Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dodgers Outslug Phils 15-9

Well, any of you who have watched the news this morning will know that last night's game was less than desirable for a Phillies fan. The Dodgers knocked off the Phillies 15-9. I always thought that nine runs would be enough to win a baseball game, but there is a problem when the bullpen gives up nine earned runs by itself in 5 2/3 innings. Kyle Kendrick did not pitch well by any means, but if the bullpen could have locked down after the six runs (five earned) that Kendrick allowed, this could have been a win. However, not all was lost. For one thing, I saw Domenic Brown's first career home run, so he becomes as good as everyone says he will be, this could be an interesting story. Also, Ross Gload hit two more home runs which is excellent, and he and Brown drove in eight of our nine runs with Placido Polanco driving in the ninth. On the Dodgers side, Andre Ethier went four for four with three RBIs, four runs, a walk, and was hit by a pitch in the ninth. Every starter on the Dodgers reached base including pitcher Vicente Padilla courtesy of an error. The kind of depressing parts involved watching JC Romero walk George Sherrill, a bullpen pitcher who had not seen one pitch this season, in the ninth. However, with the game on the line with two outs in the ninth, Cole Hamels had to pinch hit for Chad Durbin because the Phillies were out of pinch hitters. Either way, it was a very enjoyable game despite the slightly depressing outcome.

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