Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, July 25, 2012 05:04 PM Comments: 23
They do it again! The Comeback Kids are back in the house. Credit Jimmy Rollins on the game-winning hit, but Erik Kratz and Carlos Ruiz set it up in the Phillies 7-6, 10 innings victory. It’s their first three-game sweep of the season.
Ty Wigginton had a costly error in the top of the 10th, but it mattered not. The Phillies survive on their final at bat for a fourth straight day.
-This is just Vance these days. He was average, at best, working in and out of trouble, getting through just 5 1/3 innings. The 10 hits allowed is alarming, although he was able to combat that by holding the Brewers to just three runs. He did strikeout six. You have to wonder if he’s feeling the effects, even just a little, of the loose bodies in his pitching elbow. Worley has not been crisp in quite sometime and is unable to get past the fifth or sixth inning. His high pitch counts early on are killing his hopes of pitching deeper into games. Again, not a terrible job by Worley, just not overwhelming.
KENDRICK KEEPS ROLLING
-Get the lunchmeat because Kyle Kendrick is on a roll. (Really unacceptable pun there, I know). Kendrick has now gone 19 1/3 scoreless innings with 1 2/3 more today. Liking what I’m seeing from him in the bullpen; he seems most comfortable there.