Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 7/7/12
Last night was just another sad example of 2012 Phillies baseball. It's almost guaranteed that Kendrick could have gone eight innings last night. He was at 89 pitches. 89 pitches, Charlie. Antonio Bastardo blew the game after surrendering five two-out runs in the eighth inning. The Braves got away with a win against the Phillies bullpen last night when they couldn't get to the starter. The Phillies fell 11 games under .500 for the first time since 2002. Tonight they'll try to figure out a way to win behind  a pitcher who has a good history against the Braves. Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85 ERA). Joe Blanton has been a helluva rollercoaster-type pitcher. He can shutdown one night, but in his next start he can get lit up early. In his last start, on Sunday against the Marlins, Blanton tossed six innings of three-run ball, allowing six hits while striking out seven. Blanton took the loss after his offense failed to produce. The last time Blanton faced the Braves, way back on May 3rd, he tosse...
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