Braves CF Michael Bourn hits an RBI single in the 4th inning. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)
Braves 6, Phillies 1
WP – Ben Sheets (4-1, 1.41)
LP – Vance Worley (6-7, 3.83)
PHILADELPHIA — After 257 sell outs, the Phillies impressive streak comes to end.
In a season mired by injuries, losing and a mini fire sale, the final piece to an unsuccessful season was inserted into the puzzle. With that streak ending the Phillies dropped one to the Braves, 5-1, in a total miserable showing that represented the season.
Starting with Vance Worley, it all went down hill. Worley, who has been pitching with a bone chip in his right elbow, couldn’t get out of the 4th inning.
Worley was awful, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two in only 3 2/3 innings. Worley threw 74 pitches, only 45 for strikes.
Worley was smacked around in the 3rd inning. He gave up a two-run double to Freddie Freeman, who then scored on a wild pitch by Worley to give the Braves a 3-0 lead.
After a Michael Bourn RBI single in the 4th, Worley’s day was done. After the game, manager Charlie Manuel said Worley’s stomach was bothering him throughout the start.
The Phillies scored their only run of the game on a solo home run by John Mayberry Jr.
Ben Sheets held the Phillies offense to only one run. He pitched 7 1/3 strong innings, allowing only a run on seven hits and a walk. He didn’t register any strikeouts but induced a lot of bad swings.
2B: Schierholtz (5), Utley (4). HR: Mayberry (9).