After a weekend spent dominating the San Diego Padres from a pitching standpoint with their starters throwing two shutouts and only giving up a total of three runs, the Phillies got a little taste of what that must felt like from the other side tonight. The Arizona Diamondbacks shut them out 3-0, ending the Phils season high five game winning streak.
Cliff Lee gave up fours runs in the loss including two homers, but he went seven innings, only surrendered five hits and struck out 12. In all, it was still a fairly impressive effort.
The same can't be said for the Phillies offense however, who were shut down by Ian Kennedy, who brought a 5.64 ERA into the game. Kennedy went the full nine, allowing just three hits and striking out 10.
Placido Polanco was the only Phillie who seemed to have Kennedy figured out going 2-for-3. Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino were all struck out twice.
The Phillies are back at it in game two with the Diamondbacks when Roy Oswalt is scheduled to face Daniel Hudson at 9:45 pm eastern time. That will be the sixth game of their southwestern swing.