Jet Lag Hits Phillies in 8-1 Loss to Montreal

Sun-woo Kim slammed the door on the Phillies' winning streak with authority. Kim came within one out of his first career complete game and contributed at the plate with two hits and two RBI as the Montreal Expos halted the Phillies' run at four games with an 8-1 rout.

Winless since May 7, Sun-Woo Kim (4-5) stymied the Phillies through eight innings before running out of gas in the ninth. The right-hander allowed one run and seven hits in 8 2/3 innings with two walks and a career-high eight strikeouts.

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Jason Michaels ruined Kim's bid for a shutout with a two-out RBI double in the ninth.

Kim helped himself in Montreal's five-run fourth inning, ripping a two-run double to left field to give the Expos a 5-0 cushion.

Brad Wilkerson had an impressive night, collecting two hits, two walks and two RBI while scoring a pair of runs.

Terrmel Sledge homered and Tony Batista drove in a run for the Expos, who have won seven of the last 12 meetings with the Phillies after dropping the first five contests of the season.

Phillies starter Brett Myers (9-11) was hit hard, surrendering seven runs and nine hits with one walk in three-plus innings. Myers fell to 0-3 vs. Montreal this season.

Mike Lieberthal extended his hitting streak to a career high 13 games with a double in the third inning.

The series continues Saturday night when the Phillies send Kevin Millwood (9-6, 4.86) to the mound against Scott Downs (3-6, 5.98). Millwood will be making his second start since coming off the disabled list last weekend.


PHILADELPHIA (1) VS MONTREAL (8) - FINAL PHILADELPHIA a b r h rbi bb so lob avg J Rollins ss 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .287 P Polanco 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .286 B Abreu rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .294 M Byrd cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 J Thome 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .275 R Howard 1b 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .360 D Bell 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .299 T Perez 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .220 J Michaels cf-rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .264 P Burrell lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .253 M Lieberthal c 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .272 G Geary p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 B Myers p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .184 A Telemaco p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-L Collier ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 B Powell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 A Hinch c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 Totals 32 1 7 1 2 8 15 a-grounded to second for A Telemaco in the 5th. BATTING: 2B - M Lieberthal (30, S Kim); D Bell (33, S Kim); J Michaels (10, S Kim). RBI - J Michaels (36). 2-out RBI - J Michaels. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Michaels 1, D Bell 1, P Polanco 1, P Burrell 1. GIDP - L Collier. Team LOB - 6. BASERUNNING: CS - J Rollins (8, 2nd base by S Kim/B Schneider). FIELDING: DP: 3 (J Thome-J Rollins-J Thome, P Polanco-J Rollins-R Howard, J Rollins-P Polanco-R Howard). MONTREAL ab r h rbi bb so lob avg B Wilkerson 1b 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 .258 E Chavez cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .279 T Batista 3b 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 .246 T Sledge lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .264 J Rivera rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .301 B Schneider c 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .262 E Diaz c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 B Harris 2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .212 M Izturis ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .217 S Kim p 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 .214 T Tucker p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 Totals 30 8 11 8 3 3 8 BATTING: 2B - T Batista (29, B Myers); M Izturis (5, B Myers); B Wilkerson (37, B Myers); J Rivera (22, B Myers); S Kim (2, B Myers). HR - T Sledge (15, 5th inning off B Powell 0 on, 0 Out). S - E Chavez. SF - T Batista. RBI - T Batista 2 (109), B Harris (3), S Kim 2 (5), B Wilkerson 2 (64), T Sledge (57). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Rivera 1, S Kim 1. GIDP - E Chavez 2, J Rivera. Team LOB - 3. FIELDING: DP: 1 (M Izturis-B Harris-B Wilkerson). ---------------------------------------------------- PHILADELPHIA - 000 000 001 -- 1 MONTREAL - 101 510 00x -- 8 ---------------------------------------------------- PHILADELPHIA ip h r er bb so hr era B Myers (L, 9-11) 3 9 7 7 1 0 0 5.60 A Telemaco 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.36 B Powell 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 5.03 G Geary 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.44 MONTREAL ip h r er bb so hr era S Kim (W, 4-5) 8 2/3 7 1 1 2 8 0 4.51 T Tucker 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.46 B Myers pitched to 6 batters in the 4th. Pitches-strikes: B Myers 58-41; A Telemaco 7-6; B Powell 28-14; G Geary 25-17; S Kim 123-84; T Tucker 4-3. Ground balls-fly balls: B Myers 7-2; A Telemaco 2-1; B Powell 2-2; G Geary 4-1; S Kim 9-8; T Tucker 0-1. Batters faced: B Myers 19; A Telemaco 2; B Powell 8; G Geary 6; S Kim 33; T Tucker 1. UMPIRES: HP--Andy Fletcher. 1B--Tim Welke. 2B--Mike Fichter. 3B--Gary Cederstrom. T--2:24. Att--5,481. Weather: INDOORS


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