One night after breaking their longest losing streak of the season, the Phillies got right back to their losing ways. The hitting and pitching from last night both disappeared and the Phillies fell to the Giants 9 to 2.
Former Phillies closer and World Series Champion, Brad Lidge, will sign a ceremonious 1-day contract tomorrow and then retire as a Phillie. Tomorrow is essentially Brad Lidge night at CBP. He will also throw out the first pitch to none other than Carlos Ruiz.
Tonight, we get our first real glimpse of the future of third base for the Phillies. Cody Asche, a top Phillies prospect, will make his first start, batting sixth and playing third base.
The Phillies topped the Giants by a score of 7 to 3 tonight to snap a season high eight-game losing streak. In a shocking turn of events, the offense actually showed up tonight to back up some solid pitching.
The Tigers completed their sweep of the Phillies in embarrassing fashion this afternoon. The Phillies have now lost eight straight games since scoring 13 against the Mets on July 19, all but sealing their fate as sellers in the next few days. Things started off just fine for the Phillies, but then the wheels fell off on the way to a 12 to 4 loss.
Lets be honest, we all saw this one coming. With Cliff Lee scratched, Raul Valdes got the start for the Phillies and this loss was written in stone before the game started.
The Phillies may be losing on the field currently, but they did win something last night. The Phillies won the competition to sign Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Gonzalez is a big international signing for the club and could pay dividends in the future, as other Cuban defectors like Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig have for their respective clubs.
The Phillies dropped their sixth consecutive game tonight as they still have yet to have their bats shipped to them on this road trip. The offense was embarrassed yet again, managing only one run on four, yes, four total hits.
The Phillies were swept by the Cardinals for the first time since 2006 when they lost 3 to 1 tonight. To put that in perspective, the last time the Phillies were swept by the Cardinals, I was 15, people still used mySpace (not me, way too cool for that) and the Phillies were still two years from being World Champions for the second time in their history.
At a terrible time, as the trade deadline approaches, the Phillies dropped a series to the lowly Mets. After a high scoring win on Friday, and a comeback that fell just short yesterday, the Phillies were shutdown by the Mets and their young Ace, Matt Harvey by a score of 5 to 0.
For who? My teammates. For what? To win.