What was a close game for a while turned out badly due to another blowup from the bullpen.
Bryce Harper opened the scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the first.
That was it.
That was the Phillies’ offense for the day.
Jesus Luzardo showed why he was one of the top pitching prospects in the minors last year by shutting down one of the better offenses in the game, only allowing the one run, scattering six other hits, striking out nine and walking a lone batter.
The A’s capitalized on some mispitches from Vince Velasquez, knocking him out in the sixth despite Vince striking out nine batters of his own. Some timely hitting from Sean Murphy, Ramon Laureano, and Stephen Piscotty provided the A’s all the runs they would need on the day.
The Phillies are off on Monday, then face the Marlins in a three game home set.