Originally written on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Final

Phillies 7, Twins 11

WP: Nick Blackburn (3-4, 7.68 ERA)

LP: Kyle Kendrick (2-6, 5.08 ERA)

A game that had many ups and downs, for both teams, ultimately fell in favor of the Minnesota Twins of the American League Central division.  

Kyle Kendrick lasted just four innings, giving up six runs over eight hits.  While the Phillies scored seven runs over 14 total hits, their offense production simply was not enough to secure the victory.

After trailing 5-0 going into the fourth inning, the Phillies trimmed their deficit significantly. Getting four hits and one walk to lead off the inning from Jim Thome, they brought home four runs.  Michael Martinez picked up his first run batted in of the season with a two-out single to right field.

The Phillies had rallied again in the 6th.  Trailing 8-4, an RBI bases-loaded ground out by John Mayberry and a two-RBI single from former Twin Jim Thome brought the Phillies to within one run of tying the game.  

Unfortunately, the bullpen was not able to throw effectively tonight.  They gave up five of the 11 total runs scored by the Minnesota Twins.  The Phillies have now dropped three straight games.  Lefty ace Cole Hamels takes the mound tomorrow afternoon, as he will look to improve to a (9-3) record on the season.

Attendance: 32,622

Starting Pitching Summary:

  • Kyle Kendrick: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR, 5.08 ERA
  • Nick Blackburn: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 7.68 ERA

In the 'Pen:

  • Joe Savery (5th, 6th): 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 4.12 ERA
  • Brian Duensing (6th): 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 3.48 ERA
  • Alex Burnett (6th): 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 2.30 ERA
  • Jared Burton (7th): 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 3.65 ERA
  • B.J. Rosenberg (7th): 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR, 21.60 ERA
  • Jake Diekman (7th): 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 4.50 ERA
  • Glen Perkins (8th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR, 3.51 ERA
  • Chad Qualls (8th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 4.68 ERA
  • Matt Capps (9th): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 2.96 ERA

Scoring Summary:

  • Bottom of the 1st (Phillies 0, Twins 1): Denard Span homers (2) on a fly ball to right field.
  • Bottom of the 2nd (Phillies 0, Twins 3): Trevor Plouffe homers (10) on a fly ball to left field. Ryan Doumit scores.
  • Bottom of the 2nd (Phillies 0, Twins 4): Ben Revere singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence. Jamey Carroll scores.
  • Bottom of the 2nd (Phillies 0, Twins 5): Joe Mauer singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence. Denard Span scores.
  • Top of the 4th (Phillies 1, Twins 5): Ty Wigginton grounds out. Jim Thome scores.
  • Top of the 4th (Phillies 2, Twins 5): Michael Martinez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Ben Revere. Carlos Ruiz scores.
  • Top of the 4th (Phillies 4, Twins 5): Jimmy Rollins doubles on a fly ball to third baseman Trevor Plouffe, deflected by left fielder Josh Willingham. Mike Fontenot, Michael Martinez score.
  • Bottom of the 4th (Phillies 4, Twins 6): Joe Mauer doubles (14) on a fly ball to center fielder Shane Victorino. Denard Span scores.
  • Bottom of the 5th (Phillies 4, Twins 7):  Trevor Plouffe singles on a ground ball to center fielder Shane Victorino, deflected by shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Ryan Doumit scores.
  • Bottom of the 5th (Phillies 4, Twins 8): Jamey Carroll doubles (9) on a line drive to left fielder Juan Pierre. Trevor Plouffe scores.
  • Top of the 6th (Phillies 5, Twins 8): John Mayberry grounds out. Carlos Ruiz scores.
  • Top of the 6th (Phillies 7, Twins 8): Jim Thome singles on a line drive to left fielder Josh Willingham. Michael Martinez, Jimmy Rollins score.
  • Bottom of the 6th (Phillies 7, Twins 9): Josh Willingham homers (12) on a fly ball to center field.
  • Bottom of the 7th (Phillies 7, Twins 10): Jamey Carroll singles on a line drive to center fielder Shane Victorino. Trevor Plouffe scores.
  • Bottom of the 7th (Phillies 7, Twins 11): Ben Revere singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Jamey Carroll scores.
What's Next:
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012; 8:10 pm EST
  • Philadelphia Phillies (29-34) at Minnesota Twins (25-35)
  • Cole Hamels (8-3, 2.93 ERA) vs. P.J. Walters (2-1, 4.42 ERA)
  • TV: CSN
  • Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP

Matt Rappa is a contributor for Buzz on Broad. You can find him on Twitter at @mattrappa.

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