Reds Beat Phillies 4-3, Brad Lidge Takes Loss

July 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Fan News

Last night Pat Burrell hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. But as Burrell plays for another team it did the Phillies no good. Despite a decent outing by JA Happ the Phillies offense failed to carry over some momentum from the previous night and lost to the Reds 4-3.

The Phillies started well as Ryan Howard dented the scoreboard with a solo home run in the second inning. Jayson Werth followed with a solo home run of his own to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead. That lead was pushed to 3-0 in the third inning when Chase Utley hit an RBI-double to score Jimmy Rollins.

Brad Lidge would take the loss, though. Entering a tie game in the ninth inning, not a save situation, Lidge gave up a leadoff double to Joey Votto, who would score a couple batters later to give the Reds their first lead of the game.

Happ, as mentioned earlier, had a good game. Going seven full innings Happ allowed three runs on six hits and struck out seven batters while walking none.

But Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had his way with Happ. Phillips hit two home runs off of Happ, accounting for the first three runs for Cincinnati, which tied the game after being down 3-0.

Philadelphia’s downfall was hitting with base runners in scoring position. The Phillies batters were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left twelve batters on base.

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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