Blue Jays 6, Phillies 2
WP – Brent Cecil (1-0, 3.60)
LP – Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.29)
TORONTO –Kyle Kendrick certainly didn’t quite get off to the start he was looking for. And the Phillies never seemed to recover.
Brett Lawrie doubled to lead off the game and scored on an RBI double by Colby Rasmus. Kelly Johnson also had an RBI single in the inning that plated Rasmus. The Phillies were quickly in a 2-0 hole and went on to lose the game 6-2 and were swept by the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Phillies pitching staff has been horrendous in the month of June as they have an ERA close to five.
Kendrick surrendered all six runs (one was unearned) on eight hits in 6.1 innings. He struggled to find the strike zone and when he did, his pitches found Blue Jays bats.
The Phillies’ only runs came courtesy of the long ball.
In the second inning, Jim Thome connected on a Brett Cecil pitch for his fourth home run of the season. In the following stanza, John Mayberry Jr. hit second home run in as many days.
But then Toronto woke up and scored four unanswered runs.
Rasmus had a home run and 3 RBIs and also scored 2 runs on the afternoon.
The Phillies offense could only muster five hits off Cecil who was just called up for a spot start due to the Jays injured pitching staff.
HR: Thome (4), Mayberry (5).