They play these games over and over during the course of six months, so every once in a while any team is going to suffer its share of little indignities.
Billingsley had been having a rough time with the
The right-hander came in 0-2 with a 7.71 earned-run average in his first four starts, but held the Dodgers scoreless until
The Phillies came in not only with the worst record in baseball (28-57), but having won just two of their last 12 games.
But it was the Phillies who ran the bases well, saw a strong-armed right fielder (
Anderson (5-5) went five innings, giving up the four runs (three earned), six hits and two walks. He struck out five.
He suffered from lack of run support, hardly a banner headline with the Dodgers these days. The Dodgers appeared disinterested or at least worn out from their four-hour, 13-minute victory Monday night.
They never really seemed in this one, falling behind, 6-0, before Grandal hit his 14th home run of the season in the sixth.