Thursday, August 27, 2009

1987 Donruss #207 John Russell

Pirates 3, Phillies 2

It was all going so well for J.A. Happ tonight until the bottom of the 8th inning. Having already thrown 100+ pitches, J.A. surrendered a 2-run home run to the Pirates' Garrett Jones, giving the Pirates a 3-2 lead. John Russell's team would hang on to the win the game and take the series from the Phils.

Happ's not to blame for the loss however. Most of the blame goes to the Phils' anemic offense, hitless from the 4th inning until Paul Bako's single in the 9th. Jimmy Rollins (3 hits including a double) and Bako (solo home run in the 2nd) tried to get things going, but the rest of the team just looked flat. Losing two of three to the last place Pirates shouldn't happen.

Struggling: Matt Stairs is now hitless since July 11th. Raul Ibañez has completely dropped off, hitting .203 in August with 25 strikeouts and just four RBI.


Pop-Pop said...

I expected to see the Kent Tekulve 12th stree card

Jim said...

Kent Tekulve 12th Street card will make an appearance either for Halloween or as part of a contest . . .