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At least we hit our pitcher ninth

Cole Hamels was great last night. Must be a little lonely.

He gave the Phils seven strong innings and Madson and Lidge finished off the game with a pair of scoreless frames. The Phils scored zero runs on six hits, failing most notably to score in the second after putting men on second and third with nobody out.

Some kind of intervention is in order around Carlos Ruiz, who hit into one of the three double-plays the Phils served up.

If losing all the time is starting to seem a little blase and you’re looking for something new to worry about, here ya go: After 19 starts, Cole Hamels leads the NL in innings pitched and is second in pitches thrown. He is 24.

For the fourth time in five games the Phillies had a single extra-base hit in the contest. The Phils have scored four or fewer runs in five of their last six.

The Phillies lost to the St Louis Cardinals last night, falling 2-0. They have lost four in a row and are 48-43 on the season. A loss tonight would put them four games over .500 for the first time since May 25.

Cole Hamels got the start for the Phillies and went seven innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Two of the hits went for extra-bases, both home runs. He struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter.

He didn’t allow a base runner till the third. He struck out the first two in the third before Cesar Izturis singled to center and stole second. Hamels struck out Adam Kennedy for the third out.

He set the Cards down 1-2-3 in the fourth.

Rick Ankiel led off the fifth and hit a 1-0 pitch out to center to put St Louis up 1-0. Hamels got the next three.

With two outs in the sixth Hamels got ahead of Ryan Ludwick 0-2 but Ludwick pounded a ball out to center to make it 2-0. Albert Pujols grounded to third for the third out.

He threw a 1-2-3 seventh.

Madson started the eighth with the Phils down 2-0. Nice job by Manuel to get Hamels out of the game after 100 pitches coming off an outing in Atlanta where he threw 125. Chris Duncan led off with a single and pinch-hitter Skip Schumaker bunted him to second. Madson balked Duncan to third before Izturis hit a fly ball to right. Werth took it for the second out as Duncan tagged and came home. Werth’s throw beat Duncan by a lot but was on the first base side of the plate. Coste took it and Duncan hammered him, knocking off his mask. Coste held the ball and Duncan was out to end the frame.

Lidge pitched the ninth with the Phils still down two. Kennedy led off with a double before Ludwick grounded to Howard. Lidge walked Pujols intentionally and got Troy Glaus to hit a double-play ball back to the mound to set St Louis down.

Two scoreless innings for the pen. Madson threw nine pitches, Lidge 13.

The Phillies’ lineup against righty Joel Pineiro went (1) Rollins (2) Victorino (3) Utley (4) Howard (5) Burrell (6) Werth (7) Feliz (8) Ruiz. Werth again in righty against the righty and up to sixth in the lineup. Ruiz catches Hamels.

Victorino reached on an error by Pujols with one out in the first but was picked off. Utley struck out swinging for the third out.

Howard led off the second with a walk and went to third when Burrell doubled to right center. Werth struck out swinging for the first out before Feliz walked to load the bases. Ruiz hit into a double-play to end the inning.

Bad strikeout for Werth, playing against the righty with Jenkins on the bench. Ruiz hitting into a double-play probably didn’t surprise a lot of people.

1-2-3 in the third.

Burrell and Werth singled back-to-back with two outs in the fourth. It put men on first and second for Feliz and Feliz flew to center.

1-2-3 fifth.

Utley singled with one out in the sixth and Howard hit into a double-play behind him.

Burrell walked to start the seventh. Werth was next and hit a ground ball to third. Burrell was forced at second for the first out. Feliz moved Werth to second with a single. With Ruiz due to hit into another double-play, Dobbs hit for Ruiz with the righty Pineiro still on the mound. Lefty Ron Villone came in to pitch to Dobbs and Coste hit for Dobbs and hit into a double-play to end the inning.

Nice job by Manuel. Didn’t work.

The Phils went 1-2-3 in the eighth. Bruntlett hit for Madson to start the inning and hit a ball in front of the plate for the first out.

Ryan Franklin pitched the ninth with the Cards up 2-0. Utley flew to center for the first out. Howard tried to bunt an 0-1 pitch before he singled up the middle on a ball Izturis should have fielded. It brought up Burrell as the tying run, but Burrell flew to center and Werth popped to shallow right to end the game.

