Game 83 - Sunday Afternoon, June 30th in Los Angeles
Record - 39-44, 3rd Place, 9 1/2 games behind the Braves
Colossal Post-Vacation Catch-Up, Part 9 of 9
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies managed one lone ninth inning run in a lethargic 6-1 loss to the Dodgers.
What It Means: The Phillies phoned in another loss and they're now a season-worst five games under .500 and 9 1/2 games behind the Braves. They lost three out of four to L.A., and they'll hope to recover with a three-game series against the Pirates starting tonight.
What Went Wrong: The Phils managed four hits through the first eight innings. Kyle Kendrick had a so-so performance, allowing four runs on 10 hits in his six innings of work.
Featured Card: Ryan Howard is entrenched in an 0 for 20 slump, which includes 11 strikeouts. I wouldn't be smiling either.