2009 Recaps

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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