Both starters in the Astros-Phils game tonight have just been knocked out on the same play.
With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the fourth, the 'Stros had pitcher Roger Clemens up, trailing 4-3. Clemens hit a bullet the opposite way down the right field line scoring two and giving the Astros the lead. This brought the axe for Phils starter Corey Lidle, who had started the inning with a 4-1 lead. While Lidle was leaving the mound, Clemens, who had pulled up lame at first, was being looked over and was eventually pulled for a pinch-runner. Oddly, that pinch-rummer was pitcher Pete Munro who scored (giving the Astros a 7-4 lead) but did not come in to pitch. David Weathers started the bottom of the fourth.
The Phils are sinking so fast that floundering teams pummel them but thank goodness Ed Wade got Lidle to shore up that rotation.