Rollins was 0-for-4.

Victorino 0-for-4 and was picked off of first in the first.

Utley 1-for-4.

Howard 1-for-3.

Burrell 2-for-3 with a double, the only extra-base hit of the game for the Phillies.

Werth 1-for-4 with a bad at-bat in the second and four men left on base.

Feliz 1-for-2 with a walk.

Ruiz 0-for-2 and left three men on base. He is 1-for-his-last-25.

I thought Manuel had a nice game. Werth for Jenkins didn’t work out for him, but I thought he did a good job to get Hamels out early and pinch-hit for Ruiz in the seventh.

JA Happ (0-0, 3.86) faces lefty Mark Mulder (0-0, 13.50) tonight. Mulder has pitched 12 1/3 innings since 2006. He’s made two appearances in relief this season and gotten four outs while allowing four hits. Happ makes his second start of the year. On Friday against the Mets he was solid through four before getting hit hard in the fifth.


Phillies demo why they don’t quite feel comfortable if they only score 19

The Phillies outscored the Cardinals 28-12 in a three-game set this weekend yet managed to lose the series. Yesterday they lost their second straight one run game, this time with the help of two errors that came with two outs in a tie game in the bottom of the tenth. It all ended when, with two outs and men on first and second, Chris Duncan chopped a ball to second — Tom Gordon covered first and simply failed to catch Utley’s throw, allowing the winning run to score from second.

Gordon’s missed catch was the third error on the day for the Phils. They left the bases loaded four times. In the ninth, Eric Bruntlett should have scored from second on a single by Victorino to put the Phillies ahead. The biggest issue of all for the Phils, though, was Brett Myers. Myers was battered again and the Phillies lost for the ninth time in his last ten starts. Over his last two outings Myers has allowed 11 runs in 11 1/3 innings.

The Phils are 1-4 in their last five games in which they didn’t score more than 19 runs.

The Phillies lost to the St Louis Cardinals yesterday afternoon, falling 7-6 in ten innings. They lose the series two games to one and drop to 41-30 on the season.

Brett Myers got the start for the Phillies and went six innings, allowing six runs on eight hits. Six of the hits went for extra-bases, three doubles, a triple and a home run. He struck out three and didn’t walk a batter. Righties are slugging .575 against him for the season.

Skip Schumaker led off the first with a double and moved to third when Aaron Miles followed with a ground out to second. Ryan Ludwick doubled and Schumaker scored to tie the game at 1-1. Rick Ankiel doubled and Ludwick scored, putting the Cards up 2-1. Troy Glaus and Chris Duncan both grounded out to leave Ankiel stranded.

Myers threw a 1-2-3 second.

Schumaker led off the third with a home run to right that put the Cards up 3-1. Miles followed with a single, but Myers got the next two before Glaus homered to right center. 5-1. Duncan flew to left for the third out.

Myers threw a 1-2-3 fourth and a 1-2-3 fifth.

He started the sixth down 5-4. Ankiel led off with a triple. Glaus fouled out for the first out. Duncan was next and hit a ground ball to first that Howard didn’t handle for an error. Ankiel scored and it was 6-4. Myers got Molina to pop out for the second out before Bradon Looper hit for pitcher Kyle McClellan and singled. Cesar Izturis grounded to first for the third out.

Madson struck out the side in the seventh.

Romero threw a 1-2-3 eighth.

Durbin pitched the ninth and allowed a two-out single to Izturis. Schumaker grounded back to Durbin for the third out.

Gordon got the first two in the tenth before Ankiel hit a ground ball to second that should have ended the inning. Utley’s throw to first was bad and Ankiel was safe. Glaus moved him to second with a single before Duncan hit another ground ball to second. Utley’s throw to Gordon was much better this time, maybe a little behind the pitcher, but Gordon didn’t catch it. The error was on Gordon this time and Ankiel scored to give the Cardinals a 7-6 win.

Bizarre way to end the game. The pen allows one unearned run in 3 2/3 innings. Madson was the only reliever to throw more than 15 pitches — he threw 18. Gordon takes his second loss in two appearances.

