Padres rout Phillies as offense remains stagnant
April 22, 2012
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Luck just wasn’t on the Phillies side from the very beginning on Sunday afternoon.
Juan Pierre drew a leadoff walk but then was picked off by Padres starter Anthony Bass. The Phillies ended up putting runners on second and third base so Pierre most likely would’ve scored the game’s first run.
In the bottom half of the inning, Joe Blanton only threw six pitches but the Padres still scored two runs. Things just seemed to go downhill from there as the Phillies fell to the Padres for the second straight game 6-1.
Will Venable reached base on a bunt single to lead off the game. He scored just two batters later on a Chase Headley RBI double that was severely misjudged by Hunter Pence.
Nick Hundley followed Venable with a sacrifice fly to plate Mark Kotsay who reached base earlier in the inning. Hundley had a huge day at the dish as he went 2-for-2 with 4 RBIs.
Pierre continued to hit as he was 1-for-2 at the plate with the lone Phillies RBI. He plated Carlos Ruiz who was playing in his first game since suffering an injured a sore wrist on Friday night.
Jimmy Rollins continued his California struggles as he has gone 3-for-26 during the current road trip.
Starter Joe Blanton gave up 6 runs on 7 hits but only 3 of the runs were earned. The Phillies had two errors on the afternoon.
The Phillies will travel to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks on Monday.
2B: Rollins (2).
WP: Bass (1-2). LP: Blanton (1-3).