Dodgers Feast On Phillies Pitching

The Dodgers came to town today and the in-flight food service must have been seriously lacking on their way to Philly.  Because they were really hungry by the time the game started.  They snacked on Phillies pitchers like they had been starved for weeks.

The tastiest morsel was Kyle Kendrick; he allowed 5 earned runs on 8 hits and 2 walks.  A 6th run was unearned on the first of Jimmy Rollins’ two errors tonight.  When things start to go bad, things really go bad.  For instance, Rollins tripped over second base and fell over during what should have been a sure out.  Dodgers say, “Yum, yum! Me love scoring runs!”

Cookie Kendrick.jpg

The snack turned into a 7-course meal when David Herndon gave up 4 runs in the 6th after the Phillies offense had finally scored 3 runs the prior inning.  Herndon pitched a perfect 5th inning, but lost his command in the 6th.  Prior to that, Antonio Bastardo allowed a run of his own.  The lefty Bastardo was just added to the roster after outfielder John Mayberry was sent back to AAA.


The count.jpgAfter the 7-course meal in the 6th, the Dodgers were still hungry in the 7th when Danys Baez came in to pitch.  They ate him up to the tune of 2 more runs.  I suppose that was desert.  With a 13-5 lead, the Dodgers were bordering on pure gluttony.  Even The Count was tired of counting runs at that point.

Former Phillie Vincente Padilla handled the Phillies offense well until he met Ross Gload.  He was the one Phillies player who tried to join in on the feast.  Going 3 for 5 in the game, Gload hit not one, but two 2-run homers.  He was a one man wrecking crew. 

Rookie Domonic Brown had 4 RBI on a sac fly and then his very first major league home run.  He got the final 2 RBI in the 9th on a double.  The homer was not as exciting as it should have been considering the 13 runs on the board for the Dodgers.  Also, Brown has not played well in the outfield and needs a LOT of work on his fielding and hitting the cut-off man.

But back to the Dodgers; 13 runs would just not suffice.  JC Romero came in to pitch the 9th inning and the Dodgers began to salivate again.  Romero hit the first batter and gave up a 2-run homer to the 3rd batter.  With one huge 2-run chunk already taken out of his back side, Romero let the Dodgers have another nibble.  He walked the pitcher, George Sherrill.  It was Sherrill’s very first at-bat in his career.  Not that is embarrassing.  Wow.

Out of 7 Phillies pitchers tonight, only Jose Contreras and Chad Durbin did not allow a run.  The final score of this vomit-inducing nausea-fest was 15-9.  Good news?  9 runs.  Bad news?  Phillies pitching.

Roy Oswalt will pitch tomorrow night.  Hopefully, in his first outing at home in a Phillies uniform, Oswalt can tame the ravenous Dodgers.  Game time is 7:05pm.

 

Kendrick photo by Jenn Zambri Photography; Sesame Street characters by Jim Henson

*Read more about the Phillies at my other home page, Phightin’ Phils Phorum in the My Team Rivals network*

 

5 Comments

HI PHILLIES,I BET YOU FELT PRETTY BLUE TONIGHT.HOW DO YOU LIKE PADILLDAS SOAP BUBBLE..DODGER BLUE WILL WIN AT LEAST TWO OUT OF THREE GAMES.GET READY BRAVES,WERE NOT SCARED OF YOUR STUIPD INDIAN CHAT.

DONT COUNT THE DODGERS OUT PHILLY FANS,YOU GUYS ARE A GREAT TEAM I ADMIT,BUT DODGER BLUE WILL PREVAIL,WE WILL NOT FINISH IN THIRD PLACE,I PROMISE,DODGERS WILL BE IN THE WILD CARD IN THE END.WE PROVED TONIGHT THAT WE CAN SCORE BIG RUNS,WITH RUNNERS ON BASE,IM SICK ND TIRED OF EVERBODY BASHING THE DODGERS. 11 WORLD TITLES IN ALL,HOW ABOUT YOU PHILLIES,HOW MANY,THATS WHAT I THOUGHT.SEE YOU TOMMOROW NITE,ARE YOU READY TOO GET BEAT UP AGAIN.LOVE AND PEACE BABY

OldBlue – Exactly what part of anything I wrote indicated to you a “bashing” of the Dodgers? It is very rude to assume such things. I have friends who are Dodgers fans and hold no ill will towards them. If anyone needs to stop bashing, it is you. Grow up.

Jenn,
LOL. Love your sense of humor girl! In fact I recomended your post.
Are you attending any of the games?
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

Hey Emma…thanks :O) Wish I was going, but I have had an insane week here. Not been feeling well either…have tix to the Giants series next week so hoping I will better by then!

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