Phillies Notes: Offense sputters again vs. Marlins

Phillies Notes: Offense sputters again vs. Marlins

May 5, 2013, 9:00 pm
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After winning the first two games of their weekend set with the Marlins, the Phillies scored just two runs on Saturday and Sunday, lost both games, and split the series.

The weekend grew worse following Sunday's brutal 14-2 loss when Roy Halladay said he's experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder. Halladay gave up nine runs in 2 1/3 innings and Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said he expects the team will have to put Halladay on the disabled list (see story).

The Phillies (14-18) now head out on a seven-game West Coast road trip. They will begin a three-game series with the Giants on Monday night and then move onto to Arizona for a four-game set with the Diamondbacks, starting Saturday.

Here are a few leftover notes from Sunday's debacle:

• A game after getting shutout on one hit, the Phillies’ offense generated just two hits against Marlins’ starter Kevin Slowey through the first seven innings. The Phillies finished the game with just four hits — singles from Michael Young, Jimmy Rollins and Ben Revere and a double from Freddy Galvis — and went hitless from the third to the eighth inning.

• Roy Halladay wasn’t the only wild pitcher throwing for the Phillies on Sunday. Though he hit Justin Ruggiano twice, relievers Raul Valdes and Jeremy Horst also hit batters. With six walks and 13 hits, the Marlins saw a lot of pitches from the stretch on Sunday afternoon.

• Ruggiano got his payback on the HBPs with a pair of homers. He hit a solo shot off Chad Durbin in the eighth before adding a two-run jack in the ninth off Horst.

• Adeiny Hechavarria was the slugging star for the Marlins, belting a bases-loaded triple off Halladay in the first inning and a grand slam in the third. Headed into the game, Hechavarria had three RBIs this season and 18 RBIs in 58 big-league games. Against Halladay, Hechavarria had seven RBIs by the third inning.

• Slowey earned his first win of the season and his first win since Sept. 10, 2010. In his last 15 starts headed into Sunday's game, Slowey was 0-10 with a 5.46 ERA.

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