Derek Lowe has had success against the Phillies in recent history but tonight proved that maybe that success is over. The Phillies wound up whacking Lowe around handedly Thursday to win the rubber match of the series, 8-3.
Lowe (3-1, 5.24) allowed five runs, four earned, in five innings of work. He gave up six hits and two walks while striking out three. ERA was a problem this year so far like I said and the Braves needed to score in this game to support Lowe.
The Phillies got six good innings out of Moyer (2-1, 5.00) as once again this season, the only runs per game he gave up came in one innings. In his six innings, he allowed two runs, none earned, on four hits and two walks, striking out four.
Juan Castro had himself a nice night for the Phightins. He went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Greg Dobbs batted second tonight in place of Placido Polanco and had a pair of hits, one being a double. Carlos Ruiz added two hits as well. Martin Prado had three hits for Atlanta.
The Phillies got on the board right away in the first when Greg Dobbs was driven in by a Ryan Howard single and then Chase Utley scored on a sacrifice fly by Jayson Werth to make the score 2-0.
They then had a three-run third off of a double, a couple walks, and a throwing error.
Doubles: Dobbs (2).
WP: Moyer (2-1). LP: Lowe (3-1).