Roy Halladay is human after all. After the way he pitched, Phillies fans would have never expected to see him allow five runs in a single outing. The Giants’ bats showed up and the Phillies’ didn’t as they lost 5-1 Monday night.
Halladay (4-1, 1.80) pitched seven innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits, no walks, and five strike outs. He was hit hard all game, something we’ve never seen and didn’t last eight innings for the first time all season. He gave up his second homer of the year to Eli Whiteside to lead off the seventh.
Shane Victorino had himself a nice little game, attemping to spark the Phillies offense. He went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Ryan Howard continued to struggle, though getting a huge extension. He is homer-less in 60 AB’s.
Whiteside and Pablo Sandoval both had multi-hit games for the Giants. Whiteside doubled and homered with two RBIs and Sandoval had a double and a couple runs scored.
The Phillies got runners on base and forced Jonathan Sanchez to leave early after throwing 107 pitches. Sanchez only lasted five innings, allowing a run on three hits and five walks, one hit batter, and fanning six.
On a positive note, Antonio Bastardo pitched the eighth, allowing only a walk and striking out two.
It’s frustrating seeing the Phillies offense struggle, especially when Halladay shows signs of mortality. The Phillies stranded (11) runners in the game, a ridiculously high amount. They were also 0-for-11 with RISP while San Fran was 3-for-7 and stranded only five. That’s unacceptable when you have guys in your line up designed to hit the ball.
Doubles: Victorino 2 (2)
WP: Sanchez (2-1). LP: Halladay (4-1).