Swept out of Heaven
- Updated: August 14, 2014
The Phillies lost their ninth consecutive game to the Los Angeles Angels last night, dating all the way back to 2003. The Phils played the Halos earlier this year, getting swept then as well.
Last night they faced off against ace Jered Weaver, and as well as he pitched, the Phillies let him off the hook several times. The Fightins’ went 3-12 with runners in scoring position.
Multiple times they had men on second or third with less than two outs, but failed to score.
The Phillies countered Weaver with A.J. Burnett, who has struggled in the second half of the season. Burnett leads the league in walks, and his record since the midsummer classic is 0-5.
Burnett was decent last night, allowing four runs on five hits in six innings pitched. He did walk four, adding to his lofty total.
The Phils managed eight hits off Weaver, but just two runs. They left a total of nine men on base, including four in scoring position.
Carlos Ruiz did go 3-4 with a run scored in the loss. Jimmy Rollins and Ben Revere also chipped in two hits apiece, with Rollins adding two stolen bases.
Surprisingly, Angels slugger Mike Trout was held hit-less in the series, going 0-8. If the Phis’ goal was to keep him off the bases, they certainly succeeded in that respect.
The Phillies travel to San Francisco today where they’ll begin a weekend series with Giants tomorrow night.
Cole Hamels gets the start against Madison Bumgarner for the Giants. First pitch 10:05 pm eastern time.
Stats Courtsy of TheScore.com
Photo Courtey of FoxNews.com