Friday, June 22, 2012

1989 Score Hottest 100 Stars #26 Juan Samuel

Rockies 4, Phillies 1
Game 71 - Thursday Night, June 21st in Philadelphia
Record - 33-38, 5th Place, 9 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The offense shut things down for the night following Jimmy Rollins' lead-off home run and the Phillies couldn't overcome four late Rockies runs.

What It Means:  What's worse - the fact that the Phillies lost again, or the fact that I'm starting to get used to it?

What Went Wrong:  Vance Worley was cruising along until the seventh, when he allowed a two-out, two-run home run to Chris Nelson.  Michael Schwimer allowed another two-run home run (to Willin Rosario) in the ninth, pretty much sealing the win for the Rockies.  The offense was 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position.

Featured Card:  I may eventually end up flat out abandoning my policy of not featuring a current card of a current Phillie following a loss.  Fact is, I want to feature more 2012 cards, but the Phillies have been doing their best to thwart my efforts.  I dug out the blog's bylaws and the blog's executive committee took a vote last night on this rule, but we were deadlocked.  So in lieu of a relatively new card of Jimmy Rollins, featured here is a card of current third base coach Juan Samuel.

Why Samuel, you might ask?  Rollins led off the game last night with his 39th career lead-off home run, padding his lead on the all-time Phillies list in that category.  Samuel is second on the list with 14, and Lenny Dykstra is third with 12.

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