Phillies lose 7-4, Close all Bridges

Baseball is just one frustrating sport, actually make that all of sports. Phillies blow the 4-0 lead they once had and lose 7-4 to the Mets. Drink drink drink drink the night away.

It was a crazy sports day around the Philadelphia area tonight, the Flyers were playing a few feet away from Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies were playing the New York Mets, and the 76ers were playing so this meant if you are a Philly sports fan you were either drunk or having heart attacks tonight.

The Phillies yet again got out to the early lead off of two run home run from Hunter Pence, Mr. Pence sure is starting to hit some of these balls deep out of ballparks in the last few days. With that deep fly to left center field Pence now has seven home runs on the season. I just wish he would stop swinging at the first pitch out of the strike zone every at bat, opposing pitchers are never going to throw him a strike on the first pitch if he keeps doing this.

Joe Blanton pitched tonight for the Phillies and he looked to continue his dominance from his last outing where he pitched a three hit shutout in Atlanta.

Joe Blanton pitched a hitless scoreless first three innings tonight against the Mets, he ran into some trouble in the top of the fourth inning but was able to pitch his way out of the jam and not allow more than one run.

Blanton could not get out of the seventh inning jam and left the game allowing a run in the inning, he was later charged with two more runs because the bullpen sucks.

Joe Blanton pitched 6.2 innings tonight and allowed four runs off of five hits, then the Phillies went to the arson squad bullpen and basically lost the game.

Chad Qualls has to be the worse reliever in baseball,

If you want to see the horrible sequence of the bullpen here you go.

The Phillies continue to have the worst bullpen ERA in the major leagues.

The name of the game this year for the Phillies is to push across early runs, the Phillies pushed a across another run in the bottom of the second inning off of a Pete Orr RBI single to centerfield, later in the inning Shane Victorino doubled to left to score two Phillies runs. Too many games this year I have seen the Phillies get out to the early lead only to blow it late.

It was the 216th sellout tonight at Citizens Bank Park, there was Pockets of empty seats everywhere. It was the smallest sellout since the streak began.

John Mayberry Jr. had the best night I think of all season, making great contact with the ball  all night long, something I have not seen in past games. Mayberry went 2 for 4 tonight.

Phillies next game is tomorrow night where Cliff Lee will pitch for the first time since April 18th, Lee pitched ten shutout innings in that game but the Phillies could not score a win and lost the game. Lee went on the disabled list the next day with a strained oblique muscle. Lee has pitched two pain-free bullpen session and is ready to go tomorrow night. Dillon Gee will pitch for the New York Mets.

Some Other Notes 

Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo was fined an undisclosed amount by MLB for his comments about Hamels beaning Bryce Harper. I guess if you talk you get fined.

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Two Hits

Yeah you need to drink to watch this offense, not just one drink, you need about 10 drinks to watch this offense wale away at pitches.

The Phillies only had one hit through the first eight innings today, that hit was a leadoff single in the bottom of the first inning from Jimmy Rollins.

The Phillies made Cubs righty Matt Garza look like a fricken Cy Younger out there, it was really hard to even watch this game this afternoon. Garza pitched seven innings of shutout ball, then the Cubs went to the bullpen and the Phillies could still not hit them.

Phillies were able to get the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning somehow, the Phillies would get a run off of a bases loaded walk but could not get anymore and lost to the Cubs 5-1.

The Cubs would score first this afternoon after a leadoff double, a misplayed ball out in right field by Hunter Pence where Pence came in but the ball went over his head, then an RBI ground out in the top of the second inning. Kendrick would however got out of the inning with only allowing one run, it could have been a lot worse.

The Cubs would manufacture another run in the top of the third inning, the doom starts to set in because you really don’t know if this offense will be even able to come back from a 2  nothing deficit.

Joe Mather took Kyle Kendrick deep for a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning giving the cubbies a 3-0 lead, that was just Joe Mather’s second home run since his rookie season of 2008.

Kendrick pitched six innings today and allowed two earned runs off of five hits today, at least he went three innings more than his last start.

Juan Pierre again proved that he completely sucks at everything in this game today, in the bottom of the first inning with Hunter Pence at bat he tried to go to second on a wild pitch and was thrown out. Now explain this to me, how does Mr. speedy boy get thrown out at second on a wild pitch? Yes he sucks that much.

213th consecutive regular season sellout today at Citizens Bank Park.

It was the Phanatic’s birthday today guys, The Phillie Phanatic made his debut 34 years ago at Veterans Stadium.

Phillies next game is tomorrow night against the Chicago Cubs at 7:05 Pm EST, this will be the final game of this short home stand as the Phillies will go to Atlanta and to Washington on this next road trip that starts Tuesday.