I am not really sure what to say here. I suppose I could attempt some form of analysis, but that may be a little too rational for me right now. Matt Garza is a pretty good pitcher. He looked like Tom freaking Seaver. The Phillies managed one hit, a bloop single in the top of the first by Jimmy Rollins, and proceeded to be retired in order until Juan Pierre walked in the sixth inning. They managed to avoid the shut out by letting Carlos Marmol walk in a run.
Ty Wigginton’s hit streak is over. The offense didn’t work the count and didn’t make contact as evidenced by Garza’s ten strikeouts. I suppose the only solace you can take from this shit storm is that Kyle Kendrick didn’t ruin everything. 5-1 Phillies loss.
Turn the page. Vance Worley goes up against Chris Volstad. I think they should let a half crippled Ryan Howard hit on account of how much he has killed him over the years.
editor’s note: I would post a box score, but there is too much blood.