Braves 12, Phillies 6
Game 111 - Wednesday Night, August 8th in Philadelphia
Record - 50-61, 5th Place, 18 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Kyle Kendrick is not a very good starting pitcher.
What It Means: The Phillies were going for their third series win in a row, but it was not to be. After a brief visit to fourth place, they're now back in last.
What Went Wrong: Kendrick allowed six runs in his 3+ innings of work before getting yanked. The Phillies tied it up, 6-6, behind Ryan Howard's three-run home run in the fifth. But the Phillies bullpen failed again, allowing six unanswered Braves runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
Featured Card: Former Phillie Chad Durbin picked up the win in this ballgame, pitching a scoreless sixth inning. Durbin is having a nice little year as a set-up guy in the Braves bullpen, compiling a 4-1 record and a 3.07 ERA.
The Phils could use a reliable reliever like Durbin these days.