Dbacks Roll on Oswalt’s Parade; Phillies Lose 7-5

Posted by Christina Angelos

The Phillies started pretty hot in the first inning when Shane Victorino tripled then hitting machine Placido Polanco RBI single, 1-0 Phillies. That lead did not last long.

Arizona starting pitcher Daniel Hudson helped his own cause, ripping a two-run double in the second inning off of Oswalt. The D-backs played small ball, with Gerardo Parra, Stephen Drew, and Ryan Roberts all driving in runs off of singles.

Oswalt lasted just three innings, allowing five runs on six hits with no strikeouts and one walk. His shortest outing in a Phillies uniform and since 2008. I guess it was his turn to have a bad outing. 

Things looked pretty good for Arizona — until Ben Francisco hit a two-out, two-run homer off of David Hernandez to bring the game within two runs. Sorry Ben Fran, but that was a little too late. 

Diamondbacks win, 7-5 and have taken the first two games of this series. Phils lose a road series for the first time since last July 30-August 1 in Washington. And this is first loss since Oswalt debut with the Phillies last season in Washington. Hamels vs. Saunders as the Phillies try to avoid the sweep. 


Congratulations to the Philadelphia Flyers on advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

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