Offense: A Puzzle
The Phillies offense can put up crooked number runs quickly and often. Right now, the offense is a puzzle. Five singles and one double last night added up to their second straight defeat, the first time they’ve lost two in a row since April 25-27.
Adding to the puzzle: the Phillies are 1-6 against left-handed starters at Citizens Bank Park.
Jamie pitched well enough to win. Chad give up his first runs at home since 8/29/09 but it didn’t matter because there was just one single run on the board.
Series ends this afternoon and then the Red Sox come to town for the start of interleague play.
When Moyer, 47, faced Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, 20, it was the largest difference in age between a batter and pitcher since 1972 (Expos’ Tim Foli, 21; Dodgers’ Hoyt Wilhelm, 40), according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Elias also reported the Mets’ Angel Pagan is the first player to hit an inside-the-park homer and start a triple play since 9/25/55. The player do did it then? Phillies shortstop Ted Kazanski.
On The Farm
Lehigh Valley played a normal 9-inning game last night. On Monday, they ended a road trip with a 15-inning game at Gwinnett, GA. The next night at home, they went 16 innings. Both marathons were 1-run losses.
It added up to 9 hours, 31 minutes of baseball in a span of 28 hours and 39 minutes.
Clearwater third baseman Cody Overbeck leads the Florida State League in doubles (15), home runs (10) and slugging percentage (.662), is tied for the most hits (49) and second in RBI (31). That’s MVP stuff.
Jayson Werth, 31.