The Phillies got to Ian Kennedy early, hitting him up for a two spot in the first inning, but they couldn't produce a single run after that and the 'pen spoiled what was a nice season debut by Tyler Cloyd.
Jimmy Rollins led off with a home run, and the Phillies racked up two runs, four hits and a walk in the first inning to take an early 2-0 lead. But as it's done far too often this season, the offense went into a complete funk for the remainder of the game and the Phils lost, 3-2.
Cloyd, who seemed to be either completely on or completely off last season, was good Friday night, allowing just two hits but walking three in 6.1 innings. He escaped two walks in the fourth inning by inducing a double play off the bat of Jason Kubel.
Charlie Manuel pulled Cloyd immediately after he gave up a single to Cody Ross with one out in the seventh. It was the first hit the young right-hander had allowed since an RBI double to Eric Chavez in the first inning.
Antonio Bastardo proceeded to give up a long fly ball to Kubel that allowed Ross to move to second. Martin Prado followed with an RBI single to tie the game, 2-2.
With Mike Adams in to pitch the next inning, Miguel Montero deposited the first pitch he saw into the stands to give the Diamondbacks the lead. It was just the third home run of the season for Montero, who raised his average above the Mendoza line to .202 with the hit.
The Phillies made a bid to tie the game in the ninth. With one out and men on second and third, Laynce Nix popped out to third and Rollins grounded out weakly to first. They finished the night 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position.
In a classy move, Roy Halladay — who's scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday and remains hopeful he'll be able to return to the mound this season — issued a statement directly addressing Phillies fans, expressing regret about his recent performance.
"I just wanted to thank them for their support," Halladay said, per Jim Salisbury at CSNPhilly.com. "And my heart goes out to all of the people who spend all of their money and go out to the games and don't get to see what they want to see."
After going 40-16 with a 2.40 ERA and 1.041 WHIP in his first two years with the Phillies, Halladay has since gone 13-12, 5.24 and 1.264. He turns 36 on Tuesday.
"If I paid $60 and the team was down 9-0 when I showed up, I wouldn't like me," he said. "I just wanted to make sure they knew they've been a big part of everything and I've always appreciated their support."