Black Hole of Offense: Phillies at Reds Game Thread, April 17, 2013

Al Bello

Someone please score a run. Please please please please.

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I'm begging you, Phillies. Please score some runs. I don't care how. Just do it. This is what your job actually is. The main job of 89% of the starting lineup is to score runs. So score them. Please.

I don't want to say these low scoring games are boring, because sometimes there's an amazing pitchers' duel going on. But it's not like last night's pitchers, Kyle Kendrick and Homer Bailey, are particularly exciting to watch. And the night before, with Cliff Lee and Bronson Arroyo? You could take a healthy nap during the time it takes for one of Arroyo's pitches to go from his hand to the catcher's mitt.

In the end, I don't care if the game could be a viable substitute for Ambien. The point is to win. However, the only way you can win a baseball game is to score at least one run. And most of the time, you need more than that. So get on it.

John Lannan and his 2.44 ERA take on Mike Leake and his 6.75 ERA tonight in the second game of the day, and the first full one.

Are there ways the Phillies could win games without scoring runs? Are there ways of scoring runs that they haven't tried yet? Discuss that and the game in the comments below.


Current Series

Reds lead the series 1-0

Philadelphia Phillies
@ Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Kyle Kendrick vs Homer Bailey

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Wed 04/17 Suspended
Wed 04/17 7:10 PM EDT


John Lannan

#27 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies

6-4

235

L

L

Sep 27, 1984


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - John Lannan 0-0 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.0 8 4 4 0 1 7 2.77 .69



Mike Leake

#44 / Pitcher / Cincinnati Reds

5-10

185

R

R

Nov 12, 1987


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Mike Leake 0-0 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 16 9 9 2 6 6 6.75 1.83


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