Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rock Solid Recrap: This Really Is The Road To 100

Phillies 7, Rockies 2 (boxscore)

What Went Wrong: The Rockies showed up. The Phillies showed up. This game was pretty much over when those two things happened.

Turning Point: The Rockies led 1-0 (I kid you not) in the 3rd inning and Josh Outman was one out away from working three scoreless when he walked Jimmy Rollins. Naturally, Placido Polanco followed that up with an RBI double to tie the game. One inning later, Outman was again one out away from a scoreless inning when John Mayberry hit a two-run homer.

Long story short, the Phillies scored 6 of their 7 runs with two outs.

Josh Outman's Line: 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 72 pitches (40 strikes)

Game 1 of Jim Tracy's latest failed experiment (more on that later) went about like you'd expect. Josh Outman was, in two words, Josh Outman. That basically means a lot of baserunners, and the Phillies capitalized on their opportunities with those timely two-out hits. That said, without the new pitch count Outman likely gets through the 5th. That would have been nice for the bullpen.

Bullpen's Line: 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Adam Ottavino finally had a rough night (allowed all three runs), but I suppose we should get used to those now that he'll be overworked even further.

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Phillies 6-19-12

Check out the Q & A I did for the entertaining Phillies blog That Ball's Outta Here


Colorado Rockies (25-40)
  1. Eric Young Jr. (CF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (SS)
  3. Tyler Colvin (LF)
  4. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  7. Chris Nelson (2B)
  8. Wilin Rosario (C)
  9. Josh Outman (P)
All I can say is stay tuned to tonight's Recap. I may have a thought or two on Jim Tracy's latest stroke genius. 

Philadelphia Phillies (31-37)
  1. Jimmy Rollins (SS)
  2. Placido Polanco (3B)
  3. Hunter Pence (RF)
  4. Carlos Ruiz (C)
  5. Shane Victorino (CF)
  6. Ty Wigginton (1B)
  7. John Mayberry (LF)
  8. Michael Martinez (2B)
  9. Cole Hamels (P)
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