The Phillies traveled north of the border to Canada to play the final three games of Interleague play against the Blue Jays.Â Things didn’t get much better for the struggling Phils, as the Blue Jays won again and even did it against the Phillies ace.Â Cole Hamels(4-4) couldn’t get out of the fifth inning as he gave up four runs on eight total hits on the way to a 6-1 Phillies loss.Â Ricky Romero(5-3) got the win with seven impressive innings while only giving up two hits in the game.Â The series continues today with J.A. Happ going for the Phillies against Brad Mills for the Blue Jays at 1:07PM.
The Mets couldn’t get out of their own way while continuing the Subway Series in Queens on Friday night.Â The Mets made three errors in the secocnd inning, allowing four runs to score and basically put the game out of reach.Â Pelfrey(5-3) still managed to finish five innings while only allowing two earned runs in a 9-1 Mets loss.Â C.C. Sabathia(7-4) went seven strong innings allowing only three hits including a solo home run to Gary Sheffield in getting the win.Â Tonight A.J. Burnett goes to the mound against Tim Redding for the Mets at 7pm.
The bat of Hanley Ramirez wasn’t enough on Friday night in Tampa Bay.Â The Marlins couldn’t take advantage of a chance to tie for first place with the Phillies as they fell to the Rays 7-3.Â Renyell Pinto(2-1) took the loss for the Marlins bullpen which is struggling with injuries currently while giving up two runs in an inning of work.Â J.P. Howell(3-2) got the win in relief for the Rays, as the series continues tonight at 7:08 in Tampa with Chris Volstad taking on newly off the disabled list Scott Kazmir.
The Atlanta Braves lost their third straight game and fifth in their last six last night to the Red Sox.Â Jurrjens(5-6) went eight strong innings giving up 3 earned runs and four overall in a tough loss.Â Josh Beckett(9-3) got his ninth win of the season pitching seven shut out innings for the Red Sox.Â Wakefield goes up against Vazquez this afternoon at 4pm in the second game of the series.
Ross Detwiler(0-4) and the rest of the Nationals pitchers had another rough outting last night.Â Detwiler couldn’t get his first win of the season and managed five innings of five run ball as the Nats lost 11-1 to the Baltimore Orioles.Â Brad Bergesen(5-2) got the win for the Orioles going six innings and only giving up a single run as the offense made it easy for him.Â Sharon Martis goes up against Jeremy Guthrie at 7:05 in Baltimore tonight.