Game 93 - Tuesday Night, July 20th in St. Louis
I've been out of town for work . . . Yet I somehow still feel the need to post these miserable game summaries. What is wrong with me?
With trade rumors swirling (Ben Sheets?) and the starting rotation shook up (welcome back to Allentown, Kyle Kendrick), the Phillies continued their mediocre ways, losing for the 4th time in 5 games. The team managed just 3 hits through the first 6 innings, before back-to-back doubles from Jayson Werth and Shane Victorino in the 7th resulted in their first, and only, run.
Starter Jamie Moyer left the game with an elbow strain after the 1st inning, yielding to the just recalled Drew Carpenter. Carpenter allowed 3 runs over 3 innings as he was saddled with his first Major League loss. Before signing off for the night, radio announcer Larry Andersen summed up the teams' (and their fans') complete befuddlement with the simple question, "Where do we go from here?" (Perhaps a quick trip to Woolworth?)
With the loss, the Phils fall to a season-worse 7 games behind the division leading Braves, and even the NL Wild Card seems like a distant daydream at this point.