Mon 9/15/14 – Sun 9/22/14
Monday: Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was fined an undisclosed amount of money and suspended 7 games by the MLB for his obscene gesture after blowing his save opportunity against the Miami Marlins. The Phillies fell to the San Diego Padres 1-0. Marlon Byrd and Dom Brown were the only players to get a hit for the Phillies as the team was held to only 2 hits. Jerome Williams received his 7th loss of the year as he went 7 2/3 innings, gave up 3 hits, 1 run but the run was an unearned run, walked 2, and struck out 6.
Tuesday: The Phillies fell to the Padres 5-4. Freddy Galvis went 1 for 2, with 2 runs scored, drove in 2 RBIs, walked twice, and hit his 3rd home run of the season. A.J. Burnett received his 17th loss of the year as he went 5 2/3 innings, gave up 8 hits, 5 runs but only 4 earned runs, walked 4 batters, and struck out 4.
Wednesday: The Phillies have high interest in the latest Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas. Tomas is a 23 year old outfielder who is said to have middle of the order type of power. The Phillies are said to have a substantially more amount of interest in Tomas than they had in newly signed Cuban Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo who signed a seven year, $72.5 million deal at age 27. Since Tomas is seen by a better player than Custillo and is four years younger than him, there have rumors that Tomas’ deal could exceed $100 million. The Phillies beat the Padres 5-2. Ben Revere went 2 for 5 with 2 RBIs and stole his 46th base in the victory. Cole Hamels picked up his 9th win of the year as he went 7 innings, gave up 7 hits, 1 run, walked 1, and struck out 9.
Thursday: Catcher Carlos Ruiz said that he has been playing with a sore left shoulder all season and it will be checked out after the season. The Phillies fell to the Padres 7-3. Ben Revere went 3 for 5 with 1 RBI and stole his 47th base of the season. Kyle Kendrick received his 13th loss of the year as he went 5 innings, gave up 6 hits, 3 runs, walked 5, and struck out 2.
Friday: Dom Brown had all Phillies fans buzzing about him being possibly traded as he posted an Instagram photo saying a caption, “It’s been great. Time to move forward, Thanks for everything #love”. Later in the comments section we all found out that he broke up with his girlfriend after a fan asked if he was traded to the Cleveland Indians. The amount of hoopla social media can create with anything in this world and especially sports. Additionally to this drama, Phillies 2012 1st round pick Shane Watson was suspended for 50 games for a positive test of drug abuse. The Phillies fell to the Oakland Athletics 3-1. Ryan Howard went 1 for 4, with 1 run scored, 1 RBI, and hit his 22nd homer of the year. David Buchanan received his 8th loss of the year as he went 6 2/3 innings, gave up 6 hits, 3 runs, walked 2, and struck out 6.
Saturday: The Phillies defeated the Athletics 3-0. Freddy Galvis went 1 for 4 with 1 run scored, with 2 RBI, and hit his 4th homer of the year. Jerome Williams picked up his 6th win of the year as he went 7 innings, gave up 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Williams also made history with his win as he was the first pitcher to beat one team, three times, and with three different teams.
Sunday: The Phillies fell to the A’s 8-6 in 10 innings. Marlon Byrd went 2 for 5 with 3 RBIs in the loss. A.J. Burnett received the no decision as he went 4 1/3 innings, gave up 3 hits, 6 runs, walked 6, and struck out 3. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez received his 1st career MLB loss as he went 1/3 of an inning and gave up the game winning 2 run walkoff homer by A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson.