Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Phillies loss to Yankees shows lack of depth

The Phillies lost to the New York Yankees last night. Roy Halladay tried to hard to pitch to the World Champion Yankees last night, the result wasn't too good. Halladay pitched 6 innings giving up 8H and 6R on the night with 3HR as the Phillies lost 8-3.

The Phillies did have a nice rally in the 4th inning, it was great to see them scoring runners with the bases loaded, something that seemed really difficult for them in the last month. They scored 3 runs in the 4th but that would be all they would score on the night.

Shane Victorino didn't have a good game, he went 0-5 on the night leading off. C.C. Sabathia pitched very well and had the Phillies off balance. The rest of the Phillies lineup didn't fare to well either, DH Ben Francisco has been anemic and 0-4 while his batting average stands at .241 on the season.

The Phillies bench and support players have shown themselves to be ineffective on the year. Ross Gload has a .208 BA on the year, and fill in Juan Castro has a .222 BA on the year. This has all added up to making the Phillies not very good. The Phillies seem mired in inadequate play and the supporting players have got to start picking it up if the Phillies are going to do anything towards making the team better.


Bench and support players through Monday:

Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H HR RBI SB BA
4 SS Juan Castro 38 37 112 105 7 24 0 12 0 .229
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H HR RBI SB BA
9 SS Wilson Valdez 32 33 102 99 8 24 0 9 1 .242
10 UT Greg Dobbs* 31 39 69 63 3 9 1 5 1 .143
11 UT Ben Francisco 28 32 63 54 5 14 0 5 1 .259
13 UT Ross Gload* 34 36 48 47 4 10 2 7 0 .213
Team Totals 32.2 61 2330 2061 272 531 56 259 28 .258
Rank in 16 NL teams 16 12 14 9 15 10
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H HR RBI SB BA
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/16/2010.

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