Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sellout streak ends in loss to Braves

August 7, 2012

Box Score (Courtesy of ESPN.com)

July 6, 2009.

That was the last time the Phillies did not have a sellout crowd at Citizens Bank Park.

The truly incredible streak of 257 consecutive sellout games, the longest streak in the National League, came to an end on Monday night in a 6-1 loss to the Braves.

It is just another detail added to what has been a disappointing 2012 campaign.

41,665 were in attendance for Monday night's game.

Vance Worley (6-7) got the start for the Phillies, but only lasted three and two thirds innings, allowing four earned runs off six hits.

Before the game started, Worley said he felt sick to his stomach, which explains why he did not do so well and also why Charlie Manuel decided to take Worley out of the game so early.

“When he went down there to warm up he said that his stomach was bothering him. He said he felt like he could still pitch,”  Manuel said. “That’s one reason why we took him out of the game.”
“I felt like I was going to [vomit] a few times today and I couldn’t get it out and it seemed like every time I tried to let it loose today it didn’t go where I wanted," Worley explained.

Meanwhile a resurgent Ben Sheets (4-1 )was on the mound for the Braves.

Sheets went seven and a third innings into the ball game, giving up only seven hits.

The only run the Phillies were able to score off of Sheets was a solo home run by John Mayberry Jr. in the fourth inning.

The Braves have won the last seven games against the Phillies.

Cole Hamels will be on the mound Tuesday night to try and end that srteak.

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