The Phillies’ lineup against righty Mitchell Boggs went (1) Rollins (2) Werth (3) Utley (4) Howard (5) Burrell (6) Jenkins (7) Dobbs (8) Coste. Werth plays center with Victorino on the bench. Jenkins in right against the righty and Dobbs at third. Coste catches.

Rollins led off the first with a single and stole second. Werth grounded back to the pitcher and Utley flew out before Howard doubled to right. Rollins scored and the Phils led 1-0. Burrell struck out for the third out.

Jenkins started the second with a single. Dobbs flew out before Coste moved Jenkins to second with another single. Myers tried to bunt and struck out for the second out. Rollins walked to load the bases, but Werth grounded to third to leave the runners stranded.

The Phillies went 1-2-3 in the third and again in the fourth.

Myers started the fifth with a single. Rollins grounded out and Myers was forced at second for the first out before Werth walked. Utley was hit by a pitch to load the bases again. Howard singled to right and Rollins and Werth both scored to cut the St Louis lead to 5-3 with men on first and third for Burrell. Burrell smashed a single through short and Utley scored to make it 5-4 with Howard going to second. Jenkins struck out before Dobbs walked to load the bases, but Coste struck out swinging at a bad pitch that was low and outside to end the frame.

Werth singled with two outs in the sixth, but Utley struck out for the third out.

Howard walked to start the seventh and stole second after Burrell struck out for the first out. Jenkins flew to left for the second out and Dobbs struck out to leave Howard stranded.

With two outs in the eighth, Rollins tripled. Werth, Utley, Howard and Burrell all walked in a row. Howard’s walk forced in Rollins and Burrell’s forced in Werth, tying the game at 6-6. Taguchi ran for Burrell at first in a tie game and Jenkins struck out for the third out.

Poor idea to run for Burrell there.

Dobbs started the ninth with a single and Coste bunted him to second. Bruntlett ran for Dobbs and Victorino, who had hit for Madson in the eighth and stayed in to play center, moved Bruntlett to third with a single. Bruntlett should have scored on the play. Rollins hit a ground ball to first and Duncan threw home. Bruntlett crashed into Molina and was called out although it was unclear if Molina actually applied a tag on the play. Molina stayed down after the collision and was taken off the field on a stretcher. Werth was hit by a pitch to load the bases yet again, but Utley flew to left for the third out.

Fourth time in the game the Phillies left the bases loaded.

The Phillies went 1-2-3 in the tenth. Feliz hit for Durbin and grounded to short for the second out of the inning.

Rollins was 2-for-5 with a triple and a walk in the game. 2-for-13 in the series. He’s hitting 275/338/444 for the year and .218 in June.

Werth was 1-for-3 with two walks in his only action of the series. He’s hitting 264/349/493 for the year. Victorino was 1-for-2 in the game and 4-for-13 with a double in the series. 278/346/390.

Utley 0-for-4 with a walk. 2-for-10 with a home run in the set. 309/401/636 for the year.

Howard was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI. 6-for-13 with a double, two home runs and nine RBI in the series. He’s hitting 217/319/464 for the year.

Burrell was 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBI. 3-for-9 with two home runs and five RBI in the series. 283/425/602 for the year.

Jenkins was 1-for-6 with two strikeouts. 2-for-15 with a double in the series. 266/312/420 for the year.

Dobbs was 1-for-4 with a walk in the game. 1-for-5 in the series. 359/394/500. Feliz was 0-for-1 in the game and 3-for-8 with a double in the series. 258/311/419.

Coste was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in his only action of the series. 311/369/538. He’s hitting .231 in June. Ruiz was 4-for-9 with two doubles and four RBI in the series. 230/308/316.

Cole Hamels (6-4, 3.27) faces righty Bartolo Colon (4-1, 3.41) tonight in Boston. Colon has made five starts for Boston this season. Opponents are hitting .270 against him and he hasn’t allowed a walk or a home run to a right-handed batter this season. Hamels has allowed two runs in 17 innings over his last two starts while striking out 17.


