The Phillies had been red hot at Citizens Bank, while the Dodgers had been struggling on the road. Then Kyle Kendrick happened. The maddeningly inconsistent 5th starter got lit up tonight to the 6 runs(5 earned), 8 hits, and a couple walks. Amazingly enough, that wouldn't be enough to sink the stubborn Phillies offense... But David Herndon would pitch 2 innings and give up another 4 runs to do the Phils in.
The Phillies did manage a little rally in the ninth loading the bases with two outs for Domonic Brown, who doubled in two runs to cut the deficit to 6 runs... but at that point Charlie Manuel was out of bats on the bench and had to sub in Cole Hamels to hit for Chad Durbin. Hamels flied out to end the game.
A major bright spot for the Phils tonight was the rookie Dom Brown who had arguably his best night at the plate hitting his first major league homer and knocking in four runs.
The Phils will no doubt expect a better effort from their starting pitching tomorrow night as Roy Oswalt takes the mound in his home debut.
|Final - 8.10.2010||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||1||0||2||4||0||4||2||0||2||15|