Phillies Continue To Look Bad In 3-0 Loss To Cards

The Phillies and Cardinals got their bean ball war over early in the game after Cardinals starter Brett Tomko hit Pat Burrell and Chase Utley with pitches. Both benches were warned and that battle was put to rest. As for the battle of winning the deciding game of the series, the Phillies looked disinterested in winning that battle and found themselves losing 3-0 to the Cardinals.

Brett Tomko rebounded from a downright bad outing against the Phillies last weekend to pitch 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Phillies Sunday in a 3-0 Cardinals win. Former Phillie Scott Rolen had three hits and scored twice as the St. Louis Cardinals took two out of three games in the weekend series with the Phillies.

Following three consecutive wins, Tomko (10-8) lasted just three innings in Philadelphia last Sunday, surrendering six runs and six hits. This Sunday, however, he allowed five hits and three walks while striking out one and working out of two bases-loaded jams.

Newly acquired Mike DeJean pitched around a hit in the ninth for his 19th save of the season and first as a Cardinal.

Rolen recorded his 10th three-hit game of the season with two doubles and a single. He scored on a sacrifice fly in the sixth to make it 2-0 before racing home on a squeeze in the eighth to cap the scoring. He also prevented at least two Phillies runs with strong defensive plays at third base.

Kevin Millwood (12-9) was effective, yielding two runs and five hits before being lifted for a pinch-hitter after pitching six innings. Millwood walked two and struck out three.

The Phillies, who committed two errors and left 11 men on base, are now 1-5 on their 14 game road trip that now moves to Montreal. Randy Wolf (12-8, 3.75) will be opposed by Livan Hernandez (13-7, 2.97) in the series opener Monday night at Olympic Stadium.

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