Kyle Kendrick’s unbeaten streak in Pittsburgh has finally come to an end.
The right-hander, who was 4-0 heading into today’s game against the Pirates, surrendered four runs in his five innings of work as the Pirates held off the Phils late surge, 6-3.
The Phillies have lost four straight games against incredible mediocre teams.
Lyle Overbay and Andrew McCutchen had big days, totaling six hits while driving in three runs and scoring twice. Overbay fell a homer shy of the cycle and McCutchen doubled twice.
Charlie Morton was just as good as he’s been all season, going seven innings and allowing two runs on six hits and two walks. He also scattered five strike outs through his seven innings.
The Phils loaded the bases down 6-2 in the 9th. They got a run back on Placido Polanco’s RBI single. Chase Utley followed up with two outs but couldn’t deliver, flying out to left to end the game.
The Phils got some bad news after the game. Jimmy Rollins fouled a ball off his knee in the first inning before doubling. But it was bothering him and he exited the game an inning later. He wound up with a petallar contusion.
After the game, the Phils sent Mike Zagurski back down and brought back David Herndon.
2B: Rollins (11), Ibanez (11).
WP: Morton (7-2). LP: Kendrick (3-4).