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Father’s Day Failure

On a day celebrating fathers around the world, the Phillies were the only ones not celebrating. Roy Halladay was taken yard two times and Carl Pavano pitched a complete game to lead the Twins to a 4-1 win and series win in Philadelphia.

Halladay got hit pretty well but only allowed four runs, three earned on 11 hits while striking out eight in eight innings. Pavano only allowed a run on four hits, the lone mistake being a solo homer given up to Wilson Valdez, his second of the season.

Denard Span and Justin Morneau each homered for the Twins. Both also had two-hit games along with Jason Kubel.

The Phillies will have the day off on Monday before hosting the last-place Cleveland Indians for a three-game series. The Phils sit 5.5 games out of first currently.

HR: Valdez (2).

WP: Pavano (8-6). LP: Halladay (8-6).

Boxscore.

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One response to “Father’s Day Failure

  1. philsfaninnewyork June 20, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    some stuff:
    1. Halladay allowed 2 HRs not 3.
    2. The 11 hits are a season high for Halladay.
    3. in only 4 of his 15 starts, the Phillies have scored more than 3 runs. In his other 11 starts, the Phillies are 4-7.
    4. The last time the Phillies scored more than 3 runs with Halladay starting was May 6 against the Cardinals. Since then the Phils are 2-6 when Halladay starts.
    5. Monday is the last off day before the ASB. The Phils play on 20 straight days.

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