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Phillies-Dodgers: Phils Rally but Falter in 10th

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Yesterday was a sloppy game by the Phillies, as they lost the series finale to the Los Angeles Dodgers by a 5-3 score in 10 innings. While the starting pitching was spot-on from Cole Hamels, the offense was practically nonexistent. The Phillies literally ran themselves out of innings with repetitive poor base running.

Jimmy Rollins was placed back in the leadoff spot in the lineup and started the day with a double down the right field line. Rollins would later score in the inning to give the Phillies an early 1-0 lead when Ryan Howard hit a sacrifice fly to the outfield. The offense was then silent until the ninth inning.

Shane Victorino, Chase Utley, Howard, and Jayson Werth failed to record a base hit all day, wit...

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