At this point, winning one game out of three is actually a success for the Phillies. Sadly, the way they lost the two games this week were just atrocious. One being a seven run extra inning meltdown and the other? Well, I am unsure how to describe the Wednesday night game. It was simply pathetic.
Matt Carpenter had an interesting Wednesday night, but was not truly successful for most of the series. He was 1-11 with a double, run, an RBI, and four walks. Three of those walks came in the first extra inning game on Tuesday night. Phillies pitching struck Carpenter out a total of four times in the two games. Overall, they were able to shut him down for the series despite the losses.
Phils Grade: A
Mike Leake held the Phillies at bay for six solid innings on Tuesday night. The offense was unable to get anything going at any point. However, they were able to scratch out a run near the end of Leake’s night. He only allowed five baserunners the entire night on two walks and three basehits. The righty was able to set down five hitters on strikes. Another difficult evening for the Phillies offense.
Phils Grade: D