Phillies Swept To End Homestand

As seen on Phillies Nation.

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Phillies 2-1 to complete the three game sweep.

Cole Hamels was outstanding. In eight innings, he allowed two earned runs on nine hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out ten. However, he was tacked with the loss as the Phillies could not provide run support.

Greg Dobbs put the Phillies on the board in the second inning with a solo shot, but that was all the Phillies managed to get off of Jeremy Guthrie. In seven innings, Guthrie limited the Phillies to only three hits including Dobbs’ home run.

The Orioles scored their only two runs on a bloop single by Adam Jones and an eighth inning RBI double off the bat of Brian Roberts.

In the bottom of the eighth, Charlie Manuel was ejected after arguing a call. Jimmy Rollins avoided a tag, however was called out. It proved to hurt the Phillies because Shane Victorino followed with a double that Rollins would have scored on. However, the Phillies had other opportunities to score throughout the entire game.

The Phillies finished their homestand a pathetic 1-8, finding a different way to lose each game. After an off-day Monday, the Phillies will look to redeem themselves on the road, where they are a Major League best 23-9.


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