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The Phillies were pounded by the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Jamie Moyer was dismantled by the Red Sox offense. Moyer gave up nine runs on nine hits in only one inning of work. It was one of the worst outings of Moyer’s long career. This was all done without Red Sox first basemen Kevin Youkilis in the lineup.
David Herndon pitched 3.2 innings of relief and surrendered three more runs on six hits. Antonio Bastardo threw 1.1 innings and didn’t give up any hits or runs. Kyle Kendrick pitched the final three innings without allowing a run.
The Phillies offense did manage 10 hits on the night. Jayson Werth and Carlos Ruiz knocked in runs for the Phillies. Werth went 3-for-4 on the night. It was the first time since May 6th that Werth had 3 or more hits.
Moyer was coming off a complete game against the San Diego Padres in his last start. He only lasted an inning at Fenway Park tonight. The Phillies have fallen to 3rd place in the National League East. This team is just not playing well right now. The offense is nonexistent for the most part. This is not the makings of a playoff team. They really need to step it up. It’s just that simple.