Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rockies at Phillies: May 18th through May 19th

Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday and Thursday 7:05

Rockies 22-18, 1st Place in N.L. West, 1/2 game ahead of the Giants
Phillies 25-16, 1st Place in N.L. East, 1/2 game ahead of the Marlins

First Game:  The Phillies first faced off against the Rockies at Mile High Stadium in Denver on May 28, 1993, winning a slugfest, 15-9.  The Phils banged out 20 hits, led by Darren Daulton (2 for 6 with 4 RBIs, including a 2-run home run), Dave Hollins (3 for 5 with 3 doubles and 3 RBIs), John Kruk (2 for 6 with 3 RBIs) and Wes Chamberlain (2 for 5 with 3 RBIs).  Even Kim Batiste had three hits!  Fomer Phillies Andy Ashby, Bruce Ruffin and Jeff Parrett all appeared in the game for the Rockies with Ruffin pitching four scoreless innings but Parrett getting knocked around - 4 runs on 5 hits in his lone inning of work.

Recognize the Rockies (Or At Least Try): Manager - Jim Tracy, who took over the team in early 2009
Starters - Chris Iannetta (c), Todd Helton (1b), Jonathan Herrera (2b), Ty Wigginton (3b), Troy Tulowitzki (ss), Carlos Gonzalez (lf), Dexter Fowler (cf), Seth Smith (rf)
Rotation - Jhoulys Chacin (rhp), Jason Hammel (rhp), Ubaldo Jimenez (rhp), Jorge de la Rosa (lhp), Clayton Mortensen (rhp)
Bench - Jose Morales (c), Alfredo Amezaga (inf), Jason Giambi (inf), Jose Lopez (inf), Ryan Spilborghs (of)
Closer - Huston Street (rhp)
Bullpen - Matt Belisle (rhp), Rafael Betancourt (rhp), Matt Lindstrom (rhp), Franklin Morales (lhp), Felipe Paulino (rhp), Matt Reynolds (lhp)
Disabled List - Aaron Cook (rhp), Esmil Rogers (rhp)

At the Ballpark:  On Thursday night, all fans get a free baby-blue Phillies hat, complete with the retro "P" logo.

Rockies Probables: Jorge de la Rosa and Jhoulys Chacin
Phillies Probables: Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton

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