I can pretty much guarantee that’s the only Lobo reference you’re ever getting out of me.
Tyler Cloyd pitched well early last night, but fell apart in the middle innings. The Padres scored seven runs in the fourth and fifth combined and topped the Phils 8-2 on the first ever Bark in the Park night at Citizens Bank Park.
Cloyd started the fourth down 1-0 and allowed three runs in the frame. He wouldn’t get an out in the fifth as San Diego added four more. In the fourth and the fifth innings combined, Cloyd faced ten batters and allowed seven hits — five singles and two doubles.
The Phils, meanwhile, couldn’t solve San Diego righty Andrew Cashner. They got one run through seven innings on a solo homer by Asche. In the eighth they managed to push another across with a two-out rally started by Cameron Rupp‘s first career hit.
The other first for the night was Ethan Martin‘s first career appearance in relief. Martin looked fantastic setting the Padres down in order in the sixth.
The Phillies are 66-78 on the year after losing 8-2 to the San Diego Padres last night. They have won three of their last four and are in third place in the NL East, 21 games behind the first-place Braves and nine behind the second-place Nats.
Cloyd got the start for the Phillies and went four innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits. Three of the hits went for extra-bases, all doubles. He struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
Two of Cloyd’s last three outings have been bad with five shutout innings against the Diamondbacks in the middle outing. Righties are hitting 304/343/539 against him and he’s walked way too many lefties. Lefties are hitting .269 against him, but with 15 walks in 109 plate appearances and a .367 on-base percentage.
He set six batters down in order in the second and third.
He started the fourth with the Phils still down a run. Two of the first four batters he faced in the fourth singled, leaving the Padres with two outs and runners on the corners for Ronny Cedeno. Cedeno doubled to left, scoring Gyorko from third (2-0) and moving Kyle Blanks up to third. Rene Rivera was next and cleared the bases with a double to the gap in right-center, making it 4-0. Cloyd struck the pitcher Cashner out looking to end the frame.
The first two batters Cloyd faced in the fifth both singled, putting men on first and second for Gyorko. Gyorko singled just over the glove of Utley into right-center. Will Venable scored from second (5-0) and Chris Denorfia tried to go first to third. Utley took the relay from Bernadina in center and threw to third, but the throw hit Denorfia as Denorfia slid into third. Utley was charged with an error on the throw and the Padres had men on second and third with nobody out. Miner took over for Cloyd and Chase Headley greeted him with a single into center. Denorfia scored from third (6-0) and Gyorko moved up to third. Headley took second on a wild pitch before Kyle Blanks singled into center. 7-0 with men on first and third and nobody out. Miner struck Alexi Amarista out for the first out before Cedeno singled into center, scoring Headley (8-0) and moving Blanks up to second. Miner struck out the next two hitters to leave the runners stranded.
Weird play by Utley on the Gyroko single. It looks like he should have caught the line drive that went for a single. His throw to third was good, it just hit the runner.
Miner faced six hitters in the inning — three of them singled and he struck out the other three. He was charged with one run in the frame, upping his ERA for the year to 4.15. He’s been charged with a run in an inning in each of his last three times out. Opponents are hitting .284 against him for the year and he’s walked nine in 17 1/3 innings.
Martin threw a 1-2-3 sixth with the lead cut to 8-1.
Martin looked great in his first career relief appearance. He dropped his ERA to 6.68 for the year.
Luis Garcia allowed a single in a scoreless seventh and came back to pitch a scoreless eighth.
Two scoreless frames for Garcia in which he allows one single. It was his only outing in his last five that he was not charged with at least one run and he dropped his ERA for the year to 5.01. Threw to a 0.00 ERA and a 1.17 ratio in his first six appearances on the year and has a 7.47 and a 1.85 ratio in 15 2/3 innings since. He’s walked 14 over his last 15 2/3 innings.
Savery struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth. He dropped his ERA on the year to 1.84. Opponents have hit just .176 against him in his 14 2/3 innings, but he’s walked nine, which is too many. Righties are 3-for-36 (.083) against him on the season.
