Dontrelle Willis indicated his arm is tired and could step back from current program. “I was horseshit,” he said.
— Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 7, 2012
Dontrelle Willis and Pat Misch have two things in common today: luck wasn’t on their side.
The two lefties were shelled for a combined eight runs, five earned in their combined 2 2/3 innings of work today. The rest was written in the books as the Phillies dropped to the Houston Astros, 10-3.
Vance Worley made his debut. Hoping to avoid a sophomore slump, Worley wasn’t off to as good a start as the Phillies hoped.
Worley allowed two runs on five hits and a walk without striking out a batter. He threw 40 pitches in his outing.
The Phillies offense was practically non-existent. They were shut out until the 8th inning when Lou Montanez drove in two runs on a double. Hector Luna led off the 9th with a solo home run.