Giant Loss for the Phils

Phillies shutout by Giants, 4-0

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    J.A. Happ #43 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the New York Mets in the first inning during the game on August 22, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

    The Phillies had just five hits on Wednesday night against Brad Penny in his first start with the San Francisco Giants.

    And although five hits were enough to beat the Giants on Tuesday, it was not enough last night. The National League wild card contenders beat the Phils 4-0.

    That's a second start loss for J.A. Happ and the fifth shutout this season for the team.

    Happ gave up a run in the fifth and back-to-back homers in the sixth by Juan Uribe and former Phillie Aaron Rowand giving the Giants their 73rd win this season.

    The four Giants runs were the most the NL rookie of the year contender has allowed in a single game in his last seven starts.

    Penny, who was released by the Boston Red Sox just last week, pitched eight innings (a season high) in which he gave up only five hits in first start, shutout and win for San Fran.