Overall the pen went five innings in the game, allowing a run on four hits. They didn’t walk a batter and struck out six. Miner was the only pitcher to throw more than 15 pitches in the game. He threw 28. Garcia needed just 15 pitches to go two frames, 12 of which were strikes.
The Phillie lineup against righty Andrew Cashner went (1) Bernadina (2) Rollins (3) Utley (4) Ruf (5) Frandsen (6) Asche (7) Galvis (8) Rupp. Bernadina in center, Ruf in right and Galvis in left. Playing Galvis in left is not good — he starts there for the seventh time. Frandsen plays first, coming into the game hitting 203/255/301 against right-handed pitching for the year. Bernadina and his .236 on-base percentage lead off. Rupp makes his debut behind the plate. The 24-year-old hit 258/318/437 over 355 plate appearances between Reading and Lehigh Valley this year.
Down 1-0, the Phillies went in order in the bottom of the first.
They didn’t have a base-runner in the second or the third.
Utley doubled with two outs in the fourth and the Phillies down 4-0. Ruf grounded to the pitcher to end the inning.
The Phillies were down 8-0 when they hit in the fifth. With one out and nobody on, Cody Asche homered to right-center. 8-1. Galvis and Rupp both struck out behind Asche.
Fifth home run of the year for Asche and his third in his last 24 plate appearances.
Cashner set the Phillies down in order in the sixth and again in the seventh.
Asche led off the eighth and drew a four-pitch walk, but Galvis grounded into a double-play behind him. Rupp was next and hit a soft grounder to third. Headley bare-handed, but Rupp beat it out for his first career hit, stumbling and falling after first base. Mayberry moved Rupp up to second with a single to left. Righty Dale Thayer took over for Cashner and Bernadina reached on an infield single that loaded the bases for Hernandez. Hernandez walked on four pitches as well, forcing Rupp home to make it 8-2. Martinez struck out swinging to end the inning.
Ruf singled to center off of righty Brad Brach and moved to third when Frandsen followed with a double. Righty Luke Gregerson took over for Brach. He struck Asche out swinging for the first out and Galvis out swinging for the second. Rupp flew to right to end the game.
No run for the Phils after putting men on second and third with nobody out. Asche and Gavlis both go down swinging with less than two outs and men on second and third.
Bernadina 1-for-4. 4-for-his-last-33 (.121). 8-for-his-last-66 (also .121).
Rollins 0-for-3 with a strikeout. 3-for-his-last-23 (.130).
Utley 1-for-3 with a double and an error. 9-for-his-last-20 with three doubles. Two walks in his last 54 plate appearances, one of which was intentional.
Frandsen 1-for-4 with a double. 5-for-his-last-12 with a walk. 10-for-his-last-35 with five extra-base hits. Doubles off the righty Brach, but is still hitting 204/255/306 against righties for the season.
Asche 1-for-3 with a walk and a home run. 1-for-his-last-11 with a home run. 305/359/547 in his last 103 plate appearances since going 1-for-17 to start the year.
Galvis 0-for-4 and struck out three times coming off 5-for-9 with a home run in the last two games in the series against the Braves. On-basing .262 for his career in 385 plate appearances.
Rupp 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. Got career hit #1 on a ball hit softly to third.
Halladay (3-4, 7.19) faces lefty Eric Stults (8-13, 4.07) tonight. Halladay allowed a run over six innings against the Nationals his last time out and has thrown to a 4.24 ERA in his three starts since his return at the end of August. Stults was hit hard in his most recent outing, allowing seven runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Giants. Lefties are hitting 186/222/343 against the lefty and righties 303/338/441. He’s also had lot more success at home than on the road — 3.17 ERA and a 1.02 ratio in his 14 starts at home and a 5.04 ERA and a 1.55 ratio in his 15 starts on the road.
Update (9/11): Lee will start tonight and Halladay, battling flu-like symptoms, will try to go Thursday.