With Jonathan Papelbon unavailable, Jake Diekman would be tapped for the save opportunity, the first of his Major League career. Diekman would surrender a grand slam to Dan Uggla to give the Braves a 9-6 lead, as the Phillies fell to 6-7 on the season.
The Braves would take their first lead in the sixth inning, as Evan Gattis hit a two-run home run off of Roberto Hernandez. Hernandez would finish out the sixth before handing things over to the bullpen with the Phillies trailing 2-1.
After a scoreless frame from Mario Hollands in the seventh, the shit would hit the fan in the eighth.
B.J. Rosenberg surrendered three straight home runs to start off the eighth before being pulled in favor of Luis Garcia. Garcia would stop the bleeding, retiring the next three batters, but it would seem the game was over.
The Phillies offense had other things in mind however. With the bases loaded and one out in the eighth, Marlon Byrd singled home two runs to pull the Phillies within two. Domonic Brown would follow that with a three-run home run, giving the Phillies a 6-5 lead heading into the ninth.
That's where Diekman would implode, collecting the blown save and the loss, as the Phillies bullpen looked vastly different than it did this weekend in a sweep of the Marlins.
Cliff Lee will look to get the Phillies back on the right track on Tuesday, as the left-hander squares off with David Hale.
Notes: A.J. Burnett plans to pitch the remainder of the season with an inguinal hernia, including making his scheduled start on Wednesday. Reliever Mike Adams is set to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Luis Garcia was optioned to Triple-A following Monday's loss in order to make room for Adams.
By: Kyle Babcock
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