held a closed-door meeting after losing for the 11th time in 13 games. The 20 minute session uncovered a lengthy list of problems
but didn't provide any solutions.
held Philadelphia hitless for six innings and
hit a two-run double in the
Toronto Blue Jays
' 6-1 victory over the slumping Phillies on Friday night.
''There's no answer right now,'' Philadelphia outfielder
said. ''Ultimately we need to find a way to stop it, whether it be 'Hey, you know what? Relax, have fun.' I have no answer
for the situation. It's just one of those things where you're losing, things escalate by 10.''
Romero, a former first-round draft pick, gave up a hit to
leading off the seventh and
followed with an infield single for the Phillies. Romero got
to hit into a double play and
flied out to center to finish the inning.
Going for the no-hitter gave Romero an emotional lift.
''It's a pretty cool feeling when you're out there and the fans are into it,'' the rookie left-hander said.
Romero (5-3) allowed two hits, walked one and struck out seven.
said. ''He just really dominated out there tonight.''
worked a perfect eighth and
finished the three-hitter, allowing Werth's sacrifice fly in the ninth.
Toronto won for the fourth time in five games and has beaten the Phillies in six straight. The
swept a three-game series in Philadelphia last week. After that, the Phillies were swept by Baltimore and lost two of three
in a World Series rematch at Tampa Bay.
''We're not playing like the team we are, that's the bottom line,'' Victorino said. ''And we need to find a way.''
did not speak to reporters after the game, but addressed his teams struggles at length beforehand.
''We're not really playing what you'd call 'together baseball' right now,'' Manuel said before batting practice.
Utley echoed those remarks in a somber Phillies clubhouse afterward.
''Right now we're definitely not playing good baseball all around,'' Utley said. ''There's no one thing we're doing bad, we're
just not playing together as a team.''
Toronto opened the scoring in the second when
doubled and came around on a single by
, who snapped an 0-for-12 skid. Rolen's double extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games.
added three more in the third against left-hander
(4-4), who is winless in four starts. Hill hit a two-run double, stole third and scored on Rolen's sacrifice fly.
Hamels was replaced by right-hander
Chan Ho Park
after infield singles by
, then was ejected by home plate umpire Mark Carlson for arguing balls and strikes as he left the field.
Park got out of the jam but was injured when Rios hit a bouncer off the pitcher's right knee. Park picked up the loose ball
and made the throw to first before falling to the ground in pain. Righty
replaced Park in the sixth.
Toronto lost catcher
in the second when he injured his right hamstring running to first on a single.
replaced Barajas and later hit an RBI single off
in the eighth.
After the game, Toronto placed Barajas on the 15-day disabled list and promoted catcher Kyle Phillips from Triple-A Las Vegas.
, who is stuck in an 0 for 19 slump, sat out his second straight game.
NOTES: Hamels changed places with Saturday's starter, lefty J.A. Happ, so that he could get one more start before the All-Star
break. ... Phillies LHP
will return to Philadelphia and see a doctor Monday after leaving Thursday's start in the fourth because of a shoulder strain.
... After throwing a bullpen session, Toronto RHP
(groin) declared himself ready to come off the 15-day DL and start Monday against Tampa Bay. ... To make room for Phillips
on the 40-man roster, Toronto moved RHP
from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.