An electric day for the Phillies ended quietly when Yusmeiro Petit, who hadn't won since 2008, matched a career-high eight strikeouts and retired 13-straight at one point, handing the Phils just their sixth loss in July.
J.A. Happ took the hard luck loss in a quality start and could be the hard-luck loser when the Phillies decide how to make room for newly acquired left-hander Cliff Lee, set to join the club today. Meanwhile, Shane Victorino, taken out in the seventh inning, is questionable for today's game after suffering a knee contusion diving for a ball in the outfield. Victorino, who has been the Phillies' hottest hitter, told writers there is no fracture, only serious soreness. With the loss, the Phillies' lead in the East dwindles to six games over the Marlins, who were winners over the Braves.