Phillies Lose 11-4, Get Swept by Orioles
The Phillies lost to the Orioles 11-4 and get swept by the Baltimore Orioles. The Phillies fall to 5-9 on the season. They have lost 5 of 6 games.
Let’s check out how the pitching held up tonight:
- Jake Arrieta pitched 4.2 innings and allows 7 hits and 4 runs. (terrible)
- Jose Alvarez pitched a scoreless inning. (fine)
- Vincent Velasquez one inning and lets up 2 runs. (why is he still pitching?)
- Austin Davis pitches one inning and lets up 2 runs. (why is he still pitching?)
- Connor Brogdon makes his MLB debut and lets up 3 runs. (kid was a nervous wreck)
- Then we had Neil Walker come in to pitch a scoreless 9th inning. (first baseman)
What. a. nightmare.
The only offense the Phillies got was from Bryce Harper and JT Realmuto. Again. Realmuto had two home runs and 4 runs batted in. Harper was 2-4.
Home Run One:
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Home Run Two:
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Alec Bohm had his first major league hit, which was nice to see.
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This bullpen is a disgrace. It’s literally impossible for them to not give up a run. I’ve never seen anything like it. They have a combined ERA over 10.00. Who thought we would be able to get through a season with these guys? I’m almost happy its just 60 games this year. Imagine sitting through an entire season. Brutal.
The Phillies foundation of Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery aren’t even playing. JT Realmuto doesn’t have a new contract yet and honestly, why would he resign with this team? The farm system is dry and there’s no help on the way.
Truly embarrassing start for the Phillies. With the exception of JT and Bryce, this team is lifeless. The bullpen is scared and lousy. It’s shocking that they can even walk into the clubhouse after these games.
Shame on this team. Shame on Matt Klentak and the Phillies organization.
Tomorrow, the Mets will have Jacob DeGrom on the mound and the Phillies will most likely start Spencer Howard. I’m sure that will go over well.
We’ll get through this together. See you then.
Ring that bell, baby.