They took all the hits and put ‘em in a hit museum and they charged a people a dollar and a half just to see ‘em

A day after scoring 20 runs the Phillies managed just two hits yesterday that didn’t come from their starting pitcher. Adam Eaton and JC Romero did a nice job on the mound, but former Phils Kyle Lohse and Ryan Franklin were just a little bit better.

Pat Burrell continues to swing a hot bat — his two-run homer in the fourth was all the offense the Phillies could muster on the day

The Phillies lost to the St Louis Cardinals yesterday, falling 3-2. They are 41-29 on the season.

Adam Eaton got the start for the Phillies and went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on nine hits and a walk. Three of the hits went for extra-bases, a double, a triple and a home run. He struck out two.

Skip Schumaker led off the first with a single off the glove of Rollins. Adam Kennedy was next and he hit a 1-2 pitch out down the right field line. 2-0 Cards on Kennedy’s first home run of the season. Eaton got the next three.

Chris Duncan singled to start the second, but Eaton got Yadier Molina to hit into a double-play behind him. Pitcher Kyle Lohse popped to Howard for the third out.

Cesar Izturis led off the third with a single. Schumaker hit a ground ball to short and Izturis was forced at second for the first out with Schumaker safe at first. Kennedy singled to right and Schumaker moved to third. Ryan Ludwick was left and he singled into left-center. Schumaker scored to put the Cards up 3-0, but Burrell threw Ludwick out at second for the second out. Rick Ankiel popped to short for the third out.

Eaton threw a 1-2-3 fourth with the Phils down 3-2.

In the fifth, Schumaker singled with two outs, but Kennedy tried to bunt for a hit behind him and Eaton threw him out at first to end the inning.

Ludwick started the sixth with a walk, but Eaton got the next three.

Molina led off the seventh with a double down the left field line. Lohse hit for himself and bunted back to Eaton and Eaton made a nice play to throw Molina out at third. Lohse was thrown out trying to steal second for the second out before Izturis hit a stand up triple. Romero came in to pitch to the lefty Schumaker and struck him out to end the inning.

Cardinals don’t score in an inning where they get a double and a triple. That’s hard to do.

Romero got three ground balls in a 1-2-3 eighth.

Another 1 1/3 perfect innings from the pen. Romero has been charged with one run in 9 2/3 innings over his last 12 appearances. He needed just 12 pitches to get four outs.

The Phillies’ lineup against righty Kyle Lohse went (1) Rollins (2) Victorino (3) Utley (4) Howard (5) Burrell (6) Jenkins (7) Feliz (8) Ruiz. Jenkins in right against the righty. Ruiz catches after the big game on Friday night.

Utley walked with two outs in the first, but Howard struck out swinging behind him to end the frame.

Feliz walked with two outs in the second, but Ruiz flew to right for the third out.

Eaton led off the third with a double and Rollins moved him to third with a ground ball back to the pitcher. Victorino popped to second for the second out and Utley flew to left to leave him stranded.

Victorino can’t bring the runner in from third with one out.

Howard led off the fourth with a single. Burrell got ahead 1-0 and then drove a ball out to left-center to cut the St Louis lead to 3-2. Jenkins, Feliz and Ruiz went in order behind him.

Eaton led off the fifth with a single but was left stranded when the Phils went down in order behind him.

The Phils went 1-2-3 in the sixth with the help of two nice plays from the St Louis defense. Kennedy made a nice play in shallow right on a ball hit by Howard for the first out. Burrell ripped a ball down the third base line, but Glaus made a nice play to pick it and throw Burrell out at first for the second.

1-2-3 in the seventh. Eaton hit for himself with two outs and nobody on and the Phils down by a run. He flew to left for the third out. He got hit hard in the bottom of the inning before Romero relieved him.

The Phils went 1-2-3 in the eighth.

Still down a run in the ninth, Howard and Burrell went down to start the inning. Jenkins was next and lined a ball into right-center that Ludwick made a diving catch on to end the game. Replays clear showed that that ball was trapped, but the game was over.

Four hits for the Phils, two of which came from Eaton.

Rollins 0-for-4.

Victorino 0-for-4. Could have used a better results from him in the third.

Utley 0-for-3 with a walk.

Howard 1-for-4.

Burrell 1-for-4 with a two-run homer. He’s slugging .738 in June after Glaus took a double away from him in this game.

