The Phils came close to winning their fourth straight last night, but Rosenberg and Diekman combined to surrender seven runs in the eighth and ninth, all seven of which came on the four home runs they allowed. Rosenberg started the eighth with the Phils down 2-1, pitching for the third straight day, and allowed back-to-back-to-back home runs to the three right-handed hitters he faced to put the Phils in a…

April 15, 2014

J-Roll’s lack of energy and positive influence force Rosenberg to allow five of the six men he faces in the eighth to reach base as Phils fall again

His lack of energy and positive influence is a powerful force not to be trifled with. If only the Phils had found a way to work Freddy Galvis in to the mix. The Pirates probably would have just quit before the game even started and everyone could have just gone out for some pie. Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 5. Manship, De Fratus and Diekman combined to allow two runs over the…

March 14, 2014

Take two

Wasn’t a lot better than the first one. The Phils fell to Toronto for the second straight day this afternoon, losing 7-5. Cliff Lee started the game, coming off of a 2013 campaign in which he was the best Phillie by a wide margin. He went two innings in the game, allowing a run on two hits while striking out three. He allowed a run on back-to-back doubles to righties…

February 27, 2014