2013 Game Recaps

Phillies rally late, but lose second straight to Brewers

The Phillies had an eighth inning rally, but it was not enough to erase a late deficit as they fell 4-3 to the Brewers in the third game of their series in Milwaukee.

The loss puts the team back under .500, and they have now guaranteed themselves a loss in the season series to the Brewers, who are in last place in the N.L. Central.

A couple of failed chances cost the Phils some runs

The sixth inning could have been a huge inning for the Phillies. Kevin Frandsen doubled, and Jimmy Rollins followed with a single, putting runners on second and third with no outs. But Delmon Young struck out, Frandsen was thrown out at home on a fielder’s choice and John Mayberry grounded out to end the inning without a run scoring.

They also had leadoff singles from Michael Young in two innings, but both times failed take advantage. They were 2-for 8 with runners in scoring position in the game.

Brown homers yet again

Brown accounted for all three Phillies' runs. he went 2-for-4 with a homer and 3 RBI.

Brown accounted for all three Phillies’ runs. He went 2-for-4 with a homer and 3 RBI.

It’s almost like you expect it now. Domonic Brown lifted his league leading 19th homer in the game, a solo shot to right field in the second inning of Tom Gorzelanny. Brown has been seeing lefties exceptionally well this year. His OPS against southpaws this season was 1.011 coming into the game, and is even higher now.

He also doubled home two runs in the eighth now has 47 RBI to go along with his 19 homers, which is good for third in the National League. He has 11 home runs in his last 15 games and is batting .433 with 4 homers and 11 RBI in his first eight games in June.

Kendrick pitched well despite rough sixth

The right-hander did suffer the loss but he churned out another quality start and was able to work out of a big jam to keep the game close in the sixth after allowing a couple of runs to star the inning.

Kendrick allowed three runs on eight hits, while walking just one and punching out six Milwaukee batters. Until the sixth inning he had allowed just one run on a solo homer to Jean Segura.

Kendrick now has 10 quality starts in 13 games, and is sitting on a very respectable 3.22 ERA.

Up next…

To split the series the Phils must work through the right-hander Kyle Lohse, who has a 3.12 ERA in 12 career starts against Philadelphia. The Phillies will send Jonathan Pettibone to the hill, who is coming off a start in which he allowed just one earned run in six innings against the Marlins.

20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Chuck A.

    June 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Don’t get me started on Delmon Young. I’m tired and want to go to bed soon and I don’t need to get all wound up again going off about that waste of roster space.

  2. Double Trouble Del

    June 8, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    No disappointment. This team is a marginal .500 ball club. Delmon Young, who I “round-aboutly” defended earlier today was a disgrace in his ABs. No effort at all. Really can’t wait to start bringing up the young kids so we can look like the Marlins for a year or two.

  3. Bart Shart

    June 8, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Where do I buy my playoff tickets?

    • Ken Bland

      June 8, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      I’d recommend Woolworth’s. I popped in there one day as a youth, and they were running a pick a balloon and pop it for your price on a banana split. Balloons SUPPOSEDLY ranged in price from 1 to 39 cents.

      Stay with me now, this is a convincing reason to buy at Woolworth’s.

      The balloon I selected read 38 cents.

      So I figure Woolworth’s, showing good business sense in it’s splits marketing would have a plethora of Pils playoff ducats available at market prices.

      By the way, if that fires you up to purchase Woolworth’s stock, I believe it’s listing is
      (NYSE-DEAD).

      Sometimes people like a choice when they ask a question like that, so they might competitively shop. Perhaps your time is worth more than pursuing Phils playoff tix all over town.

  4. Face Messer-Upper

    June 8, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Delmon Young will start hitting soon and will carry this team. Do not lose faith

  5. Ken Bland

    June 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Phils are pretty close to 4-1-4 in their past month plus of series, so if they lose tomorrow, it’s like their second series loss in a while. Nobody ever said the object was not to lose series, the standard line is win series. Now the Cardinals, who head into Sunday at 9-0-3 in their last 12 series are following the script to a t. They aren’t losing series, and they are winning them. I’d say chances are 60-40 they are in forone of these 102 win type seasons the Phils ran up a couple years ago. And I know better than to flat out predict this, but you can’t help but get the feeling that in their instanve, the league leader in wins doesn’t fall by the wayside at the rate of other best season regular records. But 4-1-4 (that’s close, not guaranteed accurate) is pretty devent for a pretty average ballclub trying to prove it’s more than it is, or play over it’s head if that’s all there is.

  6. Lefty

    June 9, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I got Fox-Blocked again. Thanks for the write up PN, it really helps. Sounds like it’s time for someone else to step up and help Dom Brown. He can’t possibly keep hitting Dom-Bombs at this pace, and someone else has to drive runs in.

  7. bacardipr

    June 9, 2013 at 2:17 am

    More importantly and unfortunate Kratz looks to be hurt. This will make Humberto our starting catcher and Lerud possibly his backup. Chooch is still 2+ weeks away and will probably be rushed and be ineffective. So now we have a AAA caliber catcher and a Double A caliber guy as his backup….Woes is Phillies fan..

    • Lefty

      June 9, 2013 at 10:25 am

      bacardi,
      The good news is that Chooch is due back on the 17th. That’s only a week, but I agree it could be a difficult week.

  8. bacardipr

    June 9, 2013 at 5:32 am

    The only true bonafide proven starter left in the line up is Jimmy and a running on Empty M.Young.

    • hk

      June 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

      What does “true bonafide proven” starter even mean? If Dom Brown’s not one, would you take Dom in the lineup over any “true bonafide proven” starters?

  9. teejvee

    June 9, 2013 at 7:18 am

    On the plus side, that is the longest ball Ben’ 2hopper to the infield’ Revere has hit all year.

    • G7

      June 9, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Nope, Hit one off right center wall in a Sunday game at CBP..I was there, but that should not be his focus.

  10. teejvee

    June 9, 2013 at 8:47 am

    lol- hitting the ball to the outfield is clearly not his focus.

  11. Ryne Duren

    June 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

    We have been, we are, and will be a .500 or sub .500 team all season. Unless they make some changes. We need more consistant offense. Don’t be fooled by a week of scoring 6 + runs and a five game winning streak. Even bad teams have some good weeks. (check Astros).
    First change is get D. young outta here. The rest I don’t even want to speculate cause the needs are too many.

    • G7

      June 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Bring back Hunter!

  12. Manny

    June 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Kratz’s injury is just so damn unlucky. Ugh. Can’t catch a break.

    We need Utley and Chooch back in the lineup asap before we fall off a cliff.

  13. Manny

    June 9, 2013 at 11:11 am

    AND DELMON YOUNG NEEDS TO GO.

  14. Manny

    June 9, 2013 at 11:27 am

    One more thing: Dom’s BABIP is relatively low (at least around his career avg). Makes me happy and hopeful about his future. MORE DOM BOMBS 😀

  15. hogey's role

    June 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

    All I know is you can’t polish a turd and that’s what this team looks like

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