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Phillies Blow Out Dodgers

Runs on runs on runs. (PHOTO: AP)

Runs on runs on runs. (PHOTO: AP)

Whew. That was fun. The Phillies put up three runs in each of the first two innings , and kept piling it on en route to a 16-1 thrashing of the Dodgers Friday night. The offensive explosion is the first time this season that the Phillies put up double digit runs in a game. Each Phillie in the starting lineup had a hit, including six with multiple hits (including starting pitcher John Lannan).


Bats. Where to start? The Phillies offense absolutely exploded Friday night. Everyone in the lineup recorded a hit, including John Lannan (who had three!!!) Michael Young, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Delmon Young, Ben Revere, and Lannan all had multiple hits. Delmon Young  had six RBI. Michael Young had four hits, including a home run. John Mayberry Jr. hit a dinger as well. It was like batting practice out in Los Angeles. John McDonald even got a hit in his first plate appearance as a Phillie.  Skip Schumaker ended up pitching for the Dodgers in the ninth, and was the only Dodger “pitcher” to not allow a run.


Who is this guy and what has he done with Delmon Young? He’s been en fuego lately, and he even made a fantastic play in the field tonight. He had six RBI, and had another multiple hit game. This is all after a lot of us fans were calling for his head when he couldn’t buy a hit, made blunders in the field, and had no plate discipline whatsoever. But all of a sudden, he caught fire and in my opinion bought himself a spot on the roster for a good amount of time in the future. And hey, if he produces like this, I’m all for it.


John Lannan and Chris Capuano came into this game in similar situations. They had both spent time on the DL, and were in their third start after being activated. However, Lannan had struggled in his two starts, and Capuano threw nothing but goose eggs in his two starts. But tonight, it was the opposite of what you would suspect, as Lannan had a solid start and Capuano got shelled.


The Phils and Dodgers are back at it tomorrow with Cliff Lee and Hyun-Jin Ryu taking the mound, respectively. I’d say that’s good news for the Phillies.



  1. bacardipr

    June 29, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Crazy game watched up the 7th missed the rest.Hopefully they can save some of that for Clifford’s start.

  2. Brooks

    June 29, 2013 at 3:47 am

    No idea where that came from Dodgers simply look as bad as there record. I think I totaled 31 total bases tonight ?? Perhaps everyone should pee in a jar after this game Away out there

  3. Tracey

    June 29, 2013 at 4:11 am

    The even bigger story of this game is that the bullpen didn’t give up ANY runs. We’ve seen them give up 3, 4, 5 night after night, blowing big leads, and I didn’t think they could give up enough runs to blow this enormous lead, but it’s impressive that they didn’t give up any runs. Now I know that the Dodgers are a crap team this year, but our record isn’t much better than theirs, and we have a history of playing down to the competition.

  4. Rabbi

    June 29, 2013 at 7:34 am

    16 runs….and all without The Big K (my new nickname for Howard). So, Joyner and Hendu have some “drills” for Howard to do. Perhaps they’re trying to drill into his head to stop trying to pull everything. I was watching the SD feed of the game the other night, and Mike Sweeney was talking about the evils of trying to pull everything. I’ve been screaming about this for years regarding Howard (and Rollins, for that matter), and it still IHMO the problem with The Black Hole of Rallies (another nickname for Howard). He shows glimpses of staying back and letting the ball travel in the zone, but as soon as he has some success in doing that, it’s right back to swinging early and flailing away at off-speed pitches. Ugh!

    • Hogey's Role

      June 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      that’s true it seems in his MVP season he hit the ball to all fields and was very successful… since then it looks like he pulls more and can’t stay back enough… hopefully they work on that with him, when he’s hitting the ball to all fields is when he’s going real good…

      On a side note, great game and I hope this turns things around and they keep it going from here on out, maybe ol Johnny McDonald’s presence will turn our season around…

      Here’s to hoping

    • schmenkman

      June 30, 2013 at 1:43 am

      On Howard, it’s true he’s been pulling more this year, but it’s actually the first year that’s been true-2011-12 were essentially the same as 2007. % of balls in play that are pulled, 2006-2013:

      31%, 34%, 32%, 32%, 32%, 35%, 34%, 40%

      Now, even with his recent 0-16, he has still had a good month of June:

      .298/.386/.536 (.922 OPS) – 13th best in NL

  5. Fritz

    June 29, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Didn’t see the game but WOW! Go Phillies.Could we have a right fielder?
    It’s nice to see them firing on all cylinders.

