You recall, of course, that Ted Williams had occasional horrible at-bats? It's the nature of the game.
Of course it is, but it doesn't make it any less disappointing in the moment.
Of course, every hitter, even the best, have bad at bats.
One run in 13 innings is a rough day for the entire offense. Pitching has been great today but sooner or later, someone will make a mistake.
Called strike (83.6 mph slider)Ball (94.8 mph two-seam fastball)Swinging strike (83.2 mph slider)Swinging strike (87.7 mph slider)
Rosell Herrera strikes out swinging.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Pablo Lopez replaces Nick Anderson.Swinging strike (83.9 mph slider)Ball (86.6 mph slider)Foul (95.8 mph two-seam fastball)Swinging strike (86.3 mph slider)
Pablo Lopez strikes out swinging.
Ball (85.9 mph slider)Foul (84.3 mph slider)Swinging strike (85.8 mph slider)Swinging strike (87.1 mph slider)
Brian Anderson strikes out swinging.
What an outing be Arano! If this is what a trip to Lehigh Valley does, let’s send Alvarez down and recall Ramos next.
Pitching Change: Wei-Yin Chen replaces Nick Anderson, batting 1st.Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Aaron Altherr replaces Victor Arano.Called strike (90.8 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (69.9 mph curveball)Foul (82.6 mph changeup)Foul (91.8 mph four-seam fastball)Called strike (91.6 mph four-seam fastball)
Aaron Altherr called out on strikes.
It's a thought... although considering that Arano's returning to the form of last season, and Alvarez last season was... uhh... pedestrian?..., I wouldn't get your hope up.
My concern here is that Alvarez will be the "bridge too far" today.
Called strike (69.8 mph curveball)Ball (84. mph changeup)Foul (91.5 mph four-seam fastball)Foul (92.6 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (81.4 mph slider)In play, no out (91.7 mph four-seam fastball)
Andrew McCutchen triples (1) on a fly ball to left fielder Rosell Herrera.
Foul (84.7 mph slider)Foul (91.8 mph four-seam fastball)Foul (91.3 mph four-seam fastball)In play, run(s) (81.9 mph slider)
Jean Segura homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Philadelphia Phillies 3 - Miami Marlins 1
Ball (74. mph curveball)Ball (91. mph four-seam fastball)Ball (92.2 mph four-seam fastball)Foul (91.7 mph four-seam fastball)Foul (90.8 mph four-seam fastball)In play, out(s) (91.4 mph four-seam fastball)
Bryce Harper lines out to right fielder Austin Dean.
Called strike (75.5 mph curveball)Ball (90.7 mph four-seam fastball)Swinging strike (83.7 mph slider)Ball (92.1 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (82.3 mph slider)Called strike (91.9 mph four-seam fastball)
Rhys Hoskins called out on strikes.
Pitching Change: Jose Alvarez replaces Victor Arano, batting 9th.Called strike (91.2 mph two-seam fastball)Ball (82. mph changeup)In play, no out (81.3 mph changeup)
Neil Walker singles on a line drive to left fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Well, it's Alvarez. Can he hold a two-run lead?
In play, out(s) (90.2 mph two-seam fastball)
Starlin Castro grounds into a force out, second baseman Cesar Hernandez to shortstop Jean Segura. Neil Walker out at 2nd. Starlin Castro to 1st.
Nice play at 2B by Cesar to keep that from going through...
Ball (91.8 mph two-seam fastball)Ball (90.7 mph two-seam fastball)In play, out(s) (90.8 mph two-seam fastball)
Austin Dean grounds into a double play, shortstop Jean Segura to first baseman Rhys Hoskins. Starlin Castro out at 2nd. Austin Dean out at 1st.
and the twin killing!