Last night was just awful to watch. Well the last 6 innings were. The Phillies lost 9-2 and Jamie Moyer got roughed up, lasting only 4.1 innings and gave up 7 runs on 8 hits. The Phillies offense managed to only get 2 runs on 5 hits, both being solo home runs but Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez.
For the first 3 innings, it was going smooth. Rollins hit a solo home run to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning and Moyer pitched 1-hit ball. The it went down hill as Rafael Furcal led off the 2nd with a double, which was followed up by another double by Orlando Hudson, scoring Furcal. The Dodgers then had runners on the corners and Andre Ethier skied what looked like a routine fly ball that just carried over the fence for a 3 run shot, putting LA up 4-1. And when it rains, it pours.
The Phillies only got offense from Rollins, Ibanuez, Carlos Ruiz (2 doubles), and Jayson Werth (reached base all 4 times). Randy Wolf (2-1) schooled his former team, going 6-strong while giving up 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 8. Ryan Howard was absolutely terrible, striking out his first 3 AB’s and then lined out to center.
-James Loney (3-5, HR, 4 RBI’s
-Matt Kemp (2-4, 2 R, great plays in CF)