Game 1: L 5-2
Game 2: L 7-4
Game 3: L 10-6
Runs scored: 12
Team batting average: .300 (33-for-110)
- Singles: 24
- Doubles: 6 (Rollins 1, Polanco 1, Galvis 1, Ruiz 1, Victorino 1, Orr 1)
- Triples: 2 (Pence 1, Galvis 1)
- Home runs: 1 (Pence 1)
Stolen bases: 2 (Pierre 1, Orr 1)
Runners in scoring position: .242 (8-for-33)
Runs allowed: 22
- Starters: 8 (Halladay 2, Blanton 4, Lee 2)
- Relievers: 14 (Papelbon 3, Qualls 1, Schwimer 2, Kendrick 5, Contreras 2, Sanches 1)
Team ERA: 6.67
- Starters: 3.66
- Relievers: 14.73
Strikeouts: 22 (7.33 K/9)
Walks: 11 (3.67 BB/9)
- Starters: 1.017
- Relievers: 2.591
Errors: 2 (Orr 1, Pence 1)
This [expletive] bullpen. Holy crap! Just one glance at those numbers will show you the reason why the Phillies got swept in this series. And then there’s this juicy tidbit. Assuming each game stopped after six innings, the Phils would have tied game one — OK, probably lost anyway since there are no ties (except in All-Star Games) — while winning the next two 4-1 and 4-2.
Still…14 runs in 7.1 innings of work. The bullpen is the dog who just [expletive] all over the house. Time to shove their noses in it.
Did you really expect me to give some other score? Sure, the starters were solid, and the bats actually did show up late in the third game, but the bullpen and the lack of sustained offense in the other two games washed that away.
At least Charlie finally said something.
This team has been in situations like this before, but can they dig themselves out of this particular hole?