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.
Reds lead the series 1-0
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
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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#27 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
Sep 27, 1984
|2013 - John Lannan||0-0||2||2||0||0||0||0||13.0||8||4||4||0||1||7||2.77||.69|
#44 / Pitcher / Cincinnati Reds
Nov 12, 1987
|2013 - Mike Leake||0-0||2||2||0||0||0||0||12.0||16||9||9||2||6||6||6.75||1.83|