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Philadelphia (68-78) «60102010x10142

Phillies 10, Padres 5

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PHILADELPHIA -- For only one inning, Roy Halladay couldn't find the strike zone. The way his teammates were hitting in every inning, it didn't matter.

Carlos Ruiz had three hits and three RBI and rookie Cesar Hernandez reached base four times, scored twice and drove in two runs as the Philadelphia Phillies rode a six-run first inning to a 10-5 victory against the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.

"Big offensive night," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "The top four guys in the lineup, there was a lot of action up there with some big hits."

Halladay was in line for the victory for the Phillies but couldn't get through the fifth inning after walking four consecutive batters and committing a throwing error. In his fourth start since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 25, Halladay gave up five runs -- four earned -- and four hits, striking out six and walking a season-high five in 4 2/3 innings.

Five Philadelphia relievers held San Diego hitless over the final four innings to lead the Phillies to their fifth victory in their past six games. Justin De Fratus (3-3) was credited with the victory after getting out of the fifth-inning jam.

Chase Utley added two RBI and Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen collected two hits apiece for the Phillies, who took the rubber game of the three-game series in front of 29,986 rain-soaked fans watching two teams already eliminated from playoff contention.

"I just kind of lost my base in the fifth inning," Halladay said. "For the most part, we were right where we wanted to be. Then in that fifth inning, it just kind of disappeared from me."

Tommy Medica, who hit a home run in his major-league debut on Wednesday, led San Diego with two hits, including the infield hit that drove in a run and knocked Halladay out of the game in the fifth.

For Halladay, who's still trying to work his way back following midseason shoulder surgery, it was a frustrating end to a night that started with a lot of promise. The two-time Cy Young Award winner had his start pushed back a day because he had the flu and said it "felt like Christmas morning" when he woke up Thursday and knew he was taking the mound.

"I realize I'm coming off surgery," Halladay said. "But I've worked extra hard to get back here and pitch -- and not only pitch but be successful. So it's personally frustrating when I'm not able to do what I want to do."

After a 55-minute rain delay that pushed back the start of the game, Padres outfielder Will Venable belted a leadoff home run to right field on the third pitch he saw from Halladay. The homer was the 22nd of the season for Venable and the ninth leadoff home run of his career, a Padres record.

But that lead was very short-lived as San Diego starter Tyson Ross (3-8) gave up five hits and six earned runs with two walks and two strikeouts in just two-thirds of an inning.

Utley delivered an RBI single and Ruiz drove in two more with a double in the left-centerfield gap before Ross even recorded an out. Ross, who had a 2.16 ERA in nine starts since joining the rotation full-time on July 23, was pulled from the game with two outs in the first after Halladay drew a based-loaded walk.

"It was not his night at all," Padres manager Bud Black said. "The first inning had a check-swing chopper, then he fell behind and started throwing his first ball over the plate. Their hitters just squared up and he couldn't get the one pitch to stop the damage."

San Diego reliever Anthony Bass gave up a two-run double to Hernandez, who had led off the first with a single. The inning ended when Halladay was easily thrown out at home trying to score from first on Hernandez's double.

"It was one of those games out of 162 that you just want to turn the page," Black said. "The Phillies just beat us."

Notes

The Phillies have not lost a series to the Padres since Aug. 24-26, 2007.. With his first-inning walk, Halladay picked up his first RBI since Sept. 11, 2012.. The Phillies matched their season-high for hits in an inning with six in the first. It was the fifth time this season they accomplished the feat.. The Padres announced that Trevor Hoffman has been appointed to the role of upper level pitching coordinator & special assistant to the general manager. The former star closer spent the last three seasons as a special assistant to the president & CEO.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Ruiz
AB 3
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
San Diego

