Tag: Sean O’Sullivan

Phils get a little literal with the not hitting thing

Two hits for the Phils this afternoon, both singles and neither before the seventh inning, as the Braves topped them 9-1. They have an official spring training record, but I’m not going to tell you what it is. Partly because it’s depressing and partly because it involves ties. The line has to be drawn somewhere.

Okay, 2-10 with two ties. They’ve been outscored 17-2 over the last two days.

Not a lot went well today. Nice outings by David Buchanan and Bastardo were pretty much the highlights. Sean O’Sullivan, who had pitched very well in the early going, was charged with six runs over 2 2/3 innings.

Buchanan started the game for the Phillies and pitched well again, allowing a single and a walk over three scoreless innings. He dropped his ERA to 1.50 with the outing. He’s struck out just three in six innings, but with an 0.67 ratio.

O’Sullivan was next and he entered the game with very nice numbers as well, having thrown five scoreless innings in two times out. He threw a 1-2-3 fourth before allowing a run in the fifth on a solo homer by Dan Uggla that was followed by an Andrelton Simmons double. He returned for the sixth and was hit hard. He faced eight hitters in the frame and was charged with five runs. Single, two-run homer by Edward Salcedo, out, out, single, single, single, two-run triple by Jordan Schafer.

Overall he went 2 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and no walks. Two home runs, a double and a triple in the game. Came into the outing with fantastic numbers and leaves with a 7.04 ERA and a 1.56 ratio.

Kyle Simon took over for O’Sullivan with two outs in the sixth and a man on third. He struck out Christian Bethancourt to end the inning.

First official appearance for Simon. He’s struck out one in a third of an inning. The 23-year-old righty threw to a 4.45 ERA and a 1.41 ratio in 56 2/3 innings of relief at Double-A Reading last year.

Antonio Bastardo struck out Mark Hamilton in a 1-2-3 seventh.

Great results for Bastardo so far. 1.69 ERA and an 0.79 ratio. Six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

Jake Diekman pitched the eighth and allowed three runs on three hits. Evan Gattis led off with a double to right, Phillip Gosselin singled Gattis home with one out and Todd Cunningham hit a two-run homer with two down.

Diekman has a 9.00 ERA and a 1.80 ratio after a rough outing today.

The Phillies scored one run on two singles. They walked three times in the game.

Frandsen singled Gwynn home with two outs in the seventh. Reid Brignac singled to left to start the eighth, but Cesar Hernandez grounded into a double-play behind him.

Gwynn started in center and went 0-for-2 with a walk to drop his average to .214.

Frandsen is hitting .182 after going 1-for-3.

Brignac is 2-for-8 after singling in his only at-bat.

Galvis (.120), Howard (.160) and Hernandez (.125) all 0-for-3.

Brown is hitting .080 (2-for-25 with two singles) after going 0-for-3.

Asche 0-for-1 with a walk. He’s hitting .143 (3-for-21 with a two doubles and a home run). Still looking for his first single.

Byrd 0-for-2 with a walk to drop his average to .346.

Burnett is expected to pitch tomorrow afternoon as the Phils face Baltimore.

Michael Stutes is off the 40-man roster, leaving the Phils at 39.


And the hits are not forthcoming

The Phillies and the Braves played to a 2-2 tie this afternoon. The Phils got a nice start and three more solid innings from Sean O’Sullivan, but managed just five hits, all singles, in the game.

O’Sullivan started the game for the Phils and went three shutout innings, allowing three singles and a walk. The Braves put men on first and second on a single and a walk with one out in the first, but O’ Sullivan retired the next two hitters on a pair of ground balls to keep them off the board. He allowed a two-out single in the second and another in the third.

O’Sullivan struck out three in two scoreless innings in his first official appearance. After two appearances, he’s thrown five shutout innings in which he’s struck out five while allowing three singles and a walk (0.00 ERA and an 0.80 ratio). Again, the 26-year-old righty had a 6.14 career ERA over 193 2/3 innings in the majors before throwing to a 3.96 ERA in 25 innings for the Padres in 2013. He didn’t pitch very well last year, despite the ERA under 4.00, as opponents on-based .393 against him. He’s pitched really well in two chances with the Phils so far.

Kevin Munson followed O’Sullivan and allowed a run on three hits and two walks over two innings. Three of the first four men he faced in the fourth reached on two singles and a walk, but he held the Braves to a single run in the frame. He allowed a one-out walk to Freddie Freeman in the fifth, which was followed by a Ryan Doumit single, but Chris Johnson lined into a double-play to turn Atlanta away.

Still not a good outing for the Rule 5 pick. After three appearances, he’s allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings. That’s a 2.08 ERA, but with a much more telling 2.08 ratio as well.

Antonio Bastardo made his third spring appearance in the sixth. He allowed a two-out single, but struck Joey Terdoslavich out swinging to end the frame. He retired the first batter in the seventh before allowing a double to BJ Upton and was pulled.

Over three appearances, Bastardo has allowed one earned run on four hits and no walks over 3 1/3 innings (2.70 ERA and a 1.20 ratio).

Diekman followed Bastardo, allowing a hit and a walk over one innings and leaving with one out in the eighth and men on first and second.

Five hits and a walk over three innings in three appearances for Diekman. 6.00 ERA and a 2.00 ratio.

Brad Lincoln entered the eighth with one out and men on first and second. Sebastian Valle threw a runner out trying to steal third, but Lincoln walked the first two hitters he faced and unloaded a wild pitch before getting a popup to short to end the frame. He came back for the ninth and allowed a run on a double, a single, a Tommy Joseph passed ball and his own throwing error.

The run that scored was unearned. Lincoln still has a 0.00 ERA after three appearances, but a 1.64 ratio after 3 2/3 frames. He’s allowed two runs, both of which are unearned.

The Phillies scored two runs in the game. Kevin Frandsen singled Abreu home in the fourth and back-to-back singles by Frandsen and Cameron Rupp to start the seventh led to the second run.

Frandsen started at first and went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. He came into the game 1-for-8 and is now 3-for-11 with three singles (.273).

The Phillies had five hits in the game, all singles. Rupp 1-for-3 (1-for-7 so far), Abreu 1-for-2 (.167 with five walks), Ruf 1-for-4 with a strikeout to drop his average to .294.

Clete Thomas started in center and went 0-for-3. He’s still looking for his first hit. Rollins 0-for-3.

Brown 0-for-2 with a walk, dropping his average to .125 (2-for-16 with two singles and three walks).

Utley started at second and went 0-for-2 (.167). Hernadez took over for him in the fifth and also went 0-for-2 (.111).

Split squad action against the Yankees and Tigers tomorrow.


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