Phils Swept in Double Header:
The Phillies lost both games of their Friday night double header. In the night cap Chan Ho Park pitched and surrendered just one run in four innings, striking out four and walking none. Geoff Jenkins contributed all three RBIs with a two-run double in the fourth and a sac fly in the sixth.
In the early game, Brett Myers was touched for five earned runs in three innings, yielding homers to Scott Rolen and Kevin Millar. Myers was working on his changeup, which he used only 7 percent of the time last season, according to Jason Weitzel’s 2009 Phillies Annual.
THE BATTLE FOR NUMBER 5:
Kyle Kendrick pitched Wdnesday against Team USA. Kendrick’s line (2 2-3 innings, 5 hits, 4 ER) appears worse than how he actually pitched. Team USA got to him in the third with a series of well-placed singles and a wind-blown home run to left by Chipper Jones. He was also hurt by some sloppy fielding, with the Phillies committing three errors, including two by Ryan Howard.
Kendrick composure wasn’t good or professional, which is where the real trouble lies for pitching coach Rich Dubee. Dubee stated Kendricks reactions were “poor” and “unacceptable.”
Here’s our updated chart:
(Some Recaps of non televised games were edited from a Beerleaguer correspondent’s report)