Blue Jays Sweep Phillies

The Phillies were swept by the Toronto Blue Jays with their 8-7 to loss.

The Phillies lost game one of the series in extra innings, 8-3. They were blown out in game two, 7-1. Game three was down to the wire, but the Phillies could not come out with a victory.

In the first game of the series, the Phillies had a 3-2 lead, however Lyle Overbay drew a bases loaded walk to tie the game off new closer Ryan Madson for his first blown save of the year. The Blue Jays put up a 5 spot in the 10th inning to seal the deal.

Game two wasn't close. Game three went back and forth.

The Blue Jays had a 3-1 lead at one point, but Jimmy Rollins hit a two run home run putting the Phillies ahead 4-3. The Jays tied the game at 5 on Adam Lind's single, but then jumped to a 7-5 lead.

A Greg Dobbs home run and a Shane Victorino RBI single tied the game at seven, but in the top of the 9th, Rod Barajas hit a solo home run putting the Blue Jays ahead.

There were numerous factors that led to a Phillies loss. Marco Scutaro took advantage of the Phillies middle infielders by completing a walk-steal. Scott Rolen stretched a single into a double on John Mayberry Jr.'s lazy hustle.

In the end, it was the former Phillies that hurt the Phillies. Rod Barajas hit just .230 with 4 HR with the Phillies in 2007. In this series, he was 4-for-9 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI. Rolen was 6/14 with 4 RBI and a HR.


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