Saturday, June 04, 2016

Losing streak broken, can Phils start building again?

Velasquez pitched a fairly solid game last night, he got into a little trouble giving up 3 BB and 2 ER but struck out 6

The Brewers consecutive wins against the Phillies was broken last night at 8 games. The Brewers had beaten the Phillies at home at Citizens Bank Park from April 8, 2014 to last night. That's an impressive run but the Phillies still hold a 24-21 all-time record at Citizens Bank Park against them despite this winning streak.

The reasons for all of the losses lately has been an anemic offense. The team couldn't score runners on base in scoring posiition, going 0-12 with RISP in the 3 games prior to last night's win. The Phils now sit in 4th place in the NL East at 26-27, a solid 6 GB off the pace of the Nationals.

Vince Velasquez pitched a very solid game but was taken out of the game before he could have become the pitcher of record in the game, and that didn't sit too well with him. Last night was the first time that Velasquez has pitched against the Brewers. Andrew Baily picked up the win last night for the Phillies.

Pete Mackanin has had so many people out in right field, he drew a blank at the name of the player who hit an RBI for him out there at the post game conference for a moment, it was Johnny Paredes. Is it that difficult to get an every day player for this Phillies team?

Tom McCarthy screamed, "And the Phillies have scored 6-runs against a starting pitcher," after Andres Blanco hit a 3-run HR last night, it sounded as if they had won the NL East or something with that call. I'm sure he didn't mean it to sound that way but it was almost sarcastic sounding.

The Phils won 6-3 last night, as the 4-game series with the Brewers rolls on tonight and then tomorrow afternoon.

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