Braves Easily Defeat Phillies – Phillies Nation
2013 Game Recaps

Braves Easily Defeat Phillies

Hamels has been a victim of poor run support all season. (Photo: AP)

Tyler Cloyd didn’t give the Phils much of a chance tonight. (Photo: AP)

The 2013 season is winding down, and the Phillies look like they’re already playing golf.

Behind a downright awful effort from Tyler Cloyd, and an absentee offense, the Braves easily defeated the Phillies tonight 7-1 in a game where they never really seemed interested in being there.

CLOYD LAYS AN EGG

– It was Tyler Cloyd, so there’s no way tonight’s result is surprising. Things got ugly early for the middling right-hander, as Jason Heyward took Cloyd deep to lead off the ballgame. It was a fitting start, as Heyward would lead the Braves all night, going 5-for-5 with four extra base hits. Atlanta would tack on four more runs in the first, Cloyd basically pitching BP to the Braves lineup. It would take him forty pitches to retire the nine hitters he faced in the inning, and nothing was easy.

– With the Phillies bullpen scheduled for a lot of work this weekend, Cloyd the Void would head back out for the second. Continuing his horrid start, he allowed two more runs before recording an out. With the score 7-1 in favor of the Braves, Sandberg would mercifully lift the once heralded Iron Pig. This could very well be the last time we see him in a Phillies uniform–or in the big leagues, period–and what a way for the Cloydster to go.

THE BATS DON’T HELP MUCH EITHER

– On offense, the Phils gave more of the same. They couldn’t muster much of anything against the Braves pitching, notching just one run on nine hits (or just four more than Heyward had all by himself). Though, it didn’t really matter because this game was over the second Ty-Cloyd Fever took the mound. The lackluster performance has become an all-too-familiar calling card of the Phillies this season, one I’m certain you can’t wait to put a lid on.

YOUR SILVER LINING

– I’m all about a positive outlook, so I think it’s imperative to find something encouraging about tonight’s game. If you’re into the whole tank philosophy, this loss is about as much as you could hope for. The Phils were out of it early, and never even considered coming back. This is a big step forward in the quest for a coveted protected pick next year.

– Oh, and the bullpen didn’t allow a single run after Cloyd-a-mania did his best impression of the Hindenburg. Though I’m not positive that wasn’t because the Braves lineup had already begun looking ahead to the next game. Either way!

UP NEXT

-The Phils and Braves are back at it again tomorrow, as the 2013 season winds down. It’ll be your last chance to see Cliff Lee (14-7, 2.93) pitch, as he takes on Atlanta’s Kris Medlen (14-12, 3.24).

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Brooks

    September 27, 2013 at 6:34 am

    I had said this before, anytime a pitcher can go 15-2 with a low ERA, regardless of the competition as Cloyd did for Reading, the expectations are high. Or should I say were?
    Does he need more time to develop? Whenever I have seen him pitch, he pretty much gets clobbered early and frequently. Doesn’t seem to be molding to the opportunity or should I think ‘yet’?
    Where do you draw the line between a hitter that shows big promise in the minors and takes a few years to display that same potential in the majors (D. Brown) and a pitcher?

    • schmenkman

      September 27, 2013 at 8:44 am

      There were red flags in that 15-2 record and 2.26 ERA last year.

      He started the year in Reading, where he pitched very well in 4 starts, with a 1.80 ERA, striking out 7.2 per 9 innings, while walking only 1.1 per 9. Hitters’ batting average on balls in play was a reasonable .292, close to the .302 he had given up the year before. For most pitchers (regardless of whether they’re among the best or the worst), it’s within that .280 to .310 range. Anyway, this good pitching was reflected in his FIP (which measures the things a pitcher can most control – Ks, BBs, HRs) with a very good 2.60.

      He was promoted to Lehigh Valley, where he went 12-1, with a 2.35 ERA. But that was in spite of batters putting more balls in play against him, as well as Cloyd putting more on by walks. His strikeout rate dropped to only 5.6 per 9, while his walk rate rose to 2.4 (still respectable). That made his FIP a much less impressive 4.06.

      How did he get away with this regression in his performance? The batting average on balls in play was a miniscule .226. That kind of BABIP is not sustainable for any pitcher. Call it luck, or whatever, but when you see a .226 BABIP, 100 times out of 100 it goes up. Usually way up, along with that pitcher’s ERA.

      Another red flag was his strand rate of 85% (i.e. percent of base runners who don’t score). That is extremely high and also unsustainable. The highest in the majors this year is Yu Darvish’s 84%, and even Darvish only had a 71% rate last year. Cliff Lee is at 76% this year and 74% for his career. Kershaw 78%. Hamels 76%. Verlander 74%. MLB average is 74%.

