PHOENIX (AP) - Try as he might, David Buchanan just couldn’t get out of the second inning, even though his manager stuck with him as long as he could.
In the end, Buchanan’s Philadelphia Phillies were blown out 13-1 by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
The Diamondbacks feasted on Phillies’ pitching for a second straight night. On Tuesday they did so in record-setting fashion. David Peralta hit a grand slam in an 11-run second inning and tied a career high with five RBIs.
The 11 runs - all off Buchanan - were the second-most scored in an inning in Diamondbacks’ history. Peralta and Aaron Hill hit home runs and Jeremy Hellickson became the second pitcher in club history to collect two hits in one inning.
A taxed Phillies’ bullpen meant more work for Buchanan, and now Philadelphia will be even more short-handed for Wednesday’s day game.
“Looking at the replays on the big screen, everything was up,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said of Buchanan’s night. “Every pitch seemed to be in the same spot. (Catcher Cameron) Rupp told me his cutter was sinking and his fastball was straight, and he just had poor command of all his stuff.”
Hellickson (8-8) allowed an unearned run and seven hits, striking out six in eight innings and improving to 6-1 in his last seven home starts.
Arizona had a club-record 10 hits in the big inning, and five extra-base hits, which tied the team record. The 11 runs allowed by the Phillies were the most they gave up since allowing 12 in an inning on May 31, 1975.
Buchanan became the first Phillies pitcher to allow 11 or more earned runs in an inning since Al Jurisch, who surrendered 14 against the New York Giants on June 28, 1947.
Buchanan (2-7) was done after 1 2-3 innings. He entered the game with an ERA of 7.23 and it went up to 9.00.
“Once the game started the ball was elevated, and that’s when you get hurt,” Buchanan said. “Try to keep pitching, try to get guys out, but the ball was elevated and I had to get the ball down.”
The Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the first on a single by Ryan Howard and a fielding error that allowed pinch-runner Andres Blanco to score from first base. Blanco entered the game after third baseman Maikel Franco was hit on the left wrist with a pitch and had to leave the game.
The Diamondbacks have outscored the Phillies 26-4 in the past two games after a 13-3 drubbing Monday night.
UTLEY PLAYS AMID TRADE SPECULATION
Longtime Phillies INF Chase Utley cleared waivers before Tuesday’s game, making him trade-eligible. Several published reports named the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers among those teams interested in acquiring the 11-year veteran, who started at second base against Arizona.
Utley, who was 2 for 4, can block any trade because of his tenure in the majors and with the Phillies. He was activated from the 15-day DL last Friday after being out more than a month with right ankle inflammation. He is hitting .196 in 70 games this season.
Mackanin said he plans to rest Utley for a day game Wednesday, and after Tuesday’s game said there will probably be a discussion about a move on Wednesday.
Home plate umpire Doug Eddings issued a warning to both dugouts after Phillies reliever Hector Neris hit the Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt with a pitch in the third inning. That was after Hellickson hit Franco in the first inning. “We’ll see if it will feel better (Wednesday),” Franco said. “When the ball hit me I thought it was broken.”
PHILLIES: Franco showed some swelling in his wrist but X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a contusion. “It wasn’t broken, so that was good news,” Mackanin said. “It looked bad. It sounded bad. I thought for sure it was broken but fortunately it wasn’t.” . OF Domonic Brown was scratched from the lineup due to illness, and was replaced in right field by Jeff Francoeur.
DIAMONDBACKS: RF Yasmany Tomas left the game after the second inning for precautionary reasons with tightness in his left quadriceps, Hale said. Tomas was replaced in right field by Ender Inciarte and Hale said he’s not certain if Tomas will be able to play on Wednesday. … C Welington Castillo, who is hitting.366 with eight home runs and 14 RBIs in his last 12 games, was not in Tuesday’s lineup. He took a bat to his helmet on a backswing while catching in the sixth inning Monday but stayed in the game a little while longer and said he was fine afterward. Hale planned to give Castillo a day off on Tuesday or Wednesday anyway, he said.
PHILLIES: RHP Aaron Nola, 22, faces the Diamondbacks for the first time in his career. Nola, called up in July from Triple-A, has not lost since his first start on July 21. He’s 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA in four starts.
DIAMONDBACKS: RHP Chase Anderson makes his second start since being reinstated from the 15-day DL on Aug. 7. Anderson (5-4, 4.10 ERA) got a no-decision in May at Philadelphia despite giving up a run and three hits in 5 1-3 innings.
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