The Phillies’ free fall continues.
Charlie Manuel’s squad fell to Toronto 6-2 yesterday as the Blue Jays capped a three-game sweep. It marked just the second time Toronto had swept the Phils in franchise history. The Phillies have now dropped 12 of their last 15 games, and sit nine games out of first place.
Jim Thome and John Mayberry Jr. supplied the offense with a pair of solo shots. For Thome, it was his 100th home run in a Phillies uniform. He is the fourth player in MLB history to hit at least 100 dingers with three different teams. Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.29 ERA) took the loss after allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. It was the third straight start Kendrick had allowed at least five runs.
Carlos Ruiz, who left Friday night’s game with a strained oblique muscle, was back in the Phillies lineup.
The Phillies are off today, then host Colorado tomorrow to open a 10-game homestand. Cole Hamels takes the mound for the Phils in the opener.