Phillies lose 5-4 to the Orioles
The Phillies are absolutely terrible against bad teams. In a series that the Phillies were supposed to sweep, they will have to win tomorrow night to avoid being swept by the Baltimore Orioles. Two games in, and this is one of the worst series in recent memory I’ve seen from the Phillies.
Zach Eflin was on the mound. He finished with 6 innings pitched, 7 hits, 4 earned runs, 10 strikeouts on 91 pitches, 69 (nice) strikes. Eflin’s 10ks were a career high and honestly he didn’t pitch that bad. He let up a home run that barely hit the foul pole and a few bloopers in the 4th that cost him 3-runs.
The Phillies bullpen entered the night with a 10.19 ERA (40 earned runs in 35 1/3 innings). They are the only bullpen in baseball that has given up a higher amount of earned runs (41) than strikeouts (35). Just terrible. So of course, Adam Morgan entered the game in relief and let up a run. Recent call up Blake Parker then entered the game and pitched 1.1 innings with 3Ks. Ramon Rosso also threw a scoreless inning.
The bats were the problem tonight. Rhys Hoskins grounded into three double plays and struck out on a crucial at bat in the 9th. The only production we saw was Andrew Knapp, who went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and 2 hit a piece from Bryce Harper and Andrew McCutchen. JT Realmuto also had an RBI.
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That was pretty much it. Pretty terrible performance by a team who desperately needed a win. We’ll see you tomorrow night.
Ring that bell, baby.