Phillies Stymied by Cubs Pitching
Written by: F. Russ Tration
Sunday, June 6, 2010
The Phillies fell to the surging Cubs Saturday morning at Plaisted by a 4-2 score, stymied on offense by a strong pitching performance by the Cubs' starter and on defense by five infield errors. The Phillies fought hard to come back, though, and had the tying run at the plate when a sixth inning rally fell short. Tanner and RJ had two hits apiece, and RJ twice drove in Tanner for the Phillies runs. On defense, catchers Tanner and George each caught Cubs' runners attempting to steal. On the pitching front, Tanner tossed 1.2 innings in which he held the Cubs to one unearned run while striking out 4. Matt D. threw 4.1 strong innings, allowing only one earned run while striking out 7 Cub batters.