  6. artemis

    June 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

    What is most amusing is that they ran out of pitchers … They had to put in Schumaker. At least that hasn’t happened to us… Now I wonder what would happen if we keep up this marvelous offense for the rest of the season… Stranger things have happened…

    • brooks

      June 29, 2013 at 7:56 am

      My 9 year old says the same thing — “what if??”
      Ain’t gonna happen, just not built for that.
      Ryu vs Lee tonight. I’m thinking a victory for our boys but guys, its gonna be a long time before we see another performance like that from the Demon or 3 hits from our pitcher.. or even old man McDonald – he probably had his hit for the month last night (everybody hits!)
      Nah, Howard plays tonight vs a lefty with a short ERA. 3-1, 4-2 – a win is a win.

  7. bacardipr

    June 29, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I think Sweeney would be an excellent hitting coach. The Phils should look into it.

  8. bacardipr

    June 29, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I had turned the game of at the 7th missed Shumaker pitching.

  9. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    June 29, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I said it the other day: “This team is an enigma.” Now, after 16 runs will the offense take a hiatus or keep rolling? Will the bullpen find its groove or implode? Who knows with this team. Just gotta keep watching and hoping it will click and stay that way. Kudos to Lannan for three hits and great pitching, it was much welcomed.

  10. Lefty

    June 29, 2013 at 9:52 am

    John Lannan was outstanding. The offensive eruption sort of blocked out the fact that Lannan could have just as easily won that game 2-1, just outstanding, and against some good hitters.

    That was big time pitching by him, and as Tracy mentioned above, Aumont and Savery too. If the pen can step up in the second half that would be huge. Speaking of second half, that was the 81st game, the official midpoint of the season.

    Our team ERA is second worst in the NL, we need many more pitching efforts like that.

  11. DavidE

    June 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Not sure what to make of this team. Utley has been great when he has been healthy. Dominic Brown has been sensational at times. Howard has been streaky. Against the Mets and Marlins, he has been very good. Against the rest of the league, he hasn’t been so good. Jimmy Rollins has been okay but his power is way down from past years. I think Kratz would be the choice for everyday catcher if he hadn’t gotten hurt. It’s very simple. Kratz has been a much better hitter this year than Carlos Ruiz when you consider Kratz’s extra base hits. Delmon Young has started to hit on this trip but the jury is still out. Revere has had some great performance but more bad performances. Mayberry has been okay but not great. Laynce Nix had a good April but may as well have taken the last two months off. He has struck out 30 times in 91 official at bats. He has 18 strikeouts in his last 45 at bats. The Phillies may as well bring up someone like Ruf or someone else just to pinch hit.

  12. Andrew from Waldorf

    June 29, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Nice game day thread.

    OK so any time a player has a triple.

    Kick the ball into the stands.

    He gets a double.

    You get 2 bases? He was on second. he should score or minimal get 3rd.

    • DavidE

      June 30, 2013 at 1:54 am

      Revere should have been awarded 3rd base on the ball that Puig booted into the stands. Just looked up Rule 7.05. The runner is awarded 2 bases from where he was if the fielder puts the ball in the stands. Clearly, that ball does not go into the stands without Puig kicking it into the stands by accident. Revere was not on second at the time of the kick so he should have been awarded 2 bases from the last base he had touched which presumably was 1st base.

  13. Andrew from Waldorf

    June 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Any time a ball is bouncing around kick it into the stands.

    It takes triples and inside the park home runs out of the equation.

    Great job by T Moron and the Phillies announcers to just say oh well.

    But let Howard or Rollins hit a ball tot he warning track.

    Then they gave the ball a ride and were so close.

    Then it doesn’t even count as an out. Well it does but they pretend its a homer anyway.

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