Tuesday, June 16, 2015

1997 Metal Universe #204 Ricky Otero

Orioles 4, Phillies 0
Game 65 - Monday Night, June 15th in Baltimore
Record - 22-43, 5th Place, 13 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen easily handled the Phillies in a 4-0 Orioles win.

What It Means:  This was the seventh straight loss for the Phillies.  Following this game, the Phillies offense had not scored in 21 consecutive innings.

What Happened:  Aaron Harang struggled again, allowing four runs in his six innings of work.

Featured Card:  Courtesy of this Tweet from STATS, the Phillies are more than 20 games under .500, 65 games into the season, for the first time since the miserable 1997 season.  Of all the 1997 Phillies baseball cards I own, this seemed like one of the most 1997 Phillies-est.


Dan said...

I remember the terribleness of Wendell Magee and the awesomeness of Curt Schilling ....and the intro of Scott Rolen. That was 1997 to me.

Jim said...

I sometimes forget how much fun it was to watch Scott Rolen those first few years. At some point, even though he left town on such a sour note, he's got to be considered for the Phillies Wall of Fame right?

The Junior Junkie said...

One of my favorite sets of the 90's!