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Moyer’s Gem Can’t Make Up for Bats

There aren’t too many complaints about the Phillies’ pitching of late.   The starting pitchers and bullpen have dazzled hitters over the past couple of weeks.  Jamie Moyer continued his success against the Florida Marlins, but unfortunately wasn’t perfect.

Moyer limited the Marlins to just one run on four hits over six innings of work.  He struck out two.

The lone run came off the bat of Ronnie Paulino, who singled on a ground ball to right field, bringing in Hanley Ramirez.  The sixth inning run broke the tie, but the Phillies were never able to produce runs offensively.

Anibal Sanchez limited the Phillies to just three hits over 6.2 innings.  He struck out seven.  The Phillies did not have any luck against the Florida bullpen either.

The Phillies left eight men on base, and were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.  The 1-0 loss makes it the fifth time the Phillies have been shutout in the last eight games.

The Phillies managed to take two out of three from the Marlins, but they are still lost offensively.  The Phillies despertely need to find their bats.



  1. mnjam

    May 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Why isn’t Werth up there with a Jeltz. He had chances to drive in a run and struck out every time, waving at balls and looking at strikes.

  2. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    These Phillies ARE NOT offensive powerhouses. They are offensive, period, when it comes to hitting and scoring runs.

  3. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    The Phils will welcome the Braves to first place in the NL EAST this week and WILL NOT win the division. They are DONE. Howard’s contract has killed this team. Bid farewell to Ruben Amaro, Jr. Singlehandedly he has defiled Philadelphia.

  4. Bruce

    May 30, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Bart Shart go away. You’re all gloom and doom with your knee-jerk reaction to every loss. 49 games into the season and you act like it’s all over. I can’t stand fairweather “fans” who don’t understand that ALL teams go through peaks and valleys of a marathon season.

  5. Andrew Philipps

    May 30, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Very negative Mr. Shart. The Phillies still have the best lineup in the NL and they haven’t had their leadoff hitter all season. Thats why stolen bases are down. You’re calling for the head of the GM who traded for the guy that threw a perfect game yesterday. Relax, the talent is there and the bats will come alive. It’s a long season.

  6. Dipsy

    May 30, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    You despertly need a spell checker

  7. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Sorry to have offended your delicate souls. Wake up and smell the dandelions.

  8. Repeat!

    May 30, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Don’t be so hard on Bart. If anyone of us had walked in on our wife having an org* with 4 albino midgets, all wearing Yankee caps, we’d be in a bad mood too. She’s still not returning your there calls Bart??

  9. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Repeat..!!! How did you know?? You must have been one of those albino midgets, you devil !!!

  10. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    The halcyon days for the Philadelphia Phillies are over… Ryan Howard WILL NOT hit 30 homers this year and you will see rapid decline. Jason Werth will leave town at the end of the year. Jimmy Rollins will never be the same and will be haunted by calf injuries for the rest of his career. Halladay will continue to be great. Even Jamie Moyer will seek to escape to a contender next year. Lidge is done. But we will all have our memories of the 2008 and 2009 Phillies to cherish. They will fall into the cellar as quickly as the 1993 Phils and all of our money will be tied up in contracts….no room to maneuver.

    And we will be swept by the Braves this week, scoring less than two runs per game. Count on it. We are cooked.

  11. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I love this blog. It takes a load off my shoulders. I hope the truth does not hurt you die-hards.

  12. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Well, off to another party. Love talking Phillies baseball.

  13. George

    May 30, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Is Ben Shart God, or something? He certainly claims to know the truth. We should be honored that He’s blessed this blog with His omnipotence. And not only that, He’s done it seven times! Maybe He’s creating another universe. No, wait! If that were the case, He would have rested after six posts.

  14. The Real Jeff

    May 30, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I have always said never to sign Ryan to a long term deal. His power will decline at some point. I would of looked to trade him after this season. I cant believe our offense is not hitting. Shocked. I would bring up Brown and get rid of Ibanez. What a waste he has become. Maybe brown will give them a surge. This team needs to wake up. The braves are playing very well. The mets are still the worst team in the division.

