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Phillies month in review: June 2013
by Scott Butler 7/6/13

Phillies June Storyline

June was a bit of a struggle for the Phillies who drop from .500 to begin the month to five games under .500 to finish the month. The Phillies were the definition of consistently inconsistent, winning three of four series against winning teams and losing four of five series to losing teams. The Phils keep drifting closer to becoming sellers before entering the last month before the trading deadline.

Phillies June Win/Loss Totals

Record: 13-15
Home record: 7-4
Road record: 6-11 
Top winning streak: 5
Top losing streak: 5
Series record: 3-6
Began month: 26-29 - 3rd place
Finished month: 39-44 - 3rd place
  --9.5 games behind 1st place Braves & 3 games behind 2nd place Nationals

Phillies June Totals

Phillies Team Hitting June Totals 
Average: .274 (3rd) 
Runs: 128 (3rd) 
Runs/game: 4.57 (3rd) 
HR: 28 (5th) 
BB: 72   (7th) 
SO: 202 (7th) 
OBP: .327 (3rd) 
SLG: .429 (3rd) 
OPS .756 (3rd)

Phillies Team Pitching June Totals
ERA: 4.02 (12th) 
ER: 112
IP: 251.0

Phillies Starting Pitching June Totals
ERA: 3.66 (6th) 
ER: 73 
IP: 179.1

Phillies Relief Pitching June Totals
ERA: 4.92 (14th) 
ER: 39
IP: 71.1

Phillies Season Totals and NL Ranks through June

Phillies Team Hitting Totals through June
Average: .256 (7th) 
Runs: 328 (10th) 
Runs/game: 3.95 (10th) 
HR: 83 (6th) 
BB: 218  (12th) 
SO: 620 (8th) 
OBP: .311 (8th) 
SLG: .403 (6th) 
OPS: .714 (6th)

Phillies Team Pitching through June
ERA: 4.19 (14th) 
ER: 349 
IP: 750.0

Phillies Starting Pitching through June
ERA: 4.04 (10th) 
ER: 237 
IP: 528.1

Phillies Relief Pitching through June
ERA: 4.55 (last) 
ER: 112 
IP: 221.0

Phillies June Event Recap

Milwaukee Brewers - May 31-June 2
The Phils dropped two out of three to the last place Brewers in a rough series. Cole Hamels got torched for 7 runs (6 earned) and 12 hits in 5 innings in an 8-5 loss in game one to finish May. Down by one in the ninth in the second game, the Phils had Kendrick (who pinch-ran for Rollins who had a sore foot) at second with no outs, but he was picked off second in a loss. It was the second Phillies pitcher to get picked off in the ninth in a couple weeks (Cliff Lee was picked off on May 19). The Phils would salvage a win in the final game.

Miami Marlins June 3-5 
The Phillies got back on track with a sweep of the Marlins, which started with a complete game by Kendrick in the first game. In game two, John Mayberry hit a game-tying solo homer in the ninth and a walk-off grand slam two innings later in the 11th.

@ Milwaukee Brewers June 6-9
The Phillies starter the four game Brewers series with their fifth straight win behind a solid effort from Tyler Cloyd, before losing three straight to the last place Brewers. The series finished with one of the worst losses of the season. Jonathan Pettibone allowed 6 runs in 5.1 innings in a 9-1 loss and and Phils got just one hit in 7 innings after the first innings.

@ Minnesota Twins June 11-13
The Phillies losing ways against bad teams continued with a series loss to the Twins. The bullpen struggled in losses in the first two games. After tying game in the 8th in the first game, Adams and Bastardo combine to allow the winning run to score in bottom of inning. They had a lead entering the 8th inning in game two, but Bastardo allowed they tying run to score and De Fratus allowed the winning run in the ninth. The Phils came back from the two tough losses with a comeback win in the final game. Down one in 8th, the Phils scored two for the win in a game in which Revere got four hits and scored the game winner.

@ Colorado Rockies June 14-16 
The Phillies finished their 10-game road trip with another series loss to the Rockies and a 3-7 record on the trip. The series started out great, as the Phillies came back from a 7-2 deficit to beat the Rockies in the first game. But they were torched in a 10-5 loss the next night and lost the finale, in which Hamels was the loser, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to lose ten before the all-star break since Kyle Abbott in 1992.

Washington Nationals June 17-19 
After a miserable road trip, the Phillies rebounded with a good series at home against the Nationals. Papelbon blew a save in the first game, but Brown hit a walk-off single. After a win in the second game behind an 8 inning effort by Lee, the Phils had a lead in the final game entering the ninth and a chance to sweep the Nationals, but Papelbon blew another save and Stutes allowed a grand slam in the 11th in a loss in the finale.

New York Mets June 21-23 
Coming off the series win against Washington, the Phils lost two of three to the Mets at home. Hamels lost the first game in the series to drop to 2-11. In the second game, Papelbon blew his second straight save, but Kevin Frandsen hit a walk-off homer to win it on get-away day before a long west coast trip.

@ San Diego Padres June 24-26 
The Phillies began their 10-game road trip in awful fashion in the first game against the Padres. Lee took a 3-0 lead into the ninth, but he and Papelbon combined to blow the lead with some help from a passed ball by Ruiz that tied the game. The Phils lost an inning later after a walk-off hit against De Fratus. They won the next game behind Kendrick and took the finale when the Phils scored two runs off an error in the 13th.

@ Los Angeles Dodgers June 27-30
The Phils split the first two games in LA, which included a 16-1 pounding of the Dodgers in game two. They lost the following night after tying the game in the ninth when De Fratus lost his third straight decision after allowing a walk-off hit in the ninth. A 6-1 loss in the fourth and final game gave the Phillies a 3-4 record on the trip before heading to Pittsburgh to face the best team in baseball.

Phillies June Highlights

June 4 - John Mayberry hits game-tying solo homer in ninth and walk-off grand slam in 11th.
June 13  - Down one in 8th against Twins, the Phils scored two for the win in a game in which Revere got four hits and scored the game winner.
June 14  - Phillies came back from a 7-2 deficit to beat the Rockies.
June 17  - Papelbon blew a save in the first game, but Brown hit a walk-off single.
June 22 - Papelbon blew his second straight save, but Kevin Frandsen hit a walk-off homer to win it.
June 26 - Phils scored two runs off an error in the 13th in win.
June 28 - Phils score 16 runs in 16-1 win.

Interesting Phillies notes

-In a loss on June 21, Hamels became the first Phillies to lose 11 games by the end of June since Claude Passeau and Wayne LaMaster both did so in 1937.
- Papelbon blows his fourth save in five opportunities on June 24
- Domonic Brown named the National League's Player of the Month for May and Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

Phillies Transactions & Injuries

June 9  - Erik Kratz placed on DL after knee injury and undergoes surgery on June 12.
June 13  - Phillies option Tyler Cloyd to Triple-A and recall Jake Diekman.
June 13  - Phillies option Cesar Hernandez to Lehigh Valley and recall Michael Martinez.
June 17  - The Phillies place Jeremy Horst on the disabled list with a strained left elbow.  
June 18  - The Phillies activate Carlos Ruiz from the 15-day disabled list and option Steven Lerud to Triple-A.
June 21  - Utley comes off Disabled List
June 22  - Mike Adams placed on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendonitis in his throwing arm.
June 23 - Phillies place a Mike Stutes on the disabled list with biceps tendonitis 
June 24 - Phillippe Aumont recalled from AAA.
June 27 - The Phillies acquire infielder John McDonald from the Indians, then option Freddy Galvis to Triple-A.

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