Things were looking bright for the Phillies early in the game, just a few hours removed from being shutout last night. The Phillies got on the board thanks to an RBI single from Carlos Ruiz in the second to take a 1 to 0 lead. Laynce Nix singled home a run in the fourth and Darin Ruf did the same in the fifth to stake the Phillies pitchers a three run lead, something that seems unheard of recently. Then it all went downhill. The Phillies allowed twelve unanswered runs before finally tacking on a fourth run in the eighth on a Kevin Frandsen single. Ruf and Frandsen each recorded two hits on the day, including a double apiece. Recent call-up Steve Susdorf added a double as well, going 1 for 4 on the day.
The Phillies will now have tomorrow off as they return home to face the Giants on Tuesday. John Lannan will face Barry Zito as the Phillies try to stop a season long eight game losing streak.
By: Kyle Babcock
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