Posted by Danielle Wilson
Cole Hamels went for his tenth win of the season tonight, attempting to become the first National League pitcher to reach ten wins. Roy Halladay went for that feat on Thursday, but unfortunately the offense came too late in the game, after Roy was taken out.
It felt like 2010 tonight, because Cole pitched extremely well, but guess what didn't show up? The bats. The Phillies did take an early 1-0 lead in the first on Carlos Ruiz's RBI single, but that's just about it.
Rosales shot a solo homer to right field in the third to tie the score in the third. In the fourth inning, Sizemore singled to score Coco Crisp and give the Athletics a 2-1 lead.
The Phillies threatened in the eighth after Ross Gload's pinch-hit double (replaced by Martinez, advanced to third on wild pitch), and after Cahill was removed from the game,
the side was retired by Andrew Bailey.
Michael Stutes came in for the ninth, and allowed two runs to score. Ellis singled to score Pennington, and Crisp popped up a sac fly to deep right to score Weeks. 4-1 Oakland. The Phils couldn't come back in the ninth despite Shane Victorino's one-out double and Chase Utley's walk, thus losing to the Athletics 4-1.
Series finale tomorrow @ 1:35, it will be Roy Halladay against Josh Outman.