The Phillies have been shutout 4 straight games at Citi Field. Last night was the worst one yet. Harry Doyle said it best...
Ross Gload is nursing his groin, but is available for pinch hitting duties. Carlos Ruiz missed last night with a sore right quad (probably did that while attempting to elude the victory mob), but is expected back in the lineup today. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley are both aiming for a Tuesday comeback to start the Giants series. Greg Dobbs and Domonic Brown would likely be sent down.
Ol' Girl Parts twirled another dandy. Last year's "unlucky" excuse by Sabermetrics was infuriating, but this this season there's no deny his unluckiness. A 7-9 record should not match up with a 3.33 ERA and more than a strikeout per inning pitched. Cole has 1 win in 9 starts since the beginning of July, but his ERA over that span is a sparkling 2.43. Jamie Moyer had 9 wins in 19 starts with a 4.84 ERA, there's absolutely no excuse for the Phils offense to be so putrid in their support of Hamels. Get him some W's!