Posted by Tim Malcolm, Mon, March 16, 2009 03:12 PM Comments: 15
The Yankees brutalized the Phillies, 12-0, Monday at Steinbrenner Field.
Kyle Kendrick was tagged for five runs (four earned) in four innings. Early on Yankee hitters were drilling his offerings. Kendrick’s attempts at locating his fastball were futile, so those thrown right over the plate received happy gestures by the Bombers. Though he settled down in the second and third, Kendrick made his own bed in the fourth, letting up a hit and walking a batter before the wheels flew off from the defense. Costly errors by Jason Donald and Ryan Howard (though the ball hit to him wasn’t actually recorded an error) opened the door for the Yanks to stake out to a 5-0 lead.
Bobby Mosebach and Jake Woods made it a laugher, as the Phils bumbled about to a 11-0 deficit. Ryan Madson let up a run in the eighth; Scott Eyre, meanwhile, struck out three in a strong inning.
The offense was just as bad. The Phils couldn’t materialize much off starter Joba Chamberlain — Howard for one looked completely lost. The only bright spot offensively was Geoff Jenkins, who slinked a double down the left-field line and walked once.