The lineup the Phillies used for their Thursday night game in San Francisco didn’t seem especially intimidating. With Roman Quinn, Sean Rodriguez, and Andrew Knapp scheduled to start, it figured that the Phillies might have some trouble scoring runs. That turned out to be an understatement.
I’ll let Harry Doyle sum up last night’s action:
The Indians at least managed to somehow score a run, something the Phillies didn’t come particularly close to doing. Madison Bumgarner allowed just one hit and one walk in his seven innings, and the Phillies managed just one base runner against the Giants’ bullpen in the eighth and ninth.
Aaron Nola was on the mound for the Phillies, and it wasn’t the ace’s best night, giving up three runs in five innings. In a way, it’s a relief that Nola didn’t waste one of his best starts on a night when the Phillies didn’t put together anything even resembling an offensive rally.
The Phillies have three more games in San Francisco. I’d say that they have nowhere to go but up after Thursday, but considering how pathetic they’ve looked offensively, I’m not sure that’s true.