Saturday, April 25, 2015

Park out after 3 1/3, Phillies starters continue to struggle

From this vantage point, it just looked like Chan Ho Park couldn't find the strike zone with any consistency. He threw 48 pitches in the first inning, twice allowing hitters to battle back from an 0-2 hole and force a full count that resulted in RBI hits.

Park out after 3 1/3, Phillies starters continue to struggle

From this vantage point, it just looked like Chan Ho Park couldn't find the strike zone with any consistency. He threw 48 pitches in the first inning, twice allowing hitters to battle back from an 0-2 hole and force a full count that resulted in RBI hits.

His final line: 3 1/3 innings, five runs, all earned, seven hits, three walks and two strikeouts.

Park allowed four runs in the first inning, throwing 48 pitches in a frame that lasted 27 minutes.

Six of the nine batters he faced in the first inning took him to three balls.

Phillies starters have now combined to pitch just 29 innings. By the end of this game, Phillies relievers will have combined to pitch either 23 or 24 innings, depending on whether the Rockies bat in the bottom of the ninth.

J.A. Happ, who lost out on the fifth starter's job, is third on the team with 4 1/3 innings pitched.

The good news for the Phillies is that Chase Utley and Jayson Werth continue to do their respective things (they've both reached base twice today, and Werth has driven in Utley twice). Raul Ibanez has also added another RBI, bringing his season total to five, although he has grounded into two double plays.

The score here at a damp Coors Field is 5-3 in the top of the sixth.

You can go back to watching the Masters now.

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