When It rains, it pours, especially with the Phillies. I’m starting to wonder if sports, coming back was a bad thing. Since their return, it’s been nothing but heartbreak and sadness. If it’s not one thing, then It’s another with this team. Enough with my tears, lets head into the game!
The Good! Bryce Harper continues his MVP ways going 1-3 with his sixth Home-run of the season, along with his sixteenth RBI. Harper is also the first Philly to homer in Buffalo Since Jack Clements did it in 1885 during a doubleheader. McCutchen continues his hitting streak by going 2-4. During this eleven game stretch, he’s gone twelve for forty, with nine RBI’s and three walks. We only managed to muster up two runs on six hits. It wasn’t a great offensive day from one of the hottest offensive-minded teams in baseball.
Spencer Howard showed more of why he was such a commodity in the Phillies system. He was dealing, and if not for a shortened game, he would have gotten more time. In 3.2 innings, he allowed five hits, one run while walking two and striking out five batters. With a shortened game, however, Girardi went to his bullpen, as horrifying of a thought that is I side with him.
The bullpens up and down ways continue, after going through a stretch of success. Let’s discuss the good first. Blake Parker and Jose Alvarez allowed one hit, one walk, and struck out one batter during 1.1 innings of work. Jose Alvarez, you sir will be in my prayers, he took a 105 mile an hour line drive to his nuts. Yet somehow was able to throw out the man on first. He’s currently on the ten-day injury list with a testicular contusion. God speed Jose, rest up, and heal buddy! Now the bad! Tommy Hunter and Delios Guerra combined for two runs, five hits, through 1.1 innings of work. One can only hope we get reinforcements as The Sprint To The Finish wages on.