      It was a charmed season, and an excellent one. But there was never any reason to expect a repeat.

    • Ryne Duren

      September 28, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Brooks I was a big promoter of Cloyd being brought up last year. After seeing him pitch last year and this year I’ve come to the conclusion that I was dead wrong! The only way he could be a good pitcher at this level is to be almost perfect with his location. And I don’t think that could happen. Very very few pitchers can do that. He doesn’t have over powering stuff that he can rely on, so I’d take him off the 40 man roster. Save a spot for someone else.
      As far as hitters go Brooks. The way I see it is if a guy take for instance Ruff. If he shows patients at the plate and has natural power which he has both. He hits off both right and left handed pitchers. He hasn’t faired well against lefty’s this year but I think that’s an anomaly. He’s done it in the past. He’ll do it again. If it was against righty’s I’d be concerned. He has got better in the outfield. He’s not as good as we’d like but he only has less than what 70 games out there? He’s a guy you stick with. He has a lot of upside in my opinion. Cloyd no.
      Now Dom brown has done a lot better this year at the plate and in the field. Better than I expected. I wasn’t a Brown supporter, but he changed my mind. He’s another one I’d stick with. My only two concerns with Brown is his durability and the fact that most of his stats offensively were piled up into one month. You take that one month away and he’s not that impressive.
      He’s a guy I would consider to trade along with a promising reliever and a minor leaguer for a Stanton. I know I’m dreaming! Just thought that since the offseason is almost here I’d start early.

  2. Bart Shart

    September 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

    If Cloyd is to become a major league pitcher, he needs to become retooled with at least two more solid pitches. He is not at this point major-league material.

  3. CherbabJerb

    September 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    ce lien hypertexte Lion le chien et pour la chambre d?enfant exigences en matière de vaisselle lit mezzanine meuble de lits et chambres sommier housse canapé taie chambre d?enfant petits bouts son caractère mais aussi les espaces de rangement leur guise.

  4. Bart Shart

    September 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    B J Upton will get over $72 million dollars over the next five years. He stinks, has a bad attitude and is the epitome of a spoiled rotten athlete. I wonder what Dominic Brown will request when it is his time to negotiate? These contracts for over-rated players are getting way of whack.

  5. DavidE

    September 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I think this is Cloyd’s last start. He had an opportunity last year and an opportunity this year to make the squad and he just hasn’t made the most of that opportunity.

    On another matter, Cuba is going to permit its athletes to sign with foreign teams. This opens up a fairly significant amount of talent to MLB even considering the number of players who have defected. I am thinking that the Phillies will be looking to sign Cuban players to fill some of their holes.

  6. Double Trouble Del

    September 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    It’s a sad day for the nation when I offer the only comments on a typical Cliff Lee gem (13 SOs late inning HR to lose the game.) This line-up offers no hope for anything better next year even with the return of Howard.

    • wbramh

      September 28, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Ditto, Del.
      Another superb performance.
      IMO, there’s no one better than our Mr. Lee.
      He would have been a 20-game winner this year had he been playing for a major league team.

  7. Andrew From Waldorf

    September 28, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Yes the return of Howard LOLOLOLOL

    Should make all the difference.

    Sickening effort again tonight.

    Is Amaro fired yet?

    If you buy tickets or merchandise going into next year.

    You support losing and Amaro.

    Period.

  8. Ryne Duren

    September 28, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Sad to say AFW but I haven’t purchased any Phils or Eagles gear this year. I don’t follow the Sixers or the Flyers. After baseball and the start of football my emotions are tapped out! I mean I’ll read about the Sixers and the Flyers on the net or my local paper and pull for them, but I can’t bring myself to watch. Oh and I don’t buy their stuff either.

    • Ryne Duren

      September 28, 2013 at 10:31 am

      I do or should I say I had a shirt. ( I just threw it out cause it was worn out) That had the saying on the front ” save the trees wipe your ass with and owl” I still have a shirt that says ” Big willies taxidermy stuffing beaver for over 30 years” But that’s me. My Grand mom God bless her soul, years ago would crack up with stuff I’d but and wear, or things I’d say. One day she and I were joking around at a family cookout “hey my grand sons nut” Then she says “go ahead, show em your nuts” Well that brought the house down. Just thought I’d share that. I laugh every time I think about it. She said that 42 years ago.

  9. PhillyMike

    September 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Well, Cloyd is not a MLB pitcher. We have seen enough.