  15. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    George, thank you for recognizing your good fortune. You are honored to have me speak with you and you are wise to recognize that I do indeed know the truth. I do undertand your ambivalance as to whether to scorn me or worship me. I suggest neither. Simply continue your devotion to a team that is in deep trouble. They need fans and need to be greeted after they come home after an enormous losing streak. Sooner than you think, this team will be below 500. It is a shame and somewhat of a tragedy. Hey, but it is nothing like the BP oil disaster off the shores of Louisiana. Moreover, keep this excellent blog alive with your participation

  16. Brooks

    May 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Yes, Werth needs to check the bench for splinter safety reasoning.
    For a few days at that. Why not bring up Domonic Brown or even Mayberry for that matter? We just need to shake some things up and our Jayson is hurting badly – he needs to sit and rest, perhaps get restless…

  17. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    The two successive knuckleballers put a real tailspin on our offense. We need to come out of it soon. Thank goodness Phil Niekro or Charlie Hough were not pitching against us.

  18. Chuck

    May 30, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Are you sure your name actually isn’t Bart Fart?

  19. Blaise

    May 30, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I say we trade Halladay, Hamels, Utley, Rollins, Howard, Victorino, Werth, Ruiz and Polanco because clearly they are all awful baseball players that will ensure that this team goes under .500.

    I mean look at them. None of them have any track record. No All Stars, MVPs, Silver Sluggers, Gold Glovers, etc.

    Just a bunch of losers on the same baseball team.

    Bring on the offensive masters that are the “Atlanta Braves” AKA 2010 World Champs of 2nd place. Surely we will get swept again. Hopefully that Hamels bum doesn’t pitch this series or we are so toast.

  20. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Chuckie boy !!! I know my name. Are you trying to be funny? HA HA HA

  21. Bart Shart

    May 30, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Chuck…..Is your name Schmuck??

  22. Brooks

    May 31, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Awe Chuck we were hearing less from the child fart until you egged him on – now she gets the attention she so longs for…

  23. Tracey

    May 31, 2010 at 6:21 am

    To anybody who thinks the Phils are dead: I recommend that you look back through the comments on this blog last year, every time the Phils lost a few games. “We’re doomed, we’re dead, we stink,” etc, etc. Been there, heard that, laughed at you before, and laughing at you now.

  24. Chuck

    May 31, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Funny you should say that, Tracey….because I always remembered you as one of the complainers on here….at least it kind of seemed that way. Nice to see you have a positive attitude about this current situation!

    While EXTREMELY frustrating, the Phillies will be J U S T fine. When this team snaps out of this…..WATCH OUT!! Because they are gonna go on a tear like we have probably never seen before.

    I STILL say the Phils win the division by AT LEAST 5 games.

  25. Bob Myers

    May 31, 2010 at 7:34 am

    The talent is there, and so is the chemistry and the class. Take Halladay giving Chooch the credit and referencing being helped by Jamie Moyer. That’s class, and that’s chemistry. This is an incredible team, and they will play a long stretch of games above their abilities just like right now the offense is playing beneath their capabilities.

    All the way to the World Series in 2010. No doubt about it, the best team in the National League!

  26. mikemike

    May 31, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Everyone goes through slumps, but from the beginning. I said atlanta was going to overtake them , and now with that pitching staff and heyward they will overtake the phillies, injuries on both clubs so thats not a excuse. hey it was a good run. time to retool, ibanez replaced by brown is a start.

  27. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 31, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Seriously…Bart Shart, really you have to be joking, because clearly you couldnt be that enormously STUPID and NOT be a Mets fan…Please tell the REAL PHANS on here you are either really a troll, or just stupid. “WILL NOT win the division” and especially “Bid farewell to Ruben Amaro, Jr. Singlehandedly he has defiled Philadelphia”. Ok first things first, maybe the Phillies wont win the division, it is NEVER a guarantee. I mean, if they lose the division this year the Phillies can never win again right? I mean its not like the Phillies won the WS in 1980 only won the NL East in 1981, then MISSED the playoffs 1982, and then went back to the World Series in 1983. I mean, its completely impossible to have a down year, miss the playoffs, then come back again the next season…And you might want to check your facts, sorry I mean opinion, because you havent pointed out one single FACT yet. “we will all have our memories of the 2008 and 2009 Phillies to cherish. They will fall into the cellar as quickly as the 1993 Phils”…Um, Ths 1993 Phillies did NOT, let me say this again, did NOT win the NL East in consecutive years, much less the NL in consecutive years, or even win a WS. So your assumption that “They will fall into the cellar as quickly as the 1993 Phils” is clearly moronic. You are right about one thing, RAJ is horrible. I mean how dare him trade to get Roy “Doc” Halladay. I mean he is over 30, washed up, cant pitch at all. How dare him throw a perfect game in 115 pitches. I mean if he was really a decent pitcher, he would have thrown 81 pitches, ALL strikes, with 27 strike outs. We need to get rid of him. Same goes for 2009. RAJ was a COMPLETE bonehead to “settle” for Cliff Lee. He clearly sucked for the Phillies in 2009. If he was halfway decent he would have single handedly won the WS. Your right, time to throw in the towel, because even IF somehow the Phillies fall below .500, no team in the history of the sport has EVER been below .500 and still win their division. again, DUH.

