Sweep: Incomplete, Phillies Fall 3-1 to Giants

Posted by Danielle Wilson

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Guess who's back today? That's right, little Roy, our fifth ace. Phillies went for the sweep today in this four-game series against the Giants, but, things didn't go according to plan.

The Phils scored first today, Chase Utley singled in the third to score Roy Oswalt from second. San Fran tied it in the fourth on an RBI single from Stewart.

The Giants struck again in the fifth, Orlando Cabrera popped up a sacrifice fly to score Beltran. In the sixth, Stewart scored on a sacrifice fly from Keppinger.

Oswalt's line from this afternoon isn't very pretty, brace yourselves: Six IP, twelve hits, three earned runs, two walks, four strikeouts.

In the ninth inning, Ben Francisco (yes, he's still on the team!) doubled, but Brian Wilson retired the side afterwards. Phillies can't sweep and lose 3-1.

A few streaks were ended today for the Phillies: A nine-game winning streak, and an eight-game winning streak with Hunter Pence on the team. Onward to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers for a three-game series before heading home.