WP: Jordan Zimmermann (8-2, 1.71 ERA) LP: Kyle Kendrick (4-3, 3.29 ERA) SV: Rafael Soriano (14)
Kyle Kendrick just wasn't the pitcher tonight that we have grown accustomed to seeing throughout the season. Tonight, he lasted just five innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and four walks. 62 of his 107 total pitches were thrown for strikes, as his command often struggled against the division rival, Washington Nationals.
Mike Stutes made his season debut tonight throwing in the sixth and seven innings. He retired the batters in order in both innings, striking out two batters in the process.
Offensive-wise, the Phillies were essentially dormant. Domonic Brown hit a RBI single in the top of the second to score Ryan Howard, and Erik Kratz hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth to score Domonic Brown, and that was essentially it. In the end, two runs on six hits proved to not be enough to secure the victory.
Rookie Jonathan Pettibone starts tomorrow evening against former Arizona Diamondback ace, Dan Haren. With the game being nationally televised, first pitch is set for 7:15 pm ET instead of the usual 7:05 pm ET for a night east-coast game.
Game Summary after the jump.