Game 62 - Tuesday Night, June 15th in New York
Returning to the scene of the crime (2009 World Series Game 6), the Phillies managed to continue their craptastic ways, losing tonight, 8-3.
Roy Halladay lasted just 6 innings against the Yankees, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits. The Yankees started their scoring in the 2nd on a 2-run triple by Brett Gardner. 3 home runs followed - a solo shot by Curtis Granderson to lead off the 3rd, followed by a 2-run homer from Nick Swisher a few batters later and capped by a solo home run in the 5th from Mark Texiera that just cleared the right field wall. Two more Yankee runs came home in the 7th when Juan Castro allowed a Francisco Cervelli ground ball to scoot under his glove. (It was ruled a hit.)
The Phillies managed just three 4th inning runs off CC Sabathia. Chase Utley singled up the middle (off Sabathia's hand), followed by a Placido Polanco single. After Ryan Howard was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Jayson Werth singled home Utley. Raul Ibañez singled to score Polanco and DH Ben Francisco grounded into a force out, scoring Howard. And that was it.
Outside of the 4th inning, the Phils managed just one other hit on the night - a 5th inning single from Utley. In summary: 5 singles, 3 runs, a shaky Halladay and one very frustrated Phillies fan. Chan Ho Park, who received his NL Championship ring before the game, came on in the 9th to record the final three outs of the game. And I still despise the Yankees.