Final: Phillies 2, Indians 14.
WP: Zach McAllister (2-3, 3.30 ERA) LP: Roy Halladay (2-3, 6.75 ERA)
I'm starting to think that the Drew Carey Show's theme song "Cleveland Rocks", created in 1997 for the hit sitcom, was meant just for tonight's game at Progressive Field 16 years later. Without a doubt, the Indians rocked Roy Halladay in his outing tonight, as he gave up eight runs in just three and two-thirds innings of work. Doc gave up a total of three home runs, all of which were two-run dingers.
The bleeding didn't stop there, as Chad Durbin and Raul Valdes each themselves gave up two home runs to the opposing Indians lineup. That would add up to be seven total allowed by the Phillies pitching staff. Ouch. Ryan Raburn was the only Indian to have a total two home runs tonight, one off of Chad Durbin and the other off of Raul Valdes.
According to Todd Zolecki on Twitter, tonight is the fourth time since 1916 that the Phillies have allowed seven home runs in a game: 1939, 1999, 2005 and now 2013.
CSN and 94WIP's Reuben Frank also provided another interesting, yet painful statistic via Twitter: "The Indians' 7 homers have traveled 370, 389, 354, 388, 375, 383 and 348 feet. That's about half a mile [.494 of a mile]."
Possibly the single bright-spot for the Phillies tonight came from their newest addition to the club, Delmon Young. In his first at-bat as a Phillie, he crushed a solo shot to right-center field in the top of the second inning. He ended up going 2-3 in his '13 debut. He was hit by a pitch in his second plate appearance tonight by Zach McAllister.
Cliff Lee will take on his former team, the one he won the 2008 AL Cy Young Award with, for the first time Wednesday evening in the series finale of this shortened series. He will oppose Trevor Bauer. Expect Delmon Young to see some fielding time to get ready for the return back home to Citizens Bank Park. First-pitch will be at 7:05 pm ET.
Game Summary after the jump.
Starting Pitching Summary:
Roy Halladay (2-3, 6.75 ERA)
Zach McAllister (2-3, 3.30 ERA)
Innings Pitched: 3.2
Total Pitches Thrown/Strikes: 76/44
Earned Runs: 8
Walks Allowed: 2
Home Runs Allowed: 3
Innings Pitched: 7
Total Pitches Thrown/Strikes: 106/70
Earned Runs: 2
Walks Allowed: 1
Home Runs Allowed: 2
In the 'Pen:
Chad Durbin (4th, 5th): 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2 HR, 7.00 ERA
Raul Valdes (6th, 7th): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR, 7.98 ERA
Phillippe Aumont (8th): 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 3.52 ERA
Nick Hagadone (8th): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 2.45 ERA
Matt Albers (9th): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 3.52 ERA
Carlos Santana homers to right, Jason Kipnis scores. 2-0 CLE
Mark Reynolds homers to right center, Jason Giambi scores. 4-0 CLE
Delmon Young homers to right center. 4-1 CLE
Lonnie Chisenhall homers to right, Mark Reynolds scores. 6-1 CLE
Asdrubal Cabrera singles to right, Ryan Raburn and Drew Stubbs score. 8-1 CLE
Ryan Raburn homers to left, Jason Giambi scores. 10-1 CLE
Michael Brantley homers to right, Drew Stubbs scores. 12-1 CLE
Chase Utley homers to center field. 12-2 CLE
Ryan Raburn homers to left. 13-2 CLE
Drew Stubbs homers to left. 14-2 CLE
Wednesday, May 1, 2013; 7:05 pm EST
Philadelphia Phillies (12-15) vs. Cleveland Indians (11-13)
Cliff Lee (2-1, 3.03 ERA) vs. Trevor Bauer (0-1, 5.40 ERA)
Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP
Matt Rappa is a contributor for Buzz on Broad. You can find him on Twitter at @mattrappa.