the NL. The injury riddled Mets had their feast (series sweep) with the Nats and now the Phillies must do the same.

    One final thought. If Myers has to go on DL, I can see the management calling up a pitcher from AAA with major league experience by the name of Kyle Kendrick. 😉

  5. Mike R.

    May 28, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Who can we trade to acquire this Burke Badenhop kid?? great stuff tonight from the Marlins sinkerballer.

  6. Charles

    May 28, 2009 at 3:57 am

    Desi, even better, they only have 9 June home games! However they are all interleague.

  7. Steve-o

    May 28, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Can we just play all our games on the road for the rest of the season? This is getting a bit ridiculous.
    Tough game from Myers, who looked great for the first 3 of the game. Phillies can’t say they didn’t have their chances, as they had so many chances to score not just one run, but multiple runs with one base hit.
    If Myers hits the DL, gotta think they would call up Kendrick or Carpenter? Carrasco just isn’t ready, and Bastardo JUST got the call to AAA.

  8. Woodman

    May 28, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Cody F-ing Ross! Are you kidding me?

  9. Desi Relaford

    May 28, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I don’t know why you guys hate on Desi Relaford so much. Is it just because he could not catch, hit or throw? And he had a bit of a tendency to make errors at the worst possible time. When he played for the Phillies, I thought he was one of the worst players I had ever seen in my life. He somehow lasted for another 7 seasons in the majors and played for 6 more teams.

    The Phils had a few chances to put up some runs early and failed to convert. I have seen that a lot this year. They have not had too many games when they put up some runs early and then just coast from there. Even when they win at home, they are stil frustrating.

  10. Marc H

    May 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    The possibility of Myers making a trip to the DL worries me more than the outcome of last night’s game. In a 162 game marathon, you are going to have some clunkers, even at home in front of the adoring fans.

    Right now, the Phillies offnese at CBP consists of singles and solo homers on mistake pitches. I think that they take a much more disciplined approach on the road and hence, hit much better there. Too many oif them want to wave and bow to the appluase from the big home crowds. Time to get back to basics, boys.

  11. Bruce

    May 28, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I read that Myers will undergo an MRI today. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope it’s nothing serious. If Myers has to go on the 15 day DL, it’s better to do that now than regret losing him later in the season.

    I think If Myers must miss a start, the Phillies could call on Kyle Kendrick, who pitched Wednesday night and has a 4.25 ERA at Class AAA Lehigh Valley. If the worst case scenario has Myers out for a good portion of the season, then Amaro may have to look outside of the organiztion for a trade that won’t cost an arm or a leg and/or a boatload of prospects.

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