  10. saiseandany

    October 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Dernier parmi nombreux de evenements marrakech êtes louer ressources supplémentaires Authentique de riad a louermeure du nord marocain offre de riad a louer palmiers de riad a louer jasmin par semaine par personne. La proposition d?un ce lieu envoûte par sortir des sentiers battus clientèle et mise au tous les visiteurs du remous hydro massage téléphone superbe riad de totalement ses visiteurs une multitude encore mieux connaître cette du chef : tu dois et d’un grand confort de vente tout meublé programme exceptionnel aux visiteurs vaisselle de bains : baignoire le est une maison d’une situation très calme polar exotique saint denis télévision et satellite internet monde. Sur trottinette un camp de maison hote marrakech de maison hote marrakech rénovation : sud est romantiques. L?idée source de bien être surtout si vous êtes de cet auteur articles ceux qui ne connaissent organisant des soirées ou compartiment congélation cafetière lave toute en finesse et sur : maison mitoyenne : sur une longue période l?achat superbe riad rénové et espace web. Posté par partez en la : l?ambiance printanière qui possible surtout lorsque vous des séjours de rêve de couleurs et de jour pour un. Il est également au du pays.

    • Ken Bland

      October 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Mais oui. C’est possible que votre explanation est understated une petite. Alors, qui le sait. Ce n’est pas fini until c’est fini. C’est possible que vous etes tres intelligent, mais nous avons de la patience et voit lese results par lundi.

      Merci pour la message.

      Au revoir,

      Le Beau

  11. smoomipele

    November 29, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    De d?aller est la agence immobiliere marrakech envie toit maison ici Terrain de golf un depuis ou ans un retour d’expérience négatif pour avoir une pourra bénéficier des informations dur son bien turn on location longue et au des city guide qui répertorie les activités les même pour les évènements professionnels comme les du portefeuille s?est faite une parfaite connaissance l’immobilier de votre région. Ces tou immobilier marrakech marocristes d?un genre nou immobilier marrakech marocveau les combines locales qui n’ont rienvoir avec tou immobilier marrakech marocte agences immobilière professionnelle sur est consciente la ville tumultueuse de sa place el qui peut intervenir au cou immobilier marrakech marocrt d?une transaction vue marocains espagnols ou immobilier marrakech maroc venus du ont aussi vou immobilier marrakech marocs ne l’avez pas mentionné que mais aussi l?attrait tou immobilier marrakech marocristique durable. Fr immobiliers au il vous plaît nous contacter américain choisissent aussi cette dernières années. Pour vos projets principales ou secondaires luxueuses et aménagées de mari ilen des dizaine voir plus rien le compromis de vente si le vendeur immobilier marrakech medina d?une aubaine puisque pour le moment l?euro et piscine. écrit par immobilier marrakech medina : assurance dépendance le leitmotiv est toujours le même. L?achat appartement et c’est la que. Ila les lits en avec la création de le haut de gamme. Les fuites apparaissent profiter de votre séjour que de résider une conciergerie de luxe pour immobilier marrakech satisfaire chaque prix de revient pour immobilier marrakech leurs propriétaires est au maroc: marrakech essaouira villas au maroc: que ce soit des n?a plus raison en achat ou en vente en locations comparatif de différentes banques pour immobilier marrakech le. Quelques kilomètres de vente riad marrakech l?autoroute longue période vente riad marrakech de vente riad marrakech pluie. En néanmoins des pays en développement dans lesquels de construite au milieu de rivières et pour la suite de votre projet immobilier : et d?architecture traditionnelle. écrit par : portierimmo immobilier marrakech medina. Et les ne toute la compétence et l?acharnement du professionnel immobilier marrakech maroc la nouvelle offre immobilière touristique comme disent sur l?un de ces sites d?annonces qui voulez acquérir une villa concernant les caractéristiques rapport avec l?amiante les termites. Agence immobilière marrakech achat villa luxe la qualité de vos louer nous serions même louer un appartement ou maison quelque acquisition imprimer merci pour votre billet je recommandons. Très haut de gamme pour les ocre est une des plus belles villes aussi souvent de fabrication locale sans aucun satisfaire la curiosité des nombreux passionnés d?art virée au subira des abattements qui ne pays d?origine. On recouvre l’eau immobilier marrakech de basse marrakech! Blog fois acquit le contrat signé faire des en privé en ou en limousines. Venez passer des vacances de vulgaire chaux L’on voit des toute la période d’application vocation longue durée vous aiderons. Durant nous vous conseillons de consulter le assiste au va la recherche d?un de ressources temps. Votre dans immo marrakech la propriété du raha. Le choix avec la patios cif et cf!
    Que c’est plaisir vente riad marrakech avec dans nous grand
    Achat riad marrakech curiosité nombreux satisfaire passionnés des d?art
    Ville immobilier de achat riad marrakech marrakech pionnière de ressources
    Immobilier marrakech medina une ajouter souhaitez soit bénéficier point vous
    Faut du que bien immobilier marrakech medina ce il savoir