W. Venable
AB 4
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Will Venable, RF4211110 .271
Alexi Amarista, CF-SS-LF4100111 .257
Jedd Gyorko, 2B3110110 .248
Chase Headley, 3B2101101 .242
Tommy Medica, 1B4021011 .375
Mark Kotsay, LF3001001 .191
   Dale Thayer, P0000000 .000
Ronny Cedeno, SS1000111 .253
   Tommy Layne, P0000000 .000
   a-Jesus Guzman, PH1000001 .233
   Tim Stauffer, P0000000 .000
   Colt Hynes, P0000000 .000
   Brad Brach, P0000000 .000
   b-Logan Forsythe, PH-SS1000000 .213
Nick Hundley, C3000022 .236
   c-Chris Robinson, PH1000010 .000
Tyson Ross, P0000000 .192
   Anthony Bass, P1000011 .000
   Reymond Fuentes, CF3000020 .150
Totals31544511  
a-lined out for Layne in the 5th
b-popped out for Brach in the 8th
c-struck out for Hundley in the 9th
Batting
2B - Tommy Medica (1, Halladay)
HR - Will Venable (22, Halladay)
SF - Mark Kotsay (2)
RBI - Will Venable (52), Chase Headley (41), Tommy Medica (2), Mark Kotsay (12)
SB - Will Venable (18, 2nd base off Halladay/Ruiz), Chase Headley (7, 2nd base off Halladay/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Alexi Amarista 1
PB - Nick Hundley 2 (3)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tyson Ross (L,3-8) 0.2566220 3.29
Anthony Bass 2.2411340 4.95
Tommy Layne 0.2000000 2.25
Tim Stauffer 1322120 3.52
Colt Hynes 1.1211210 9.39
Brad Brach 0.2000010 3.71
Dale Thayer 1000010 3.43
IBB - Ruiz by Colt Hynes
Pitches-Strikes - Tyson Ross 41-22, Anthony Bass 54-31, Tommy Layne 4-2, Tim Stauffer 31-22, Colt Hynes 26-13, Brad Brach 10-6, Dale Thayer 9-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Anthony Bass 2-1, Tommy Layne 1-1, Colt Hynes 1-2, Dale Thayer 1-1
Batters Faced - Tyson Ross 9, Anthony Bass 14, Tommy Layne 2, Tim Stauffer 7, Colt Hynes 8, Brad Brach 2, Dale Thayer 3
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cesar Hernandez, CF4232100 .293
Jimmy Rollins, SS3221200 .246
Chase Utley, 2B3112103 .277
Carlos Ruiz, C3133200 .287
Darin Ruf, RF4111034 .251
Cody Asche, 3B4100133 .250
Kevin Frandsen, 1B5120014 .239
Freddy Galvis, LF5120024 .230
Roy Halladay, P1001112 .000
   Justin De Fratus, P0000000 .000
   a-Pete Orr, PH1000011 .200
   Cesar Jimenez, P0000000 .000
   b-Erik Kratz, PH1000001 .205
   Ethan Martin, P0000000 .000
   B.J. Rosenberg, P0000000 .000
   c-Roger Bernadina, PH1000000 .169
   Jake Diekman, P0000000 .000
Totals35101410811  
a-struck out for De Fratus in the 5th
b-grounded out for Jimenez in the 6th
c-grounded out for Rosenberg in the 8th
Batting
2B - Cesar Hernandez (4, Bass), Carlos Ruiz (14, Ross)
SF - Chase Utley (5), Darin Ruf (2)
RBI - Cesar Hernandez 2 (7), Jimmy Rollins (38), Chase Utley 2 (56), Carlos Ruiz 3 (30), Darin Ruf (24), Roy Halladay (1)
2-OUT RBI - Cesar Hernandez 2 (5), Jimmy Rollins (18), Carlos Ruiz (10), Roy Halladay (1)
SB - Jimmy Rollins (20, 2nd base off Hynes/Hundley)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
E - Roy Halladay (1, Throwing), Jimmy Rollins (10, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Roy Halladay 4.1454561 7.28
Justin De Fratus (W,3-3) 0.2000000 4.46
Cesar Jimenez 1000020 2.08
Ethan Martin 1000010 6.47
B.J. Rosenberg 1000000 2.63
Jake Diekman 1000020 2.94
HBP - Headley (by Roy Halladay)
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 101-57, Justin De Fratus 6-3, Cesar Jimenez 8-7, Ethan Martin 16-9, B.J. Rosenberg 5-3, Jake Diekman 10-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 2-5, B.J. Rosenberg 1-2, Jake Diekman 2-0
Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 23, Justin De Fratus 2, Cesar Jimenez 3, Ethan Martin 3, B.J. Rosenberg 3, Jake Diekman 4
Game Information
Attendance - 29986
Game Time - 3:10
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Mike Winters, First Base - Laz Diaz, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Tim Timmons