Win: Drew Storen (2-1) - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K
Loss: Michael Stutes (2-1) - 1 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K
X-Factor: Ian Desmond - Ian Desmond hit a GW Grand Slam in the top of the 11th. Dumb.
- The Phillies first round pick J.P. Crawford, who signed with the Phillies on Tuesday, was at Citizens Bank Park meeting the team, coaches, and spent some time in the broadcast booth with Tom McCarthy and Chris Wheeler.
- Ben Revere extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
- Michael Young's home run in the 1st gave him his 1000th and 1001st career RBIs.
- Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown went a combined 0-8 with 7 Ks.
- The Phillies had 4 hits. In 11 innings. Maybe these past two bullets should be lowlights.
- The only Phillies starters with hits were Revere (1), Young (2, Professionally), and Ruiz (1).
- Chase Utley went 0 for 4 with 3 fly-outs in his game with AA Reading.
- To end on a good note, Kyle Kendrick went 7.2 IP giving up 2 hits and 1 ER with 6 Ks. For some reason Manuel pulled him in the 8th after 92 pitches and no one on base.
- Jayson Werth(less) went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI including the game-tying RBI in the top of the 9th. He still is the worst.
- Alfonso Marquez. Talk about a small strike zone. I usually don't like to complain about strike zones, but tonight was ridiculous and ended up ultimately playing a part in the deciding blow to the game. If you watched the game, listened to the game, you know that not a single person thinks Marquez was correct in calling what should have been strike 3 to Ian Desmond a ball. Even Charlie was barking to Marquez. If you follow me on twitter you know how heated I was. We were thiiiiiiis close to sweeping the Nationals, and gaining serious momentum into the Mets series this weekend. I'm not blaming it on Marquez, because the anemic offense was out tonight, but that missed call led to a grand slam. A grand slam. -TT
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