Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 6/12/13
The Phillies took a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning Wednesday, but were unable to hold on as Minnesota surged back to win the ballgame 4-3. The Phillies have now lost a season-high five straight games as they fall to 31-35 on the season. Wednesday’s game was the same type of nightmare they experienced the day before. Their starting pitching was okay, but labored and could not go deep enough. The offense got the team out to a lead but fell silent in the middle and late innings, and the bullpen just could not get the job done with the lead. Bullpen woes continue Who can you count on? There seems to be a finite number of pitchers that keep getting opportunities to pitch in big spots and none can ever get the job done. With Cloyd leaving after five innings, the Phillies needed help from the bullpen and did not get it. Antonio Bastardo allowed three straight hits to start the eighth, which allowed the Twins to tie the game and put the eventual winning run on base. Joe Savery allowed a run in
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