  28. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 31, 2010 at 9:27 am

    ok seriously, I am so tired of wondering if this team is going to score a single run in a game. Something needs to happen. The patience at the plate, or therefore lack of is even more annoying. The question is who is the moron, Perlozzo for giving them the swing at anything sign, or Milt Thompson the batting coach? It is NOT time to throw in the towel. Its annoying yes, but the Phillies have NEVER been in the 1st place wire to wire. They have always dropped in and out. Do you really think the Phillies will fall below .500? if so, MAYBE for a game or two, but I still doubt. Chances are, the team will snap out of it, and score MASSIVE amounts of runs. It could be as easy as ONE single Home Run. The real question right now is NOT how deep the Phillies will go in the Playoffs, NOT will they win the division, it is WHEN will this team snap out of it, and beat teams senseless. John Kruk is 100% correct and says this team DOES THIS EVERY YEAR! Not get shut out 5 out of 8 games, but will look HORRIBLE for a period of time, then for several weeks, look like the best team in Baseball. I will get concerned if the Phillies are 7 games back with 2 weeks left, because I doubt the Braves will blow a 7 game lead like the Mets did, and I doubt the Mets will finish atop or even 2nd in the division. RELAX. Its annoying, thats all.

  29. George

    May 31, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I agree Brian Sr. of CO. It is annoying; not only because the team tanks like this from time to time, but because the slumps always bring the whiners and doomsayers out of the woodwork.

    I look at it this way: for a few weeks at the beginning of the season, this offense played way above expectations. Right now, they’re playing way below. Things do average out, so this won’t last forever, much as the eight runs per game in early April didn’t last, either.

    I do think that right now, everyone is pressing too much, probably due to not having some key players available (Rollins and Polanco). Everyone else is trying too hard to compensate for a weak-hitting infield. Polanco will return very soon, and Rollins soon after, at least supposedly. They’re maybe not the “new blood” everyone wants, but they are certainly different blood, and will help build back team confidence, and hopefully, fan confidence.

    Everyone, too, seems to want to dump Ibanez, but he’s one of the few Phils who has actually gotten some hits during this slump.

    Let’s calm down and give these players a little more time before we start calling for drastic changes.

  30. Bart Shart

    May 31, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Sounds to me like a lot of bloggers are scared shartless, and for real good reason. The Phils will lose first place today. It’s a sure bet.

  31. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 31, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Agreed George, but every MUST complain. No one is seeing Ibanez finally getting hits, because most of the time, he is getting hits with no one on, except for the triple the other day. It was only a month ago that said Burrell should be re-signed, or never should have left. I like Burrell and all, but uh, do people no realize he is no faster than Ibanez, and has a batting average of around .216 the ENTIRE time with the Rays, as a pretty consistant DH? Not EVERY game, but pretty consistant. So since he sucks, people stopped talking about him. Not to mention, Werth. Some people are even talking about trading him…HUH? I am just as annoued and pissed as the next PHan, but chill.

  32. Brian Sr. of CO

    May 31, 2010 at 10:04 am

    That one was easy to figure out, the complete MORON is a Braves fan. Dont know why I didnt figure it out before.

  33. Betasigmadeltashag

    May 31, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Atlanta will be a tough pitching staff to break out of this offensive funk but IMO may do it today. I really think this team misses JRoll a lot 1 reason is I think chase needs a day off but no one to rest him also polly needs to get back in the 2hole

  34. Chuck

    May 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Well, Bart Shart…..this is one blogger that is NOT scared at all. I am going to really love reading all the posts on here when the Phillies end up winning the division by 5 games.

  35. teejvee

    May 31, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    The following Phillies position players don’t suck.

    Ross Gload and Will Valdez.
    that is all.

    thank you .

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