Astros 10, Phillies 0
Game 82 - Wednesday Night, July 10th in Houston
Record - 37-45, 5th Place, 12 1/2 games behind the Cardinals
One Sentence Summary: Avoiding the sweep, the Astros unloaded on the Phillies both at the plate and with a complete game shutout from Mike Scott in this 10-0 drubbing.
What It Means: The Phillies limped out of Houston and flew to Atlanta following this game for a four-game set with the Braves to conclude the first half of the season. The wheels were about to come off for the team as they headed into the second half of the 1985 season on a low note.
What Happened: Yikes. Koosman didn't retire a batter in the first inning, facing six batters and leaving with his team trailing 4-0. Reliever Rocky Childress wouldn't fare much better, giving up an inherited runner tagged to Koosman and then four more runs of his own in his four innings of work. Koosman's ERA went from 2.73 to 3.45 following this outing. Scott allowed four hits and struck out seven on the way to improving his record to 8-4. (USA Today apparently had a misprint in this boxscore, showing Scott's record at 7-4.)
Jose Cruz sealed the win with a bases clearing triple in the first inning. Bill Doran also had a pair of RBIs along with a pair of doubles.
Featured Card: Future Phillie Dickie Thon added an RBI-double in the fifth, greeting new reliever Dave Rucker.
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