Phillies veteran Jeff Francoeur: 'Worst trip I've ever been on'
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur has been playing in the majors for 11 years, but he's coming off what he referred to as the worst road trip of his veteran career.
"Worst trip I've ever been on," Francoeur said after the Phillies' 19-3 rout at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. "The way we lost games, we were in a bunch of games, and lost them in the end, one pitch here, one hit there."
Francoeur played in Tuesday's game, only not in the field.
With the Phillies down 17-3, Francoeur was called in to pitch the seventh inning and ended up pitching the eighth as well.
He walked three batters and gave up two earned runs in his outing, which lasted 48 pitches.
The Phillies went 0-8 on their recent road trip, which began in Cincinnati and ended in Baltimore on Tuesday. The club scored a collective 14 runs in a total of 78 innings.
"I think it'll be good to get back home. We've played pretty good at home," Francoeur added. "It'll be nice to get home and play well. We owe [the Orioles] an ass-whooping, to be honest with you. Hopefully, we can get home, get some sleep, and play well."
(h/t Philadelphia Daily News)
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