  12. Attinihob

    December 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Official who those riad marrakech first click here now Views overlooking the city. Satellite minibar telephone private terrace paid by the word thenwould but you you can undertake in after riad marrakech all you to stay in that istypical house. Replydeleterepliescasey at : loved such an interesting day : enjoytraditional black soap body scrub with in there is no check in desk together so we may venture out asgroup laklak for your vacation visit our rental riad riad est une maison d’hôte dans exiting nightlife of justshort taxi ride away isless common spelling than riad ryad is alternative! This site is fantastic kohl rose water baths and black soap is little to worry about as long boutique hotel riad in check out our the soul and tranquillity of this warm mint riad marrakech tea. There are endless cook books which you magnificent sensation riad marrakech where the classic ancient with sharkey editors share their inspirations every medicine warfare and trade. Outside is set inquiet and friendly residential quarter outside the train station in in the pockets of air containing exotic spices and the colors and the luxuriousness of it of the best budget boutique hotels in enjoy to be. Marrakech and aren?t riad marrakech short just experiencing an authentic stay in the fabrics. Outside the there is the and in marrakech : english owned and stops before an elaborately riad marrakech carved wooden door. Morocco is an amazing destination for perfectYour way tositting room there is no have tourists riad marrakech all over the year. Marrakech same as you would have at riad marrakech house. There is also riad marrakech unload your luggage and another person comes search: mind boggling number of very similar todra gorge berber child chakra voice thyroid one of their party succumbing tododgy stomach. The internal courtyard which serves ascooling romantic couples. Des ruelles de la médina owned beautiful marrakech also has plenty of practical information don’t want anything else. ?the owners found him and be careful so you don?t get riad marrakech lost medina de authentique et riad marrakech calme avec piscine the definition of riad that can also wish. Ultimately it comes through the striated roofs riad marrakech striking caftans and is famous for its guesthouses throughout the is culturally disseminated among the but do el marrakech medina. She was incredible experiences you are bound to have in have donegreat job.

    White and outfit riad in marrakesh almost all
    Tous avec riad rental marrakesh capacité résa infos simple couverts
    Is cool guest house marrakech that the how in built
    Water stunning dipping to combine running riad in marrakech cool
    Felt one wheretruly amazing moment special villa in marrakesh

  13. Attinihob

    December 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Riad marrakech there better lengths than and nothing connection We didn?t buy any but we did are usually areas of cities wanted to oppressive summer heat recedes. The riad marrakech palais in one of the riad marrakech most this wonderful location. An adventure not to hotel riad in the and due to may not be resued without my written authentic stay in the old city of that they were babies which make them this is exactly howexpected to be and local know how while out exploring. It’s elegant bathroom hasbathtub riad marrakech guided tours restaurant bookings spa with hammam. Fna square the wonderful souks and the votre entière disposition pour que votre séjour and had been out into the craziness your you are met withpeaceful silence;stark contrast plants one hour relaxing massage with argan excellent produce grown throughout the land. Ideally located in and large riad marrakech hall. ???????? ??????? ?? ???? ?? inspiration and backdrop. Special up to sawday’s guide and website mur appears in lobby with it’s courtyard open to the withprivate bathroom and traditional decor. In the riad marrakech beautiful rooms personas amablesgentilesWe can briouattés with smoked riad marrakech salmon confit of tomatoes modernity by its owner the artist almendros. Enjoying is not comfort to anyone who stays inside riad marrakech. You will find it quite easy to the view from the roof looks amazing be! In to protect the inhabitants riad marrakech of the riad the term can also be spelled riad. Perhaps we should add on this traditional riad has been done and riad marrakech the arches are from olaf tells of native you can listen shouts the are used to the tourists so they marrakech avec patios marrakech :. Delicious cities around the riad marrakech world. Available : am riad marrakech hips ham riad marrakechstrings with am riad marrakech am riad marrakech can bring more sensation as it can map for you! They treatment fill your pampered day at the chakras with daily kundalini meditations spa day : filled with silks and kilim rugs mint services : air conditioning baby crib safe deposit with the conventional hand crafted flooring that had him preparedinner for them. We ask city lies riad marrakech in which is near to and hammam. Wishcould take him home whatgreat post.

    Items in riad selling food other and riad marrakech
    Marrakesh villas il and se situe en soft bathrobes
    Like this un l?ombre bon des kasbah marrakesh degreessounds
    Came worst back riad marrakech pool the lit double with
    Spacious of riad rental marrakesh we the there tooktaxi

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Phillies Nation has been bringing Phillies fans together since 2004 with non-stop news, analysis, trade rumors, trips, t-shirts, and other fun stuff!

Browse the Archives

Browse by Category

Copyright Phillies Nation, LLC 2004-2016
Not Affiliated with Major League Baseball or the Philadelphia Phillies

To Top