Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett had a bad day against the LA Dodgers on Sunday. Yet, it really didn’t matter. Because the Phillies offense could not hit the broad side of a barn. And Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett took full advantage in the no-hitter and the Phils’ 7th shut-out loss this year.
Not to take anything away from Beckett, but the Phillies just plain sucked. Even when Beckett was having issues throwing strikes and the Phillies collected 3 walks, they still could not make anything happen. After one of the walks, Domonic Brown stepped to the plate and swung at the first pitch he saw, flying out to center.
When that stupidity was not happening, the Phillies were just swinging and missing.
By the 5th inning, I was nearly in a coma due to extreme boredom. The only thing keeping me awake was an annoying 6 year boy next to me who kept kicking me in the leg. And he was a Dodgers fan…thanks, kid. Thanks to your ignorant parents as well.
So while the Phils got beaten on the field and I got beaten by a small child, the Dodgers just kept hitting. At least the Phillies defense was kept busy, I guess. Bright side? ….Nah.
The sky may actually be falling. Cliff Lee is on the DL and today, Cody Asche joined him with a hamstring injury. It also looks like Burnett may be having more issues with that hernia, judging from his last two outings. With a 21-26 record, things are not going well for the Phillies. Understatement? Yup, probably.
Care to relive today’s no-hit massacre? Check out the full Photo Album. At least I got some pre-game shots of new rookie pitcher David Buchanan, so it was not a total loss.
The Rockies are in town tomorrow. Game time is 5:05pm.
Happy Memorial Day everyone!
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Photos by Jenn Zambri Photography