Saturday, September 12, 2009

Moyer, Madson lit up by Mets

The Phillies' closing problems continued this afternoon against the Mets when Ryan Madson blew his sixth save in 13 opportunities this season. The pitching was generally horrendous in a game the Phils should have won easily.

Jamie Moyer, starting making his second consecutive start in place of the injured J.A. Happ, got the ball rolling by allowing the first four Mets' batters of the game to score, proving once again that he is a below average starter in this league.

The offense rallied and built an 8-4 lead, but Moyer allowed another run before exiting with an 8-5 lead. Brett Myers was lit up for the first time since returning from the DL, allowing three earned runs in one third of an inning. Chan Ho Park struggled as well after entering in favor of Myers.

Madson was called upon once again to save this one, clinging to a one run lead. He promptly retired the first two batters before allowing Fernando Tatis to reach on a single down the first base line. David Wright following by blasting the first pitch he saw, an absolute cookie right down the pike, into the left field seats, putting New York in front 10-9.

K-Rod came on for the Mets and secured victory by pitching a perfect ninth inning.


  1. Despite some first inning mistakes Jamie should have won again tonight. It was the bullpen that blew this one, again.

    The Pen is getting to be unreliable that is for sure.

    And the restaurant McFaddon's will be a warzone on Sunday I wouldn't wish that one any one in fact they'll probably have to close it down due to too many people stuffed into that place, if I worked there, I would call in sick tomorrow cause it's going to be ugly in there!

    Tailgating with hoagies instead! Bring on the chips and the ice cold sodas too!

  2. Yeah, well you'd have to get there early.

    The bullpen was horrible but Moyer was bad as well. He put the team in a 4-0 hole before most fans could find their seats. Against a good team with good pitching, the Phillies would have had a much harder time taking Moyer off the hook. You can't do that against the good teams. Moyer was fortunate that Pelfrey and the Mets are flat out terrible.