Diamondbacks 4, Phillies 0
Game 22 - Late Monday Night, April 25th in Phoenix
One Sentence Summary: Nothing went right in a forgettable game in Phoenix.
What It Means: The five-game winning streak is over and the Marlins are just a half game behind.
What Went Right: This crappy game was only 2 hours and 4 minutes long. Michael Stutes made his Major League debut, pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
What Went Wrong: Cliff Lee struck out twelve, but allowed four runs on five hits. The Phillies managed just three hits off the Diamondbacks Ian Kennedy, who struck out ten in a complete game shutout.
Featured Card: Forget this game - let's go back to the four-game sweep in San Diego completed on Sunday. The last time the Phillies did that, the winning pitchers were Steve Carlton, Jim Kaat, Dick Ruthven and Nino Espinosa. Ruthven pitched a gem in his game, one-hitting the Padres in a 2-0 complete game shutout. The win improved Ruthven's record at the time to 6-0 and he owned an impressive 1.65 ERA.
Disney Report: It was Animal Kingdom day at Disney, as both Doug and Ben both enjoyed the Kilimanjaro Safari.