Welcome to third place, Philadelphia. That was ugly. The Boston Red Sox destroyed the Phillies, 12-2 at Fenway. There really is not much to say about Moyer’s awful performance and the same old slacking offense.
Moyer, who came off a complete game, couldn’t get an out in the second inning. Lasting just over an inning, Moyer surrendered nine runs, all earned. At least the Red Sox hit their way on. Moyer gave up six doubles and one home run, but only walked one.
The Red Sox added three more runs off David Herndon. Antonio Bastardo and Kyle Kendrick both got work in out of the bullpen.
It was the usual offense (meaning, the offense that we’ve seen for the past month) for the Phillies. No, they did not get shut out, but they only scored two runs off John Lackey. Both runs came on ground outs, so the Phillies weren’t exactly driving runners in.
Lately, the pitching has clicked, but today neither the pitching or offense found a rhythm. The game was terrible, and there is no other way to put it. This slump is getting old.