On the night the Phillies donned green caps to show their commitment to “going green,” the Phils offense did just that, stumbling en route to a 4-2 loss to the Padres.
Jamie Moyer was his predictably mediocre self, keeping the team in the game by giving up four earned runs in 5.1 innings. His last run came from the arm of Chad Durbin in the sixth.
The offense couldn’t do enough to give Moyer the W, however, as they were grounded by the double play ball. Pedro Feliz hit two. He’s killed more rallies than extended, that’s for sure. Pat Burrell, now at .326, is starting to come down to Earth after his 0-for-3 night. Chase Utley, with a home run in the first, is still hitting well. Geoff Jenkins went 3-for-4, but was wiped out twice by Pete Happy.
JC Romero pitched a scoreless eighth (though he got in trouble), and Rudy Seanez cleaned up in the losing cause. The Phils’ bullpen continues to be the strength. The weaknesses? At times, the rotation, and at times, the offense. Still, finishing April 15-13? I’ll take that.
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