Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Phillies Beat Bobbling Yankees, 4-0

The Phillies took advantage of miscues by Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez and their pitching limited the Yankees to 2 hits in a 4-0 Phillies win. Chien-Ming Wang got himself into trouble in the 2nd when he allowed 3 straight singles to load the bases with no one out. Wang induced the double play grounder he needed from Jayson Werth, but Cano dropped the flip from Wilson Betemit and could only get a force.

Wang walked Chris Coste to load the bases and set up another potential double play situation with the pitcher, Brett Myers, coming to the plate. Wang got what he needed again, but this time the ball went right through Alex Rodriguez's legs for a run scoring error. Jimmy Rollins then put an exclamation point on the inning with a 2-run single.

The Yankees had 5 regulars in the lineup, but looked feeble at the plate all day. Both hits they picked up, singles by the red hot Cano and Jorge Posada, were in the first 5 innings against Myers. Drew Carpenter allowed just a walk in his 4 innings of work as the Yankees lost their 2nd straight.

Wang settled down allowing just 2 other hits the rest of the day, but the damage was done. Ross Ohlendorf threw a scoreless 6th and then Joba Chamberlain, Billy Traber, and Brian Bruney tossed .2 scoreless innings each.

Gardner, B, CF3000010.324
a-Castro, B, PH-CF1000000.250
Cano, 2B4020000.467
1-Mendoza, PR0000000.500
Abreu, RF2000211.385
2-Porter, PR0000000.280
Rodriguez, A, 3B3000002.432
Ransom, 3B1010000.270
Giambi, 1B3000020.385
Chamberlain, P0000000.000
Traber, P0000000.000
Bruney, P0000000.000
b-Green, PH1000013.160
Posada, C2010110.250
Molina, C1000003.343
Betemit, SS3000012.167
Woodward, SS1000013.393
Lane, LF2000110.227
Wang, P2000002.000
Ohlendorf, P0000000.000
Ensberg, 1B1000000.244

a-Struck out for Gardner, B in the 5th. b-Struck out for Bruney in the 9th.
1-Ran for Cano in the 9th. 2-Ran for Abreu in the 9th.

TB: Cano 2; Ransom; Posada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, A; Wang; Woodward 2.
GIDP: Rodriguez, A.
Team LOB: 7.

E: Rodriguez, A (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Abreu (Jenkins at 2nd base).
DP: (Betemit-Cano-Giambi).

Wang (L, 2-2)5.06442208.04
Ohlendorf 1.01000202.08
Chamberlain 0.20001105.00
Traber 0.20000101.08
Bruney 0.22000102.25

WP: Chamberlain.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wang 9-3, Ohlendorf 0-1, Chamberlain 1-0,
Traber 0-1, Bruney 0-0
Batters faced: Wang 22, Ohlendorf 4, Chamberlain 3, Traber 2, Bruney 3
Inherited runners-scored: Traber 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Kevin Causey.
Weather: 70 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:23.
Att: 9,549.

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