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Bullpen woes cost Phillies again as club swept by Rangers

May 18th, 2017 at 8:29 PM
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ARLINGTON, Tex. â?? As Phillies players showered, dressed and hurried off for the bus to the airport late Thursday afternoon, Freddy Galvis lingered in front of his locker and stewed in the juices of the team’s 15th loss in the last 18 games.

“It sucks, man,” Galvis said. “That’s the truth. If somebody says it’s OK, it’s not OK. We’re (bleeping) losing a lot of games.”

The latest was an 8-4 loss to the Texas Rangers (see Instant Replay). Now, the Rangers are smokin’ hot. They’ve won nine in a row, averaging 6.5 runs and posting a 2.66 ERA over that span. While it’s true that they caught the Rangers at a bad time, the Phils didn’t exactly play good baseball while getting swept in Texas. They were outscored 22-8 in the series and their starting pitchers went just six, four and 4 2/3 innings, respectively, in the three games. Meanwhile, Rangers starters delivered seven innings in each game.

Thursday’s game turned when the Rangers rallied for five runs in the fifth inning to erase a 2-0 deficit. Ryan Rua’s three-run homer against a completely ineffective Joely Rodriguez was the game-changing blow. It was the 27th homer surrendered by the Phillies’ bullpen this season, the most in baseball.

The Phillies are now 14-24, matching their worst 38-game start since 2000.

Galvis, the team’s longest-tenured …

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Tags: Freddy Galvis, Jim Salisbury, Joely Rodriguez, Maikel Franco, MLB, Nick Pivetta, Odubel Herrera, Pete Mackanin, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers

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