Where to start?
The offense? Shut down by a guy with an ERA over seven entering the game.
The starting pitching? Average, but nothing special.
The relief pitching? <shudder>
That’s right, Willson Contreras and Jason Heyward had themselves a night. A combined 5 for 9 with five runs scored and nine RBI, they were the wrecking crew that demolished the Phillies. Contreras had two home runs, Heyward one. Ian Happ and Kris Bryant chipped in home runs to help the cause, but it didn’t really matter much.
The game wasn’t exactly out of hand when Vince Velasquez exited in the sixth, having only surrendered four runs, but the bullpen decided to change the complexion of the game by giving up eight runs over the next 3 1⁄3 innings. It was an abysmal performance and the perfect place to sto—
Oh the offense?
Yeah, they got walked eight times, left 13 men on base as a team and only scored one run.
Against Tyler Chatwood.
The Phillies will try again tomorrow against Jose Quintana.