Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 5/27/12

It would have been the first 4 game sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis in close to 75 years. However, one day after Kyle Kendrick pitched possibly his greatest career outing, Roy Halladay was taken deep by Yadier Molina in the 1st inning of Sunday's 8-3 loss, who launched a two out grand slam. To make matters worse, Halladay left the game after the second complaining of shoulder soreness. He will see a doctor Tuesday, and, according to Doc himself, is not expected to need an MRI.

It was a fitting way to end the month for Halladay, whose next start is scheduled for June. May was not kind to Roy as he went 1-3 with a 6.11 ERA in 35.1 IP. For comparison, he was 3-2 with a 1.95 ERA in April.

The bullpen didnt help out much as Joe Savery and Chad Qualls struggled and allowed 4 more runs to come accross the plate. The Phillies did score one run in the 3rd, 8th, and 9th innings to make the final score 8-3.

Here are some quick hits summarizing the series against the defending World Champions

  • The Phillies took the first 3 games from the Cardinals
  • Cliff Lee has yet to record his first win of the year, while Joe Blanton and Roy Halladay each have 4, Vance Worley has 3 and Cole Hamels has 7
  • Roy Halladay's season ERA is very close to being above 4
  • Carlos Ruiz had 8 hits in the series and is batting .366 on the season
  • Jonathan Papelbon notched 2 saves this weekend, his 13th and 14th of the season
  • The offense continues to hit, posting 22 runs in the 4 game series and recording 45 hits

What's next

The Phillies will visit the New York Mets for a Memorial Day game featuring Cole Hamels vs. Jonathan Niese. Niese is 1-0in two starts with a 1.54 ERA against the Phillies this season, both of these coming in Philly. Hamels is 7-1 witha  2.17 ERA this season.

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