So, how about that Tyler Goeddel? I mean, I totally knew that was going to happen, and certainly I haven't been randomly whisper-shouting "SEND HIM BACK" during his at bats for the past two weeks. I know what I'm doing.
Goeddel was the best part of this ho hum, rather annoying loss to the Marlins. He had three hits and one RBI. Maikel Franco had an RBI, and so did Carlos Ruiz. With such few runs, you might think that they didn't get a lot of hits. Well, you'd be wrong. They had 10 hits, but to go along with that, they were 1-for-13 with men in scoring position, and they left 10 men on base. You just can't do that and expect to win a game. Even against the Marlins.
Also with three hits was, of course, Odubel Herrera, who continues to not. Quit. On. Anything. Three singles, and counting this game, he's been on base in 35 of the last 36 games. That is a LOT! I love him. Odubel for president!
Jerad Eickhoff earned himself a quality start, whatever that means. Six innings, three runs, six hits, and four strikeouts. It wasn't the best start, but it was, of course, quality. Three runs won't really win or lose a game for you. If you have three runs, you usually need to do something before the other team does. Three runs: the white noise of baseball.
But the best part of the game was definitely Tommy Joseph's first major league hit.
Tommy Joseph's first major league hit pic.twitter.com/cF70KZcBv2— chris jones¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@LONG_DRIVE) May 17, 2016
Even though I know it's not the likeliest thing in the world, I want this kid to succeed so bad.
The Phillies get another shot at the Marlins tomorrow night. Let us all hope that it's better than tonight's game was.