Friday, April 27, 2012

Phillies Fall 5-1 As Offense Stuggles Once Again

PBR- The Cubs jumped out to a 1-0 lead against Roy Halladay at Citizens Bank Park, and never looked back. Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro blooped a single to center scoring Tony Campana. The Phillies could not answer the Cubs until the 7th, once again showing how their offense is struggling.

Castro and Campana led the Cubs with two hits a piece, to lead the Cubs to their 5-1 rout of the Phillies. Although Halladay only gave up six hits in seven innings, the Phillies couldn't respond, only gathering eight hits and one run.

Chicago starter Paul Maholm scattered only five hits in six and one third innings, and gave up only one run on a Ty Wiggington home run.

The Cubs gathered two more runs in the ninth on a triple by left fielder Reed Johnson, and a single by right fielder David DeJesus.

Philadelphia drops to 9-11 on the year, while the win puts Chicago at 7-13. Next up for the Phillies, Joe Blanton will take on Randy Wells at 7:05pm.

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