Phillies offense nonexistent in 2-0 loss to the Giants
The offensive struggles continued for the Phillies last night, losing 2-0 to Gabe Kapler and the San Francisco Giants. The Phillies went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men stranded on the base paths. The loss knocked the Phils’ back to .500 on the season with an 8-8 record.
The Phillies just can’t get anything going from the plate. They have been shutout twice in their last six games, have struck out at an alarming rate, and rarely get anything more than a single at the plate. Even with seven hits last night, the Phillies only managed to have one of them go for extra bases. Bryce Harper had three singles on the night.
The Phillies left runners on second and third in the third and fourth innings. The back half of the lineup couldn’t get anything going, with Mickey Moniak and Nick Maton both striking out in the bottom of the fourth inning with runners on second and third and no outs.
Chase Anderson went four innings and gave up two runs. Girardi opted to lift him in the forth inning with two outs and runnings on second and third. Anderson was already approaching 70 pitches and held his own in a short appearance. David Hale, Sam Coonrod, Brandon Kintzler, and Jojo Romero all pitched scoreless innings in relief.
The Phillies will look to rebound tonight with Zack Wheeler (1-2, 3.00 ERA) on the mound against San Francisco right-hander Logan Webb (0-1, 4.76 ERA).