Monday, May 10, 2010

Running Thoughts: Smith. vs Kendrick


Lineup Card

Here we go.  This should be interesting.

Rockies lining up in their three announcer setup tonight.

1st Inning

  • Shane Victorino triples on an 0-2 pitch.  Smith simply can't make a quality 0-2 pitch.  
  • Polanco with the sac fly.  Hawpe made a great throw from fairly deep right.  Good try.  
  • Another 0-2 basehit, this time by Chase Utley.  
  • Smith strikes out Howard.  He's throwing strikes tonight, no doubt about that.  Now he just needs to find more quality strikes.  
  • And then he walks Werth on four pitches.  Maybe I need to shut up.  
  • Strikes out Ibanez.  High pitch count inning but limited the damage.  
  • Phillies 1, Rockies 0
  • Jason Giambi with a laser RBI single to even the score.  Much needed hit for team and player.  
  • Rockies 1, Phillies 1
  • Good first inning of baseball.  
2nd Inning
  • I think this is going to be a long game.  Smith with a full count on just about everyone in the inning.  At least it was scoreless!
3rd Inning
  • Strikeout (Utley), Strikeout (Howard), Walk (Werth), Flyout (Ibanez).  Good inning for Smith.  One of his best of the season actually.  
  • Quality AB #2 and RBI #2 for Jason Giambi... sac fly.  
  • Rockies 2, Phillies 1
4th Inning
  • Greg Smith with six strikeouts through four.  Hats off so far.  
  • Rockies waste the leadoff Stewart double.  If Olivo moves the runner, it's a run, but Olivo is a rally killer.  
5th Inning
  • Victorino with a walk.  Fouled off 6-7 pitches.  Terrific AB.  
  • Mora fails to turn another double play.  Cost the Rockies a run on that play, and then Jayson Werth doubles in a run.  So that's a two run error when the inning should have been over.
  • Phillies 3, Rockies 2
  • Kendrick balks home the tying run.  Solid.
  • Nice opposite field hitting by Brad Hawpe.  RBI single reclaims the lead.  
  • Rockies 4, Phillies 3
6th Inning
  • Like I said before, Ruiz is the toughest out for the Rockies in that lineup.  Solo HR.
  • Victorino flips another triple into right center.  These Phillies can flat hit professionally.  
  • Wild pitch scores the go ahead run.  Three giveaway runs.  Ridiculous.
  • Rockies go down 1-2-3 as we enter into the twilight innings.  
  • Phillies 5, Rockies 4
7th Inning
  • Beimel did a good job.  Utley had a well hit single,  Howard blooped one in there.  Struck out Werth and then get a flyout from Ibanez.  Belisle in now to face the Rockie killer Ruiz.  
  • Belisle gets him to popout.  He has quietly done a very solid job out of the bullpen.  He's a different pitcher than last season.  
  • Three big Ribs for Giambi tonight.  Bloops one over Chase Ultey to tie the game.  
  • The Phillies turn a clutch DP that the Rockies couldn't.  That's why the Phillies are the cream of the crop and the Rockies are clawing to get there.  
  • Rockies 5, Phillies 5
8th Inning
  • More incredibly lousy defense as Brad Hawpe drops a flyball.  
  • Randy Flores pitches over it as he gets Chase Utley to fly to left.  Great job by Belisle and Flores.  
  • Rockies leave another pair on base.  Going to the ninth all squared up.  
9th Inning
  • Tracy decides to intentionally walk Ibanez to set up Rockie killer Carlos Ruiz (.520 in May).  No, that didn't work.  
  • Ross Gload then caps the scoring a three-run HR. 
  • Final: Phillies 9, Rockies 5