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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Game 42: Phils bats rendered silent by career 1.405 WHIP (26-16)

Daisuke Matsuzaka is basically an average pitcher, who has always been known for walking a fair amount of batters. On a night when line drives were being snagged and bloop hits were falling in for hits, the Phillies could only register 1 hit through 7.2 innings against the Sox starter. They did walk a few times against him however, but were ultimately shut out. Kyle Kendrick didn't look terrible tonight until the 5th inning when it all came unraveled. He gave up 3 doubles in the inning and allowed four runs to cross which put the Phils down 5-0.

Antonio Bastaro (he looked very good striking out 3 of the 4 batters he faced), Nelson Figueroa, and David Herndon combined to finish out the final 4.1 innings while allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk. However, the Phillies offense was dormant all night and were subsequently shutout.

Nothing really to critique Charlie on tonight.

The Phillies try to win the series tomorrow as Roy Halladay goes up against Tim Wakefield.


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