An All-Around Ugly Loss

Whatever is wrong with the Phillies, it needs to stop now. Jamie Moyer pitched okay and the offense made Todd Wellemeyer look like Tim Lincecum as the Phillies lost 6-2 Tuesday night. This was the first time the Phillies were NOT in first place in the NL East since May 29, 2009.

Moyer (2-2, 5.25) wasn’t bad at all. He went six innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits, one walk, and striking out two. He got no offensive support at all. Wellemeyer (1-3, 6.33) went seven-plus innings, allowing two runs on three hits, three walks, and striking out four.

The Phillies attempted a late rally in the eighth while down 6-1. Ben Francisco drove in Carlos Ruiz with no outs to make it 6-2. The after Shane Victorino was called out on strikes (one of my biggest pet peeves), Placido Polanco hit into an inning-ending double play.

Then Chase Utley led-off the ninth trying to stretch a single into a double and was thrown out. Ryan Howard then stared at strike-three and Jayson Werth did the same.

The Phillies can’t expect to beat Lincecum tomorrow if they aren’t hitting. Though a break-out game would be due, it’s not happening against a pitcher as unbelievable as Lincecum. It’s a tough pill to swallow but I think the Giants will be getting out the brooms.

Doubles: Werth (10)

WP: Wellemeyer (1-3). LP: Moyer (2-2).


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