Saturday, June 13, 2015

2015 Phillies Team Issue #22 Bob McClure CO

Pirates 1, Phillies 0 (13 Innings)
Game 62 - Friday Night, June 12th in Pittsburgh
Record - 22-40, 5th Place, 11 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Despite solid efforts from new starter Kevin Correia and the Phillies bullpen, the offense couldn't produce and the Pirates won 1-0 in 13 innings.

What It Means:  The Phillies have lost four in a row and their road record is a Major League worst at 7-24.

What Happened:  Correia gave the Phillies 5 2/3 scoreless innings in his debut and the bullpen followed with scoreless frames through the 12th.  Dustin McGowan was on the mound in the 13th when Starling Marte singled home Chris Stewart with the winning run.  The Phillies offense went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position, painfully wasting opportunities to score in the 9th, 10th and 11th innings.

Featured Card:  Pitching coaches don't get featured that often in these game summary reports, but Bob McClure gets the nod here for being on one end of the most emotionally charged exchanges in the Phillies dugout this season.  The Phillies website has video and a summary of the Ken Giles vs. Ryne Sandberg and McClure argument here.

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