2013 Game Recaps

Efficient Hamels Outing Wasted, Phils Fall 3-2

Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria broke an eighth inning 2-2 tie off reliever Ethan Martin after a costly Jimmy Rollins throwing error to lead the Marlins to a 3-2 victory and a series win.

Hamels Keeps It Close

Hamels pitched at least five innings for his 74th consecutive start, the longest active streak in Major League Baseball. Hamels threw 103 pitches, 70 for strikes, across six innings, striking out six while give up two runs, both earned. Hechavarria hit a two-run triple in the second inning off Hamels, scoring Justin Ruggiano and Placido Polanco. This was Hamels 25th quality start, ending the year just one behind NL leaders Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright and two ahead of teammate Cliff Lee.

Phillies Out-Hit Marlins, Can’t Piece it Together

The Phillies bats were pretty active Wednesday night but they struggled to string it together to score any runs. The Fightins outhit the Fish 10-6, including three hits from third baseman Freddy Galvis, two from Chase Utley, and two from Domonic Brown but left 15 men on. In a statistical oddity, the Phillies were 3 for 8 with runners in scoring position but only scored two runs. Weird.

Pair of Questionable Calls Don’t Decide Outcome

Umpire Dale Scott blew what could have been a pivotal call in the seventh on an Ed Lucas fielder’s choice. This blown call was immediately followed up by CB Bucknor calling Christian Yelich out when Cesar Jimenez tug Yelich out with his bare hand. Very werid.

The Phillies start their final series of the 2013 campaign tomorrow against the Atlanta Braves. The Braves sit just one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the number one seed in the National League. The Phillies will send Tyler Cloyd to the mound against righty David Hale.



  1. Cs

    September 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I watched some, but probably just out of habbit. It’s ok to lose, just take advantage and sign a killer FA.

    • George

      September 25, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      I agree. A killer free agent could assasinate the other team before the Phils take the field. I think Machine Gun Kelly passed away, though, and Charlie Manson is no longer available.

      • Hogey's Role

        September 26, 2013 at 9:38 am

        There really aren’t any major free agents available this year not one that I’m sitting here drooling over anyway, and I certainly don’t believe one player could absolutely turn this team right around. It’s gonna take quite a bit of pieces to solve this puzzle.

  2. George

    September 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    As far as a Hamels outing being wasted, does that actually surprise anyone?

  3. Double Trouble Del

    September 25, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I really don’t see how 2014 gets any better.

    • George

      September 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      With the same exact squad, of course they won’t get better. But 2014 won’t feature the same exact squad. Revere and Howard will be off the DL, there won’t be any Youngs or Nixes on the team, and I doubt seriously if Amaro stands pat on the free agent and trade fronts.

      There are issues, for sure. Any fool can see that, and any fool would address that. That’s why 2014 will be an improvement. How much of an improvement, of course, is unknown, but I’m not going to write off 2014 until I see some of the changes that are going to be made.

  4. bacardipr

    September 26, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I think theyll improve some next year just too many problems to address. Just dont see Rube getting it all right an everything falling exactly into place like they want it to.

  5. bacardipr

    September 26, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Improve to .500 i mean.

  6. Hogey's Role

    September 26, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I’m ok with losing this year, I think if we can lose the rest of the games maybe win one more we’ll be in good standings to have a top ten pick idk if we’ll sign anyone offered a q.o. But it’s nice insurance to have just in case….
    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ruben be in the bidding for pence or saltalamacchia possibly even Beltran this offseason…..

    Starting pitching should also be interesting to see who we go after, there are some interesting names available…

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