Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2002 Topps 206 #41 Scott Rolen

In summary: Scott Rolen is a bum and it's very difficult to win a game in which your pitching staff walks 10 batters.

Cole Hamels kept the team in the game, holding the Blue Jays to 2 runs over 6 innings and it appeared as if Jayson Werth's 2-run home run in the 6th would be all the Phils would need to win the game. J.C. Romero managed to load the bases in the 8th, but escaped unscathed as Jays' 3rd base coach Nick Leyva misjudged a fly ball, missing an opportunity to send home Alex Rios with the tying run. However, Leyva's mistake was erased in the 9th when Ryan Madson walked home the tying run after loading the bases. It was Mad Dog's first blown save of the year.
And then the 10th inning happened. Clay Condrey imploded, Scott Rolen knocked in the go-ahead run with a single, the wheels completely came off, Tyler Walker made his Phillies' debut and surrendered a 2-run double to Rod Barajas, I may have cussed a little, and the Jays won, 8-3.

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