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Phillies score six in the first to fuel win

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, September 12, 2013 11:28 PM | Comments: 12
2013 Game Recaps

Richie Ashburn Award: Carlos Ruiz

After scoring 6 runs in the first inning, the Phillies held on tonight to beat the Padres 10-5.  The Phils won their second straight series and are 5-1 in their last six games.

Tonight’s match started after a rain delay and Will Venable led off the game with a home run off Roy Halladay.  Undoubtedly fans worried that we, especially Doc, were going to be in for a long night.  It turned into a long first inning for sure, but it was all good news after that.  With 6 runs on 5 hits, the Phillies jumped all over Padres starter Tyson Ross.

Halladay settled down and pitched well throughout the second, third and fourth innings.  But then he got into serious trouble in the fifth and allowed 4 Padres runs.  Their rally was fueled by 4 straight walks to start the inning then a throwing error Roy himself.  He didn’t make it out of the fifth which means Justin DeFratus left with the win.  DeFratus, along with Cesar Jimenez, Ethan Martin, B.J. Rosenberg and Jake Diekman held San Diego hitless over the final four innings.   Despite the win, concern for Halladay remains.

The Phillies offensive output was led by Carlos Ruiz who finished the game 3-3 with a double and 3 RBI out of the cleanup spot.  Chase Utley also drove in two runs and Jimmy Rollins was constantly on base with 2 hits and 2 walks.

The Phils head to Washington for a weekend series against the Nationals.  Kendrick, Hamels and Cloyd will start against Strasberg, Gonzalez and Zimmerman.

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  • Posts: 0 Andrew From Waldorf

    Winner winner
    Chicken dinner

    3.5 games up on the Mets.

    Considering that the Mets are in full tank mode.

    Kind of sad it took till September 12th to even feel a little comfortable with my bet.

    Take away Wright and the Mets effective payroll is like 10 million now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike P

    Am I the only one excited about Hernandez?

     
    • Posts: 5078 Lefty

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      No, there are a couple people here including me that like his skill set a lot. I’m not kidding, I think he has plenty potential years as a pro.

       
      • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

        I’m all for Hernandez… I’ve been lobbying for him to be full time all year

         
  • Posts: 0 George

    “Despite the win, concern for Halladay remains.”

    Nice understatement.

     
    • Posts: 0 Jay

      IMO- sign Halladay and have him as our #5

       
      • Posts: 0 G7

        Who’s 3 & 4?

         
      • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

        Great messages, or posts for that matter, are defined in different ways. The beauty, he originated, are in the eye of the beholder. But when somebody comes up with a statement like that, based on the factual evidence that has unfolded in the last 3 weeks, and offers no explanation for the logic, it’s clear we’ve had the privilege of finding out who it is that Andrew conducts his annual Phillie/Met bet with. Privelege = great.

        His puzzle is hopefully not complete, but IF what we’re seeing is to man the number 5 spot, well…need I say more? Besides that, with free agency as an option, even with his demonstrated ability as it is, the guy would be nuts to accept a position where he’s gonna get bumped a few times a year because of off days and the like. He’s either a regular rotation guy, like a 3 or 4, or he’s not signable. There have to be an absolutete minimum of 6 to 8 clubs that would offer him a spring job with that the plan in mind. And I’m pretty sure he could convince himself that among those potential suitors, there’s a potential world champ, which he’s told us he aspires to pitch for*. I say absolute minimum, but maybe its more like precisely 6-8, which is still a nice multiple choice. If a lack of progress in the next couple months project that as best case scenario, you gotta move on. You can’t even pay a 7 figure base let alone modestly achievable incentives for what he’s shown since coming back. Only time will tell if there’re better days ahead. And until there’s SOMETHING pointing in that direction, you need to do what you need to do. You have to think that even the Phils don’t have room for a pitcher like we’re seeing in the top 4 even if they re-sign KK and use Gonzalez as a starter.

        * I think I ended a sentence with a preposition. But it sho nuff looks right.

        #sadbuttrue

         
      • Posts: 0 wbramh

        Hamels, Lee, Gonzales, Santana (or Lincecum. I think he still has mileage left)
        For the 5th starter, have Martin pitch 2 innings, Doc 2 innings, Kendrick 2 innings.
        Let the hottest of the three start at the next opportunity.
        If we’re still in any game by the 7th go to the bull pen.
        Otherwise, leave the 5-6 guy in to suffer and give the pen the day off.
        Or consider forfeiting.

         
      • Posts: 0 wbramh

        GonzaleZ that is.

         
  • Posts: 0 Jay

    My apologies for the lack of clarity- I was simply stating or attempting hereto to voice my opinion that Halladay deserves to be in the rotation next year based upon the blood sweat and tears he has contributed to this club- I did not mean he is a solid 5 if such a thing exists but simply that he should be a lock in the rotation because he may be relearning but he earned the right to do that in the Phils organization

     
    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      That’s cool. I don’t think those factors enter into it, but the explanation makes for a plausible opinion that can at least be considered. ‘Preciate the thought.

      To me, it’s a performance thing, pretty cut and dried. I like him a lot, so I hope he prodeces.

       
 
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