06/10/2003 3:17 AM ET
Angels try to get even with Phils
Phillies (33-29) at Angels (31-30), 7:05 a.m. PT
By Doug Miller / MLB.com
ANAHEIM -- The Angels got a good outing from ace Jarrod Washburn on Monday night, but it wasn't enough because Phillies right-hander Vicente Padilla was on fire, shutting down the Angels en route to a 3-0 victory that put Anaheim 11 games behind Seattle in the American League West.
The Angels, who returned to Anaheim on Monday after a 12-game road trip, had a few chances to score but were thwarted by Padilla and good defense. The Angels had six hits against Padilla -- all singles -- and Washburn gave up late home runs to Jimmy Rollins and Jim Thome that put the game away.
Anaheim will look to John Lackey to even up the series in the second game Tuesday night. Lackey will face Phillies righty Brandon Duckworth in the 7:05 p.m. PT start.
PHI: RHP Brandon Duckworth
3-1, 5.21 in 2003
Has never faced ANA
ANA: RHP John Lackey
3-5, 6.14 in 2003
Has never faced PHI
Players to watch:
David Eckstein, still nursing a bruised hand, entered Monday's game as a late-inning defensive replacement. It is doubtful that he will play Tuesday but should be back in the lineup Wednesday or Friday when the New York Mets come to town. ... Darin Erstad made his first appearance since going on the disabled list in mid-April with tendinitis in his right hamstring. Erstad, who missed 42 games, went 0-for-4 but looked good in center field.
"Sure. He just can't do cartwheels rounding third." -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia when asked if Eckstein was available for pinch-running duties.
On the Internet:
Philadelphia: 950 WPEN
Angels: ESPN Radio 710-AM; XKAM 950-AM (Spanish)
Washburn's loss Monday night was the first in his career in Interleague Play. He previously held a record of 6-0 with a 4.22. Washburn has worked seven innings or more in nine of his last 13 starts and has allowed three runs or less in his last eight starts. ... Scott Spiezio went 3-for-4 and has five hits in his last eight at-bats. ... Monday's game marked the second time in the Major League season that there have been no walks issued by either team in a nine-inning game. The last one was April 9, when Montreal played the Chicago Cubs. ... Angels starters have gone six innings or more in 20 of their last 26 starts. ... The Angels are 4-3 in Interleague Play this season.
The outlook for Tuesday in Anaheim is for partly cloudy skies and a high of 69 degrees. Expect it to cool down to the low 60s by game time.
Wednesday, Philadelphia at Angels, 7:05 p.m. PT; Thursday, off day; Friday, New York Mets at Angels, 7:05 p.m. PT; Saturday, New York Mets at Angels, 1:05 p.m. PT; Sunday, New York Mets at Angels, 1:05 p.m. PT; Monday, Angels at Seattle, 7:05 p.m. PT; Tuesday, Angels at Seattle, 7:05 p.m. PT
Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.