Pirates 4, Phillies 3
Game 63 - Saturday Afternoon, June 13th in Pittsburgh
Record - 22-41, 5th Place, 11 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Once again, the Phillies couldn't string together a few hits when they needed them and the Pirates prevailed 4-3.
What It Means: This seems like the 10th or 11th time this season the Phillies have had an active five game losing streak going.
What Happened: Starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan allowed four runs in his six innings of work. Trailing by a run in the eighth, the Phillies loaded the bases with no outs. Maikel Franco, Cody Asche and Freddy Galvis all grounded out in quick succession to end the threat.
Featured Card: We listened to the first half of this game on our drive to Reading to take in the Reading Fightin Phils game. I'll have a full recap of the Double-A action in an upcoming post.
Transaction: Following the game, Darin Ruf was optioned to Triple-A and the long-exiled former All-Star Domonic Brown was recalled. Ruf will see more regular at-bats with the IronPigs and hopefully Brown has a strong few weeks in order to raise his trade value.