Red Sox 5, Phillies 2 (Game 2 - 7 Innings)
Game 39 - Tuesday Night, September 8th in Philadelphia
Record - 21-18, 2nd Place, 1 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The bullpen faltered again as the Phillies dropped the second game of this double header, 5-2.
What It Means: Corey Seidman had a depressing Tweet following this loss. The four relievers acquired by the Phillies - David Phelps, Brandon Workman, Heath Hembree and David Hale - have pitched 21 1/3 innings, allowing 18 earned runs and 10 home runs for a 7.59 ERA. That's not great.
What Happened: Phelps entered in the 6th with the game tied, 2-2. He walked Jackie Bradly, Jr. to start the inning and then allowed a bomb of a home run to Bobby Dalbec. Dalbec drove in an insurance run in the 7th with a single to center off Hembree.
Vince Velasquez turned in a decent outing, striking out 9 over his 5 innings of work and allowing a pair of runs on 7 hits. JoJo Romero also looked solid with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Rhys Hoskins had a pair of hits, but flew out to right to end the game with two runners on the bases.
Featured Card: Meghan Montemurro Tweeted the Phillies are 0-11-8 in double headers since they beat the Rockies twice on September 9, 2012. That's scary given the Phillies will play four more double headers over the final 2 1/2 weeks of the regular season. Ty Wigginton featured prominently in the Phillies' Game 2 win, eight years ago today.
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