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Phillies' Shutout Letdowns

Phillies haves a losing record following their staff's shutouts this season.

Phillies' Shutout Letdowns

Antonio Bastardo closed out the Phillies´ 1-0 win over the Marlins last night. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
Antonio Bastardo closed out the Phillies' 1-0 win over the Marlins last night. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Despite Tuesday's 14-2 drubbing of the Marlins, the Phillies still have a losing record (4-9) in  games following a shutout tossed by their pitching staff:

SHUTOUT WINS      NEXT GAME
Date           Opponent             Score   Date          Opponent                              Result
April 7 Mets 11-0   April 8 at Braves L     3-  6
April 10 at Braves 3-0   April 12 at Nationals L     4-  7
April 14 at Nationals 4-0   April 15 Marlins L     3-  4
April 21 at Padres 3-0   April 22 at Padres W     2-   0
April 22 at Padres 2-0   April 23 at Padres (11)  W     4-   2
May 7 Braves 3-0   May 8 Braves L     2-  5
May 21 Rangers 2-0   May 22 Rangers L     0-  2
June 8 Dodgers 2-0   June 9 Cubs (11)  L     3-  4
June 16 Marlins 3-0   June 17 at Mariners L     2-  4
June 22 at Cardinals 4-0   June 23 at Cardinals L     2-12
June 24 Athletics 1-0   June 25 Athletics L     2-  4
June 28 Red Sox 5-0   June 29 Red Sox W     2-   1
July 4 at Marlins 1-0   July 5 at Marlins W   14-   2
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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