Angels defeat Phillies 3-0
Phillies Tweetcap 5/14: Angels score runs in the first three innings, which is enough for Garrett Richards to top the punchless Phils 3-0.
— ThatBall’sOuttaHere (@FS_TBOH) May 14, 2014
Emotional reaction immediately after the game
This offense is saddening.
Less emotional reaction after thinking about it a bit
Maybe at some point they’ll beat an American League team. Maybe.
A.J. Burnett‘s early season control issues re-emerged as he walked five batters in his five innings. Although considering the offensive futility, that was really the least of their concerns.
The Phillies have an off day before a weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Link of Interest
The Good Phight – The tale of the Phillies and the dying home run
The Phillies offense has struggled lately. And while the team doesn’t really excel at any facet of hitting, the most pressing concern may be the lack of home runs. Their top home run hitter is on pace for 30 homers, and nobody else is even on pace for 20. Unless players like Chase Utley and Dom Brown start hitting more balls over the fence, the Phillies will likely continue to have problems.
Tweet of Importance
The bad news: The Phillies are 1-8 vs. AL this year. The good news: The Phillies are 16-13 vs. NL Better news: No more AL games ’til August. — John Stolnis (@FelskeFiles) May 15, 2014
Time to make some hay against the National League, am I right?
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