Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 5/27/12
As far as first innings go, you couldn't draw up more of a disaster. A nearly insurmountable lead, another rough start for a top-of-the-line pitcher and the opposing ace on the mound. It was clear today wasn't going to be the Phillies day. The Cardinals took all the momentum in one swing, and the Phillies got more news they didn't need to hear. It was all part of a frustrating day all around for the Phillies who saw their winning streak end. Roy Halladay was making a start in the series finale with the chance to win. Money in the bank, right? This season, something is different. We may learn what that something is sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, it was too late to save this game. Halladay allowed a pair of one-out singles to Skip Schumaker and Matt Holliday before retiring Carlos Beltran for the second out. But after walking David Freese to extend the inning, Yadier Molina got a hold of one and sent it into the seats in center for a grand slam. Halladay went on to pit...
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