Friday, July 6, 2012

Bastardo coughs up a slam, Phils fall to Braves

PBR - Friday night's contest against the Braves was a microcosm of the 2012 season.

Kyle Kendrick pitched seven scoreless innings, surrendering four hits while striking out five.

Unfortunately, his effort was for naught as Antonio Bastardo allowed five runs in the eighth, highlighted by a Brian McCann grand slam, in a Braves 5-0 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Bastardo walked the bases loaded and allowed two hits, including McCann's slam. His ERA now sits at 5.34.

"Bastardo has been our eighth inning guy, but tonight it just didn't work out," said Charlie Manuel. "He's a guy we really need to come through for us. We need to get him straightened out."

Ryan Howard, making his season debut for the Phillies, clubbed a double to deep center in his first at-bat. He finished 2-for-4.

Tim Hudson pitched seven solid innings for the Braves, scattering four hits and a walk.
 
The Phillies now sit 11 games below .500 for the first time since June 5, 2002.

0 comments: