Friday, August 10, 2012

2009 O-Pee-Chee #146 Chad Durbin

Braves 12, Phillies 6
Game 111 - Wednesday Night, August 8th in Philadelphia
Record - 50-61, 5th Place, 18 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Kyle Kendrick is not a very good starting pitcher.

What It Means:  The Phillies were going for their third series win in a row, but it was not to be.  After a brief visit to fourth place, they're now back in last.

What Went Wrong:  Kendrick allowed six runs in his 3+ innings of work before getting yanked.  The Phillies tied it up, 6-6, behind Ryan Howard's three-run home run in the fifth.  But the Phillies bullpen failed again, allowing six unanswered Braves runs in the seventh and eighth innings.

Featured Card:  Former Phillie Chad Durbin picked up the win in this ballgame, pitching a scoreless sixth inning.  Durbin is having a nice little year as a set-up guy in the Braves bullpen, compiling a 4-1 record and a 3.07 ERA.

The Phils could use a reliable reliever like Durbin these days.

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