PHILADELPHIA >> Aaron Harang took another step toward major league obscurity Monday night, giving up five earned runs on eight hits over a quick five inning stint against what lately has been the worst team in baseball, and the Phillies jerseys successfully gained a game in the race for the No. 1 draft pick with a 7 2 loss to the Atlanta Braves jerseys.
Harang (5 15), perhaps saved from a 20 loss 2015 campaign only by a stint on the DL earlier in what should be his only Phillies jerseys season, got the night started right by giving up a leadoff double to cheap Nick Markakis jersey and a two run home run to cheap Freddie Freeman jersey in the first inning.
couldn do a whole lot; we couldn string any hits together, the Phillies jerseys interim manager said. Then he promptly pointed out that long struggling leadoff man cheap Cesar Hernandez jersey managed two hits in the game, and he talked of rookie cheap Aaron Altherr jersey triple in the first (which didn net a run) and his terrific catch in the eighth on cheap Michael Bourn jerseye that saved a run. Then there was the pinch home run by career minor leaguer cheap Brian Bogusevic jersey to gloat over. Not enough positives on this night?
crushed that ball, Mackanin said of the Bogusevic bomb. we just couldn get any offense going. In the wake of an ohfer in four trips to the plate, however, Ryan Howard had no problem keeping it real.
Asked for his take on the state of Phillies jerseys baseball, circa Sept. 2015, he said, really don have anything for you guys.
know, when you facing any team, I don care how bad they going, every team at the big league level has a dangerous lineup, Mackanin said. if you don make pitches, you going to get hurt.
sound like a broken cheap baseball jerseys record, Mackanin said, not bothering to skip to the positives when it came to his starting pitcher. always boils down to location and command of your stuff. Aaron had made a few bad pitches.
The first inning uprising may have been a shock to the Braves jerseys (55 83), since they had won exactly once in their previous 20 games, and had sunk to within one game of the MLB bottom feeder Phils (now 53 85, thank you very much). They were coming off a three game wipeout in Boston that had given them six losses in seven games.
Pedestrian by Atlanta recent standards, but still bad enough to boo.
Considering the way these teams are streaking for the season finish line since Aug. 14, the Braves jerseys and Phillies jerseys were a combined 10 34 coming into this game Philadelphia beLabored fans turned out in appropriate droves. we were in Boston they had a packed house. . It more fun when you win. When you win, you pack the house.
just got to keep moving forward, Positive Pete added. every day behind us. We don see a lot of positives, but you know, we find a positive out of every game we play and we build on that.
Harang, seemingly built for games like these, actually was shown some support by his teammates. They had Atlanta starter cheap Williams Perez jersey (5 6, 5.42 ERA) in trouble for the first three innings, scoring a run courtesy of a leadoff double by Hernandez and an Altherr sacrifice fly in the third to get to within one.
But it didn take long for Harang to put it out of reach, giving up a single to cheap Jace Peterson jersey (three hits) and an RBI double to cheap Andrelton Simmons jersey to start the fourth inning. After getting two outs, Harang made the call to intentionally walk Markakis for the second straight time.
That strategy had worked in the second, but this time it only set the stage for a two run double by Hector Olivera, putting the Braves jerseys up by 5 2. Harang would soon be done.