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Diamondbacks Shutout Phils

The day wasn’t completely perfect. The Phillies acquired Cliff Lee from the Cleveland Indians, but dropped their series finale with the Arizona Diamondbacks, losing 4-0.

Dan Haren is supposed to be the one throwing shutouts for the D’backs. Instead, it was Cy Young– err, Yusmeiro Petit. Petit entered the game with an earned run average over seven, but limited the Phillies to four hits and one walk in six shutout innings. He struck out eight batters.

J.A Happ was tacked with his second straight loss, but it was due to a lack of run support. Happ made one mistake; it was to Justin Upton and it landed in the left field bleachers. Happ pitched six innings giving up two runs on three hits and two walks.

Scott Eyre and Tyler Walker each gave up a run out of the bullpen, but it did not matter since the Phillies’ bats were sound asleep. The Phillies left nine men on base, and were 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position.  Wednesday marked the third time the Phillies have been shutout this season, and the first time since May 6.

Shane Victorino made a fantastic diving catch, but appeared to suffer some sort of injury on the play. He later left the game with a knee contusion.

On a positive note, the Phillies won the series, two games to one. That and Cliff Lee’s jersey will be hanging in the Phillies clubhouse tomorrow.

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  1. phils_ftw

    July 30, 2009 at 1:22 am

    What a way to piss away an easy sweep.

  2. clktwr14

    July 30, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Like the say it looked like a sweep on paper but they don’t play the game on paper, they play it on the field

  3. Stuart

    July 30, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Yeah, soooo whe will likely be Lee’s first start?

  4. Brian Michael

    July 30, 2009 at 2:25 am

    He pitched on Sunday…so maybe Friday?

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  6. Ed R.

    July 30, 2009 at 6:41 am

    How do you rough up Haren and then not score a run against a guy who doesn’t even deserve to be in the majors? This team is just mind blowing sometimes. Oh well. On to San Fran. Hopefully we take the first two before having to face Timmay!!

  7. A Train

    July 30, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Wow. That Lee guy must stink. We haven’t won a game since we got him!!!

    The Phils often struggle vs. pitchers whom they haven’t seen b/4. This is just a hiccup. They should win 2 of 3 in SF. Looking forward to a Lee – Lincicum matchup on Saturday.

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  9. King

    July 30, 2009 at 9:05 am

    A Train, just an FYI it’s a 4 game series.

    Lopez tonight, Blanton tomorrow, and then Saturday and Sunday are still TBA.

    Saturday will either be Cliff Lee or Moyer. I would assume it’s going to be Lee’s first start due to the fact it would keep him on normal rest, give Moyer an extra day off, and let Moyer pitch during the day on Sunday which he seems to do pretty good during day games.

  10. Stuart

    July 30, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Any news on Vic? He gonna be ok?

  11. Manny

    July 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

    This will probably be Lopez’ last start…. 🙁

    What a great job he’s done so far!

    Shut ’em down Rodrigo!

  12. Jeff

    July 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Man If I was the GM. Mr. Drabek and Happ who now everyone wants to put in the bullpen for a pitcher that has not pitched great for 7 years. Trade them for Halladay. Halladay, Lee, Hamels, Blanton, Pedro. Not to bad.

  13. Dice

    July 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Shouldn’t the entire lineup or Haap have gotten the Jeltz last night?

  14. matt

    July 30, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    happ pitched a good game. he just had no run support.

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