Rockies 8, Phillies 1
Game 42 - Monday Night, May 22nd in Philadelphia
Record - 15-27, 4th place, 10 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The Rockies offense punished Jerad Eickhoff as the floundering Phils lost, 8-1
What It Means: The Phillies are not a fun team to watch right now. They've lost 18 of their last 22 and if not for the even worse Marlins (15-28) and Padres (16-30) they'd be the worst team in baseball right now.
What Happened: Eickhoff allowed four runs on nine hits in his six innings. Tommy Joseph had a big error in the ninth allowing two (meaningless) unearned runs to score. The Phillies offense managed only three hits, two of which were doubles by Aaron Altherr.
Featured Card: Did you know the first ex-Phillies player to join the Rockies was Charlie Hayes? Hayes was taken as the third overall pick in the 1992 expansion draft by the Rockies, and he'd spend the 1993 and 1994 seasons as their starting third baseman before returning to the Phillies for the 1995 season. Hayes is now the bench coach for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.