Phils Drop Fourth in A Row in 3-0 Loss to Nationals

Posted by Danielle Wilson

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Here's Cliff Lee's line: 7 IP, 11 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 9 K, 120 pitches.

Ross Detwiler's line: 7.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 81 pitches.

And the final score: 3-0 Nationals

What the hell?

I know it's meaningless baseball, but, were the Phillies even giving a shit out there? Looked like May ball to me, you know, the slump month. Following two straight losses against the Cardinals, and a loss this afternoon in the first game of the double header, another loss isn't exactly what the Phils were looking for.

Danny Espinosa started this trainwreck with a solo shot to right-center in the second inning. It was his third of the season against Cliff Lee, the most of any batter this year.

In the sixth, Detwiler singled to score Espinosa, adding to the Nats' lead. Another run scored in the seventh, this time on a ball that hit Jayson Werth in the elbow, sailing to foul territory past the third base line on a pick-off attempt. Werth was later placed on the disabled list as day-to-day with an elbow contusion.

Justin De Fratus pitched a scoreless eighth, and Herndon pitched a scoreless ninth, sriking out two.

That's the game. Don't worry, guys, Charlie Manuel isn't worried. That's good news.

Maybe they'll win tomorrow night with Vance Worley on the mound against John Lannan.