Posted by Danielle Wilson
Vancey pants Worley hasn't allowed more than two earned runs to score in any of his four major league starts. Vance has never faced the Reds before, so I was a bit curious to see how this game would go for him.
The answer to my own question: not bad! Vance allowed a run to score in the first inning, Joey Votto, who scored on Scott Rolen's single.
Raul Ibanez answered in the second, doubling to score Ryan Howard who had doubled prior to Ibanez's at bat. Dom Brown popped up a sacrifice fly to score Raul and give the Phillies a 2-1 lead. It was Dom's first RBI of the season.
Chase Utley got his first hit of the season in the third inning, a single which sent Jimmy Rollins home, but he was tagged out. Can you be mad, though? Chase got a hit!
Ibanez singled in the fourth and scored on Carlos Ruiz's double, 3-1 Phillies.
Vance Worley walked Johnny Cueto to start off the fifth, Drew Stubbs hit a ground-rule double to right field to follow, and Brandon Phillips singled to score Cueto and Stubbs. Tied game. Stutes' night was complete after five innings pitched. He allowed three earned runs off of six hits, walking four and striking out three.
David Herdon pitched a 1-2-3 sixth striking out one, Michael Stutes pitched a scoreless seventh allowing a hit and striking out one, and Antonio Bastardo pitched a 1-2-3 eighth striking out one.
Ryan Madson came into this game in the ninth, and hasn't allowed a run to score since April 18, 13 appearances ago. He allowed three to score tonight, thanks to Jay Bruce's bases-clearing double. Madson loaded the bases on two singles and an intentional walk to Joey Votto. Ugly inning for Ryan, whose 0.47 ERA looked mighty fine before this game, 1.80 now. 6-3 Reds.
The Phillies went down in order against Francisco Cordero, losing tonight's game 6-3, Ryan Madson took the loss. They still have tomorrow to reach their thirtieth win in under fifty games, the fifth time that it would occur in the last 50 years, and with Roy Halladay on the mound against Travis Wood who has a 5.17 ERA this season.