Thursday, May 20, 2010

Much like Halladay, Moyer's start wasted

For a second straight night, the Phillies wasted a great outing from their starter. After losing the series finale to Pittsburgh 2-1, the Cubs took the opener from the Phils 4-1 last night.

Jamie Moyer was very good, allowing two runs on just four hits over seven strong innings. He struck out seven and walked just one.

But the Phillies had just five hits, one fewer than the night before. The only extra base hit was a double off the bat of Placido Polanco.

They brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth when closer Carlos Marmol walked Raul Ibanez and hit Carlos Ruiz, but pinch-hitter Ross Gload and then Shane Victorino both struck out to kill the potential rally.

The bats have been silent following a twelve run outburst on Monday. Of course the Phillies will hit again soon, no one doubts that. Hopefully it will come today when the Phillies finish their brief stint against the Cubs before the slugging but struggling Boston Red Sox come to town for the weekend.

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