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Phils Drop 2012 Home Finale

The Phillies dropped their final home game of the season, losing 7-3 to the Washington Nationals on Fan Appreciation Night.  If the St. Louis Cardinals win tonight, the Phillies will officially be eliminated from Wild Card contention.

CLOYD’S OUTING

-Thursday was Cloyd’s worst outing of  his young career.  The rookie lasted five innings, surrendering six earned runs.  He was tagged with his second loss of the season.

-Cloyd allowed three home runs: a first inning Bryce Harper solo shot, and two Michael Morse home runs.  Morse finished the night with four runs batted in.

RUF CONTINUES TO IMPRESS

-Darin Ruf had another great game, going 2-for-4 with three runs batted in.

-Ruf got the Phillies on the  board early.  In the first inning, the Phillies loaded the bases with two outs.  Ruf doubled to center field, clearing the bases.  The three runs that Ruf drove in on the play would be the only runs that the Phillies scored all night.

GAME NOTES

– Jeremy Horst, who has been terrific all year, had some trouble in the seventh inning.  He gave up a single and two walks to load the bases with no outs.  He proceeded to throw a wild pitch, which gave the Nationals a run.  Horst went 1.2 innings, allowing the run.

-Phillippe Aumont and Jake Diekman each pitched scoreless frames.

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