It was all going so well for J.A. Happ tonight until the bottom of the 8th inning. Having already thrown 100+ pitches, J.A. surrendered a 2-run home run to the Pirates' Garrett Jones, giving the Pirates a 3-2 lead. John Russell's team would hang on to the win the game and take the series from the Phils.
Happ's not to blame for the loss however. Most of the blame goes to the Phils' anemic offense, hitless from the 4th inning until Paul Bako's single in the 9th. Jimmy Rollins (3 hits including a double) and Bako (solo home run in the 2nd) tried to get things going, but the rest of the team just looked flat. Losing two of three to the last place Pirates shouldn't happen.