Insert Shouted Expletive Here, Phils Shut Out By D-Backs

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Ian Kennedy, owner of a 5.64 ERA this season, just fired a three hit shutout against the Phils, striking out ten batters along the way. Kennedy managed to lower his ERA to 4.02 after tonight.  I am having a difficult time writing anything that does not degenerate into a violently obscene barrage of cursing.

Placido Polanco was the only player that actually hit the ball this evening as he went 2-4 with a double.  We got to see the major league debut of Michael Stutes, who acquitted himself well in his one inning of work.  Cliff Lee struck out a shit ton of D-Backs (twelve in all) but also allowed a two run home run to Chris Young and a solo shot to Gerardo Parra (who has no business hitting a home run against anyone).

So much for the crappy pitching of Arizona waking up the bats.  Phils lose 4-0 in a rage inducing and utterly forgettable affair.  Oswalt goes tomorrow against young righty Daniel Hudson.  Let’s turn the page quickly on this one to avoid  incarceration for assaulting a neighbor that kind of looks like Kirk Gibson.

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