The Phillies fell to the New York Mets 5-4 in 11 innings on Sunday but still took the series 2 out of 3 wins. Jimmy Rollins went 1 for 3 with 1 run scored and an impressive 3 walks. 3 Phillies went 2 for 4 in third baseman Cody Asche, outfielder Marlon Byrd, and catcher Wil Nieves. Cole Hamels had a quality start wasted as he got the no decision and he went 7 innings, walked 3, 10 strikeouts, and threw around 120 pitches. Jeff Manship got the loss as he went 1 1/3 inning, gave up 4 hits, walked 2, and gave up 1 run. After being demoted to Triple-A, utility man Freddy Galvis broke his collarbone and will be out for 6-8 weeks. Outfielder Darin Ruf is coming closer to being 100% as he rehabs his sore oblique and utility man Cesar Hernandez was called up from Triple-A.
The Phillies were off on Monday but returned home on Tuesday as they fell to the LA Angels 4-3. This game was a big deal because it was Mike Trout’s first game in Philly. Trout got a standing ovation as it seemed that the entire city of Millville, New Jersey (which is Trout’s hometown) was at the game. Ryan Howard went 1 for 3 and picked up his 22nd RBI of the year. Cliff Lee turned in a good start but took the loss as he went 7 innings gave 6 hits, 4 runs, and struck out 7. Third baseman Cody Asche had a very rough night as he had three errors in the ball game. The Phillies were shutout 3-0 by the Angels on Wednesday. Chase Utley 2 for 4 with a double in the loss. A.J. Burnett struggled in this one as he went 5 innings gave up 7 hits, 3 runs, and walked an astonishing 5 batters.
Darin Ruf was taken off of the disabled list but was then demoted to Triple-A. The Phillies were off on Thursday but were shutout for the second time in a row by the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Friday night. Cody Asche rebounded on the offensive side of his game as he went 3 for 4 in the shutout loss. Kyle Kendrick took his 4th loss of the season even though he turned in a good start as he went 7 innings, gave up 4 hits and 3 runs. This was the Phillies fourth straight loss.
The Phillies snapped out of the losing against the Reds as they won 12-1 on Saturday. The offense finally woke up as Marlon Byrd, Cody Asche, and Dom Brown. Marlon Byrd went 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored, Asche went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs, and Brown went 2 for 5 with a homer, 2 runs scored, and 5 RBIs. Cole Hamels turned in another good start and this time he got a positive outcome with his first victory of the year. Hamels went 7 innings, gave up 3 hits, 1 run, walked 2, and struck out 10.