Sunday, May 19, 2013

2008 Upper Deck Phillies World Series Champions #PP-23 Chad Durbin

Reds 10, Phillies 0
Game 43 - Saturday Afternoon, May 18th in Philadelphia
Record - 20-23, 3rd Place, 4 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies were shellacked by the Reds, 10-0, and never even had a chance in the middle game of the series.

What It Means:  As I mentioned yesterday - no consistency.  They look great one day, and appear completely lifeless the next.  The Phils can still win the series with a victory this afternoon.

What Went Wrong:  Kyle Kendrick suffered his first rough outing of the year, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings.  Over the final three innings, the bullpen failed to keep the game even remotely close.  B.J. Rosenberg (3 runs in 1 1/3 innings) and Chad Durbin (2 runs in an inning) were the main offenders.

The offense managed seven hits, while going 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position.

Featured Card:  This loss was by no means Durbin's fault, and the game was well out of hand before he surrendered two meaningless runs in the top of the ninth inning.  But how much longer can the Phils stick with Durbin?  His ERA stands at 8.10 in 13 appearances this year.  There's got to be a better option available at Triple-A.

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