The offense was lacking, the starting pitcher was hurting, and the Florida%20Marlins">Florida Marlins were dealing. In the series finale the Marlins picked up their first series win in three weeks and the Phillies lost yet another home series, losing last night by a 6-2 score.
Brett Myers gave up five runs in 5.2 innings. After getting through the first three innings without allowing a run Myers was roughed up a bit from the fourth to sixth innings. Dan Uggla gave the Marlins a 1-0 lead with a two out solo home run in the fourth inning. Florida scored a second run in the fifth inning to take a 2-0 lead.
Carlos Ruiz put the Phillies on the scoreboard with a solo home run of his own in the bottom of the fifth but the Marlins responded in the top of the sixth, knocking Myers out of the game in the process.
Chris Coghlan started the sixth inning with a lead off double and scored on Uggla's follow up double. After a pair of ground outs it looked as though Myers was going to get out of the inning only allowing the one run to score, keeping the score at a manageable 3-1 deficit.
But Cody Ross had other plans, smacking a two run home run to make it 5-1 in favor of the visitors. Once Myers walked John Baker Charlie Manuel came out to the mound and relieved Myers of his duties for the night.
Myers walked gingerly off the field showing some pain in hi right hip. Reports say that his hip has gotten progressively worse over the last month. X-rays after the game showed "some jaggedness" and he will go in for an MRI today.
Myers is understandably nervous about the situation as he has only been on the disabled list once in his career. After the MRI the Phillies should know if Myers will be available for his next scheduled start.
The offense was listless for most of the night. A pair of solo home runs was all the Phillies could do to cross home plate, with Ruiz and Matt Stairs chipping in. Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino each went hit-less on the night. Ryan Howard picked up a pair of base hits to lead the team, but Raul Ibanez backed him up with an 0-for-4 night.
The Phillies have an off day on Thursday and return to action at home this weekend against the Washington Nationals.