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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It's May 9th, All Over Again... 

Entering this season the Phillies had been 14-5 against the Diamondbacks over the last three seasons (2004-2006) and hadn’t lost the season series to the D-backs since 2003. With a 1-4 record against them this year, that isn’t a possibility any longer. Last night’s 11-5 loss to the D-backs was a minor disaster for the team, which had been playing so good for so long. Alas, the Phillies are mired at .500 and sit a full eight games behind the New York Mets. It’s not quite time to start thinking about the wildcard, but …

Let’s just say that there was a lot to be discouraged about from last night:

-I am sure Ryan Howard will be fine, but the sight of him limping in the game wasn’t good and probably filled people with terror and dread.

-Jon Lieber surrendered five runs in his half of the game.

-The Phillies bullpen gave up another six runs, but none of them were earned. Going into last night’s game the Phillies had give up twelve unearned runs. Last night alone they surrendered six. Ouch. I think someone needs to chat with the Phillies about their defense, because they are playing terrible in the field again. Their Defense Efficiency Ratio (DER) is amongst the worst in the N.L. and they have committed a boat-load of errors. I am unimpressed.

Tonight is Jamie Moyer vs. Randy Johnson, a rematch of the pitching matchup from the Phillies 9-3 win over the D-backs on May 9, the Phillies sole win over the D-backs this season. Let’s hope this game goes as well as that one did.

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