It took only 125 years of bad pitching, hitting and managing with only one World Series victory, but the long-awaited milestone for Phillies fans has finally arrived. After prolonging the inevitable for 3 games, the Philadelphia Phillies have finally reached ten-thousand losses.
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This Phillies team however, is happy to be one game above even. At 46-45, they remain 5 games behind the NL East leading New York Mets midway through this season.
Albert Pujols hit a two-run shot in the fifth off Adam Eaton (8-6, 5.98 ERA) that was followed by Chris Duncan's 17th of the year for a 6-0 lead. Pujols, Juan Encarnacion and Adam Kennedy each homered in the seventh and Ryan Ludwick added a solo shot in the eighth to make it 10-zip.
Michael Bourn ruined the shutout in the ninth with his first big league homer and Chase Utley added an RBI double.
Fun facts from Elias: It was the 58th time the Phillies have lost by a 10-2 score.