Roy Oswalt got knocked around in his Phillie debut, as the Nationals held the offense in check to end their eight game winning streak while falling to 3.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves.
Call it nerves, trying to hard, or just plain ol’ bad luck, buy Roy Oswalt wasn’t himself on Friday night. He was behind the eight-ball from the get-go, as his first pitch to Nyjer Morgan ended up in a triple, and two pitches later, a run.
The Nats scored two more off of Oswalt in the third and the fifth, which was more than enough to down the Phils, whose lone run came on a solo homer from Jayson Werth. All told, the team was o-4 with runners in scoring position.
They’ll look to start another winning streak on Saturday, when Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.85) takes on Ross Detwiler (0-1, 0.00).
Roy Oswalt (L, 6-13) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out four.
Jayson Werth went 2 for 4 with a homer (15) and an RBI.
Craig Stammen (W, 3-4) allowed one run on five hits in 6.1 innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Nyjer Morgan went 1 for 3 with a triple (6) and two runs.
Adam Kennedy went 4 for 5 with a double (8), two runs and an RBI.
Josh Willingham went 1 for 3 with a double (16) and two RBIs.
Roger Bernadina went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
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