Phillies Step Down to Another Level of Bad

Phillies step down to another level of bad in an 11-3 loss. What can one say about this game that hasn’t already been said for painful rectal itch?

To the Game

Phillies salute their servicemen and woman pregame. Alec Bohm continues his rapid downward spiral with two more errors and Andrew McCutcheon added a third. The two gaffes give Bohm 7 errors thus far this season. At least the youngster knocked two base hits with an RBI.

In the fifth inning, Alex Verdugo was attempting to score and Bohm cut off Andrew McCutcheon’s throw and fired to second base.
Good play right? Except Jean Segura was not near the bag. Replay made it look that Bohm could have had a play at the plate as Verdugo blew a tire and slowed considerably.

Verdugo went 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Xander Bogearts posted a 2 hit night driving in a pair. Rafael Devers was 2 for 4 with two runs scored, a walk, and 3 knocked in. Martin Perez was not very dominating but didn’t need to be with 6 innings of work with 5 hits, 3 earned runs, a walk, and 7 strikeouts.

The Struggles Continue

The Phils, as a team were rung up 13 times with Bryce Harper responsible for 3. Harper is now 2 for his last 20 with ten strikeouts. Philadelphia did have few bright spots. Jean Segura banged a two-run homer in 3rd and went 3 for 4. Starter Aaron Nola went five innings with 7 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 free pass while striking out 9. Vince Velasquez, who was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday, pitched an inning and a third allowing nothing but strikeouts, with 3.

Boston, despite the run production. Struck out a total of 17 times. Help on the way? Spencer Martin finally gets his chance Saturday.
This will cheer you up. As bad as it was, at least they weren’t the Pirates who got throttled by Atlanta, 20-1 or the Mariners getting handled by San Diego, 16–1. But the Phillies step down will not feel better with other losses.

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