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Kendrick Kills Phils in 1st; Pirates Split Series

Kendrick buried them early (AP)

The Phillies keep finding new ways to piss the fans off. In Thursday’s 5-4, finale loss to the Pirates, Kyle Kendrick did them in before their first at bat.


-Sometimes, in baseball, it comes down to one inning. The Phillies were unable to overcome Kyle Kendrick’s awful start. He put them in a 5-0 hole they could not recover from. Unbelievably, he finished seven innings and settled down after the first, but the damage had been done.

-Can the Phillies keep throwing Kendrick out there? They’ve already made moves with Chad Qualls and Joe Savery to show they’re not messing around. Might it happen with Kendrick too?


-With Qualls and Savery being sent down, Jeremy Horst and Brian Sanches saw immediate action as the bullpen was wasted from last night’s loss. The new guys weren’t perfect but they got through without incident and kept the Phillies in it.


-The offense again let the team down. How many wasted opportunities late in games can there be? In the seventh they had a runner in scoring position and let that waste. Hunter Pence then goes yard in the eighth with no one on in front of him. In the ninth, Shane Victorino struck out on an ugly pitch in the dirt and Pence ended the game with a flyout to center. Missed opportunities has been a common storyline this year.

-Chase Utley struck out in his only at bat. Eh, it happens.

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  1. Keith

    June 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Isn’t it time to give Cloyd a chance? He may be a Kendrick copy (low strikeout rate, relying on pounding the lower half of the strike zone), but he has been excellent in AA and AAA this year. he can’t possibly be worse than Kendrick.

  2. Lefty

    June 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    MLBTR has the Phillies shopping Jim Thome.

  3. Jeff

    June 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    this phillies team sucks so bad. they make you not want to watch. why is kendrick still have a job. he is a human waste of garbage. he should pay back all that money we gave him. get rid of him now span. fire charlie. trade utley right now for a pack of newports. send shane away. trade chooch for some talent. tell polly that we moved and do not tell them. better off watching the bad news bears. this team is a bucnh of s, n, w, and now a girl.

  4. Cs

    June 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Kendrick is very expensive to DFA, trading Thome won’t get us a relief pitcher but will allow us to keep mayberry when ryan returns.

  5. Joey Spagna

    June 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    heheheheheheheh This team suuuuuucks. Buttley is now an AL player…DH. Kendrick is a waste of money…Bring back Jason. Damn seson’s over and it’s still Joon.

  6. Jeff

    June 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Just did your mom Joey bag of scum. Let’s go tough guy
    Meet for some bacon and give you the salt

    • Joey "Big Joe" Spagna

      August 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Ya dug up the skeleton and had sex huh? You really must be desperate. I knew you banged your dog, but a skeleton????? You’re too much. Anyway.heheheheheheheheheheheheheeh seasons done. Sellin off all those big names and Rollins is hitting .248

  7. Manny

    June 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Win 2 games in a row… “we’re righting the ship”

    Lose 2 games in a row… “this team sucks”

    Seriously, guys. Breathe in, breathe out.

  8. Andrew from Waldorf

    June 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    The Yankees just lost Petite and CC.

    Maybe a chance to deal Lee or Halladay.

    Dont think they have the prospects to make a Hamels deal make sense.
    Although dealing him there would mean he probably resigns there and hed be far away from the Phillies so couldnt do a lot of damage.

    • Roots

      June 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Shouldn’t you be playing Gameboy, or something?

      • George

        June 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        You can’t believe you’re witty playing gameboy, although I suppose you CAN still be delusional.

  9. SavannahPhilliesPhan

    June 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    You guys are so depressing!!! I know they stink right now, but there are some bright spots on the team….Rollins is hitting better and Chase is back. I think the Bullpen was a big reason why we lost so many games. These last 2 guys that came up from triple A did a good job for the first time out. We are where we are at this point, we cant get much worse…so let’s be more positive! Go Phillies, Go Chase!!!

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