Cubs 5, Phillies 1
Game 22 - Sunday Afternoon, April 29th in Philadelphia
Record - 10-12, 4th Place, 4 games behind the Nationals and Braves
One Sentence Summary: Matt Garza stymied the Phillies offense (which isn't hard to do these days) as the Cubs won, 5-1.
What It Means: The loss guaranteed the team its first month with a losing record since June 2009, and its first April with a losing record since 2007.
What Went Wrong: Jimmy Rollins hit a bloop single to lead off the first, and then the Phillies were held hitless until Hunter Pence's infield single in the ninth. Those were the team's only two hits all afternoon.
Kyle Kendrick rebounded from his last horrific outing to allow three runs (two earned) over six innings.
Featured Card/Field Report: My entire little family attended the game yesterday afternoon and it was my two-year-old Ben's first Phillies game. Both Doug (age five) and Ben were understandably underwhelmed by the game. The highlight for both boys was getting to sing happy birthday to the Phanatic (along with the rest of the fans in attendance) during a pre-game birthday ceremony. I'm hoping the next game I take the boys to is a little more exciting, otherwise they're going to start to wonder why I'm such a baseball fanatic. At least the cherry water ice and popcorn were delicious!
(The Phils are now 1-2 in games I've attended this year.)