Jenkins 0-for-4.

Feliz 0-for-2 with a walk.

Ruiz 0-for-3.

Brett Myers (3-8, 5.34) faces 24-year-old righty Mitchell Boggs (1-0, 3.86) this afternoon. Boggs has made two career appearances, one of which was a start against the Reds on Tuesday in which he allowed two runs in five innings. He was 5-1 with a 3.28 ERA in 12 starts in the PCL this season. He doesn’t strike anyone out, but righties were hitting .193 against him and he had allowed just three home runs in 71 1/3 innings. Myers was absolutely terrible in his last outing, allowing five runs on seven hits, including three home runs, in 5 1/3 innings against the Marlins. The Phillies are 1-8 in the last nine games he has started.


The beast with two to-backs

The Phillies struggled to score runs in Florida, but they’re not in Florida anymore. In game one of a three-game set in St Louis last night, Utley, Howard and Burrell homered back-to-back-to-back in the first inning and the rout was on. With the help of a nine-run fourth inning the Phils scored 20 runs for the second time in their last 17 games.

Playing in his home town, Ryan Howard led the way with a pair of home runs and five RBI. Carlos Ruiz, struggling through a miserable season, helped carry the load with his best offensive night of the season. Ruiz was 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles and four RBI.

If the offensive explosion is something new after a brief hiatus, it was more of the same for the starting pitching. Kyle Kendrick gave the Phils another strong start. Over their last ten games, the Phillies’ starting pitcher has allowed more than three runs just once. Over the last three games, Phillies’ starters have allowed three earned runs in 23 innings (1.17 ERA).

The Phillies beat the St Louis Cardinals last night, winning 20-2 to improve to 41-28 on the season.

Kyle Kendrick got the start for the Phillies and went seven innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk. Only one of the runs was earned. Two of the hits went for extra-bases, a double and a home run. He struck out one.

He started the first up 3-0. Adam Kennedy singled with one out, but Ryan Ludwick grounded into to a double-play to end the inning.

With the Phils up 4-0 in the second, Troy Glaus and Chris Duncan singled back-to-back. It put men on first and second for Yadier Molina. Molina flew to left for the second out and pitcher Todd Wellemeyer grounded to third to leave the runners stranded.

With one out in the third, Skip Schumaker hit an 0-1 pitch out to right. It cut the Phillies’ lead to 4-1. Kendrick got the next two.

The Phillies led 13-1 when Kendrick started the fourth. Rick Ankiel led off with a double to center, but Kendrick got the next three to leave him stranded at second.

Schumaker singled with two outs in the fifth, but Kendrick got Kennedy on a fly ball to right for the third out.

Kendrick started the sixth up 17-1. Ryan Ludwick led off with a ground ball to third that Feliz didn’t handle for an error. Ankiel walked and Ludwick went to second. Glaus chopped a ball in-between short and third for a single and Ludwick scored to make it 17-2. Duncan flew to center for the first out before Molina reached on a single off the glove of Feliz to load the bases. Kendrick got out of it by getting Brendan Ryan to pop to Howard in foul territory and getting pitcher Mark Worrell to fly to right.

Kendrick threw a 1-2-3 seventh.

Seanez started the eighth with a 20-2 lead. Joe Mather singled with one out, but Seanez struck Duncan out behind him. Jason LaRue drew a walk to put men on first and second. After Howard had been hit in the top of the inning, Seanez threw a pitch behind Ryan and St Louis third base coach Jose Oquendo was ejected arguing when Seanez was not ejected. Ryan popped to short for the third out.

Condrey started the ninth. Aaron Miles reached on an error by Bruntlett at second and Schumaker moved him to second with a single. Kennedy grounded to second and Miles moved to third, but Condrey struck out Ludwick and got Ankiel on a fly ball to left to end the game.

Two scoreless innings from the bullpen in which they allow a walk and two hits. Seanez threw 19 pitches, Condrey 15.

The Phillies’ lineup against righty Todd Wellemeyer went (1) Rollins (2) Victorino (3) Utley (4) Howard (5) Burrell (6) Jenkins (7) Feliz (8) Ruiz. Jenkins in right against the righty. Ruiz catches Kendrick.

