Things can only go up from here, right? Is this rock bottom? Are we going to start to play better? Can I finally stop crying myself to sleep over this team? I doubt it! Let’s dive in and discuss!
I will say I was a little surprised at how bad of an offensive game this was from The Phillies. We only scored two runs on seven hits, despite being the hottest offensive team in baseball. The only run support we got was from Andrew Knapp and Phil Gosselin. The goose is batting .348 and has driven in ten RBI’s. Knapp’s batting .471 and has driven in six RBI’s. The only other hits we got were from Scott Kingery, J.T. Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins, and Jean Segura. With Realmuto having two of the seven hits on the day.
Of all the pitchers I expected to have a down day, that player was not Aaron Nola. Nola has been lights out during the last three games having an ERA of 0.89. However, Ace Nola was not there today it would seem. He only made it through 2.3 innings, as he allowed four runs on six hits, while walking three, and striking out three batters. I have no doubt Nola will bounce back his next start.
The bullpen is trying to kill me, this much I know. Things somehow got worse than they did in the previous game. McClain and Irvin allowed seven runs on eight hits through 2.2 innings of work. They also allowed one walk while striking out three batters. Deolis Guerra and Jojo Romero pitched a perfect 1.2 innings of baseball, allowing no, hits, walks, no runs while striking out three batters.