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Lannan Struggles, Phils Lose 6-5



After falling behind three runs, Phillies nearly came back to tie it in the sixth and again in the ninth, but fell short with a 6-5 defeat. John Lannan struggled over the five innings he pitched, scattering 11 hits and allowing four runs. Three of the runs came off a Pedro Alvarez home run in the fifth. Domonic Brown had three hits, including a two run home run that nearly cleared the outfield seats in right field. Delmon Young also had three hits. They were the only Phillies with multiple hits.

Phillippe Aumont struggled in just 1/3 of an innings work, allowing a triple, a HBP and a double before being relieved by Jake Diekman. A wild pitch that allowed a run to score by Diekman would prove to be the deciding factor. Jason Grilli clinched his league-leading 28th save, but not before Domonic Brown launched a two-run home run off him.

The Phils and Pirates square off in a day game tomorrow, and they will wear the new Stars and Stripes caps by New Era. It’ll be a Cole-Hamels matchup and Gerrit Cole will pitch for the Pirates and Cole Hamels will pitch for the Phillies.



  1. Double Trouble Del

    July 3, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Hope Hamels’ head has cleared up.

  2. Robotski

    July 4, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Time to say goodbye to Lannan. Painful to watch him pitch.

    • Mike

      July 4, 2013 at 3:22 am

      Lannan is the 5th starter. That’s what you expect from your 5th starter, mediocrity.

      • Robotski

        July 4, 2013 at 10:03 am

        If it’s mediocrity that is the requirement for a 5th starter, then let’s bring back Joey “Bag O’ Doughnuts” Blanton.

  3. Brooks

    July 4, 2013 at 7:05 am

    I just posted on an Oriole blog – Orioles looking for pitching – offer Manny Machado for Cole Hamels straight up –
    deal or no deal?

    • Chuck A.

      July 4, 2013 at 7:42 am

      THAT is an interesting hypothetical. Machado is gonna be a flat-out stud (if he isn’t already). And just how much of that contract would Peter Angelos be willing to take on?? He’s a rich dude and has spent big before but I can’t see it. As much as I love Cole when he’s the Cole that we expect Machado would solve all sorts of issues.

      Even though I know it won’t ever happen, I guess I’d hafta say “deal”.

    • hk

      July 4, 2013 at 8:27 am

      The Orioles would say no so fast it would make RAJ’s head spin.

    • hk

      July 4, 2013 at 8:33 am

      Machado isn’t even of legal drinking age yet, will make the MLB minimum for a couple more years, is a stud defender and has produced a .320 / .350 / .484 line this year. Why would they trade him for Hamels, who is very good to great, but who is paid accordingly and who is struggling right now?

      • brooks

        July 4, 2013 at 11:40 am

        The fanbase in Birdtown seems to think that Angelos will hedge when it comes to Machado’s contract. We with gray hair know he has spent some lire in the past. Who’s contract do you think is more imposing? A young stud, fast with speed and power (and from what I hear pretty good with the glove too) coming into his own, looking like he is going to break some records (doubles this year perhaps, he already has 38 this year) or Hamels who is tied into a $144 mil?

      • Hogey's Role

        July 4, 2013 at 12:17 pm

        No brainer I make that deal without thinking about it

      • hk

        July 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm


        Machado has no leverage for two more full years. The O’s could keep him for 4 more years then trade him before his last of arbitration eligibility and pay him less than Hamels makes in one season.

    • c. schreiber

      July 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm


  4. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    July 4, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Awesome, awesome. The bullpen has been responsible for seven losses? Instead of speaking out about coaches’ instructions, maybe the tall Frenchman should listen to them down in the minors. He has NOT looked good at all since his call up. Go Phils!

    • Lefty

      July 4, 2013 at 8:38 am

      Agreed, I’ve tried to be patient with both he and Diekman, but it’s really tough. Every pitch is an adventure- where is it going to go when it leaves their hands? I don’t think either of them know for sure.

      • Hogey's Role

        July 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm

        maybe they need a different coaching style to help them, but their command is terrible… sometimes there is effectively wild and others it’s, WATCH OUT!!!

    • George

      July 4, 2013 at 9:04 am

      The Phils don’t just need some new bullpen arms, they need a new bullpen philosophy. They seem to be loaded down with pitchers like Aumont and Diekman: guys with a ton of velocity and absolutely no idea about command. Management talks about “big arms,” but maybe it’s about time they looked at a few slightly smaller arms that actually have repeatable mechanics.

      • hk

        July 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

        Or, maybe they need to use the rest of this seemingly lost season and give the big arms more innings to see if they improve as the sample size increases. Dickman has thrown 35 innings in the big leagues with 44 K’s. I’m not saying he’s the next Craig Kimbrel, but if he can improve his BB% like Kimbrel did with increased time, Diekman can be a valuable bullpen arm.

      • Lefty

        July 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

        hk, Gotta disagree man. Small sample size? It’s highly likely that these young men have been throwing off a mound since at least high school.

        IMO- If they can’t control their pitches by now, it’s not because they haven’t been working on it long enough. Is it possible they aren’t getting as good a coaching job as Kimbrell got? I guess, but I doubt it’s about how much time they’ve put in.

      • c. schreiber

        July 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

        Jamie Moyer is looking for a job

      • hk

        July 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm


        In 2008, Kimbrel walked 15 in 35 1/3 IP.
        In 2009, he walked 45 in 60 IP.
        In 2010, he walked 51 in 76 1/3 IP.
        In 2011, he walked 32 in 77 IP.
        In 2012, he walked 14 in 62 2/3 IP.

        Again, I’m not saying Diekman is Kimbrel, but command and control can both improve with age and experience.

  5. bacardipr

    July 4, 2013 at 8:54 am

    He hasnt look good in the minors neither.

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