Rollins and Victorino went down to start the first before Utley hit a 2-2 pitch just out to right to put the Phils up 1-0. Howard was next and he hit a 1-0 pitch just out down the left field line and just inside the foul pole. 2-0. Burrell hit a 3-1 pitch just out to left. 3-0. Jenkins popped to second for the third out.

Feliz led off the second with a single and moved to second on a wild pitch. Ruiz banged a double into left and Feliz scored to put the Phillies up 4-0. Kendrick tried to bunt but struck out for the first out. Rollins walked to put men on first and second, but Victorino grounded out and Utley flew to right for the third out.

Burrell walked with one out in the third, but Jenkins and Feliz went down behind him.

The fourth took a while. With one out Kendrick hit a ground rule double into the left field corner. Rollins walked and Victorino followed with a single to load the bases. Utley blooped a single into center and Kendrick and Rollins both scored, putting the Phillies up 6-1. With men on first and second Howard singled back up the middle. Victorino scored to make it 7-1 and Utley went to second. Burrell walked to load the bases again. Jenkins hit a fly ball to left center deep enough to score Utley and make it 8-1. Feliz walked to load the bases. Ruiz drove a ball into right for a ground-rule double. Howard and Burrell scored and it was 10-1. Kendrick singled up the middle and Feliz scored to make it 11-1. Ankiel in center charged and threw it really hard in between third and home. An odd choice, and when the pitcher Ron Villone backing up the plate didn’t handle it Ruiz came in to score too. 12-1. Kendrick went to second on Ankiel’s error. Rollins walked to put men on first and second and Victorino hit one high off the wall in left for a double. Kendrick scored (13-1) and Rollins went to third. Utley walked to load the bases yet again, but Howard struck out for the third out.

Nine runs in the inning for the Phils without a home run. They send 15 men to the plate, drawing five walks and hitting three doubles and four singles. After Jenkins flew to left for the second out, six straight hitters reached base in a row.

Burrell started the fifth with a walk. Jenkins popped out for the first out before Feliz doubled in Burrell to make it 14-1. Ruiz grounded out and Kendrick struck out to leave Feliz stranded.

Victorino singled with one out in the sixth and Bruntlett hit for Utley. Bruntlett singled and Victorino went to second. Howard hit a 1-1 pitch out to right. 17-1. Taguchi hit for Burrell and popped out. Jenkins popped to second.

Ruiz singled to center with one out in the seventh, but Kendrick and Rollins both struck out to leave him stranded.

With two outs in the eighth, Russ Springer hit Ryan Howard in the leg with a pitch and was ejected. La Russa argued and was also ejected. Taguchi moved Howard to second with a single before Jenkins blasted a ball to left-center for a double that scored both runners and put the Phils up 19-2. An infield single by Feliz moved Jenkins to third. Ruiz singled into center and Jenkins scored to make it 20-2. Dobbs hit for Kendrick and flew to center for the third out.

Second baseman Aaron Miles set Rollins, Victorino and Bruntlett down in order in the ninth. The only 1-2-3 frame of the game for the Cards.

Rollins was 0-for-4 with three walks. He’s 10-for-his-last-51.

Victorino was 3-for-7 with a double.

Utley was 2-for-3 with a walk and his 22nd home run of the year. Three RBI give him 61.

Howard 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI.

Burrell 1-for-1 with a home run and three walks. 5-for-his-last-12 with a double and two home runs.

Jenkins was 1-for-5 with a double and three RBI.

Feliz was 3-for-5 with a double, a walk and an RBI.

Ruiz 4-for-6 with two doubles and four RBI in his best day with the bat this year. Seven and eight in the order combined to 7-for-11 with three doubles and five RBI.

Adam Eaton (2-3, 4.62) faces righty Kyle Lohse (7-2, 3.92) this afternoon. The Cards have won the last five games that the former Phil Lohse has started. Lohse has thrown to a 2.17 ERA in those games, but he’s only gotten an out in the seventh once in his last ten starts. Lohse has allowed just one home run to a right-handed batter this season (Carlos Lee). Eaton is 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his last three starts. Over his last six starts he’s walked just six batters.


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