Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 4/24/13
Full Box Score The Phillies were shut out for the fourth time this year losing Tuesday night to the Pirates 2-0.  In perspective, the Phillies were only shut seven times all of 2012.  Cole Hamels pitched 8 strong innings allowing 2 runs while striking out 6 and walking only 1 batter.  Hamels’ counterpart, left-hander Jeff Locke pitched 6 shutout innings of 2 hit baseball making the Phillies offense look feeble which is not hard to do these days. That’s not saying the Phillies did not have their chances to score.  They wasted a leadoff triple by John Mayberry Jr. in the fourth by running on contact with no outs on a Ben Revere ground ball.  It was said in the post-game press conference that it was Charlie’s decision to run on contact in that situation which I wholeheartedly disagree with.  Then with 1 out and Domonic Brown on second and Ben Revere on first, Erik Kratz hits into an inning-ending double play to thwart the Phillies threat. The Pirates scored their runs in ...
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