Offense Dissapears Again

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 ·

The Phillies offense failed to show up again as the lost 5-2. They were only able to manage 2 runs. Jamie Moyer looked great until he gave up a 3 run homer in the 7th to Emil Brown. The A's tacked on 2 more in the 8th with a home run by Jack Cust.

Moyer went 6.2 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits (technically one hit) and one walk. He also struck out 9. Cust's home run cam off of Romero in the 8th. This just shows that the Phillies lack of offense hurts them again.

On the hill for Oakland was Joe Blanton who went 7 strong, holding the Phillies to 1 run on 4 hits. That run came from a solo home run by Pat Burrell in the 2nd. Houston Street pitched a perfect 9th for his 14th save.

The Phillies added an RBI single in the 8th by Ryan Howard. Shane Victorino was the only batter with two hits. Burrell's home run was the only extra base hit.

The Phillies have now lost 6 games. With every team in the NL East losing, the Phillies had the opportunity to get a game back on everyone but failed to do so. The Phillies continue the road trip in Oakland for two more nights and then travel to Texas. This trip can make or break their first half.

Pitching tomorrow is Kyle Kendrick (6-3, 5.06) for the Phillies and Greg Smith (4-5, 3.51) for the Athletics.


Bill P said...
June 25, 2008 at 11:51 AM  

Since we're still in First place, I don't think you can call them pretenders, even though we have been eating the cock.

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