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.