First Loss of the Season

Anyone who’s been a Phillies fan for a decent amount of time knows what a loss feels like.  Tonight was the first loss of the season for the Phils.  6-5 in Washington at Nationals Park.

Each loss hurts–be it the first or the last, by a little or a lot–no matter the circumstances they still sting a bit and leave one wondering where they went wrong.

Tonight was no different.  The Phillies battled, tied the game, but just couldn’t come back all the way.

Tonight in Washington was also Kyle Kendrick’s job to secure the Phillies sweep of the Nationals.

The game clearly did not go as he had hoped.

Kendrick replaced fellow pitcher Joe Blanton–on the disabled list with a strained oblique–and allowed six hits and five runs in four innings.

Something tells me once Blanton is back and healthy, Kendrick may be sent back down to the minors…

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