Cardinals 10, Phillies 1
Game 70 - Saturday Night, June 20th in Philadelphia
Record - 23-47, 5th Place, 13 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: John Lackey easily handled the Phillies bats as Aaron Harang and Seth Rosin were hit hard in this 10-1 loss to the Cardinals.
What It Means: The best team in baseball once again punished the worst team in baseball.
What Happened: The only offense for the Phillies came courtesy of a solo home run in the second from Cody Asche that gave the team an early and short lead in this ballgame. Harang gave up four runs in his six innings of work, including a three-run home run to Randal Grichuk in the sixth.
Featured Card: Rosin's Phillies debut didn't go so well. In two innings of work, the reliever allowed five runs on seven hits. Rosin is the pitcher who made headlines last year by making the opening day rosters of both the Dodgers and the Rangers before making his way back to the Phillies. He was originally acquired by the Phillies in the Hunter Pence deal from the Giants, along with Nate Schierholtz (currently playing in Japan) and Tommy Joseph (sidelined at Lehigh Valley with another concussion).
Transaction: Rosin took the roster spot of Friday night's starting pitcher, Phillippe Aumont, who was designated for assignment.