Blowouts are fun!

Monday, May 26, 2008 ·

Maybe the Phillies' starters need to give up 3-run home runs every first inning because it seems to spark the offense. After scoring 15 runs yesterday, the Phillies put 20 on the board today to beat the Rockies 20-5. Jamie Moyer improved to 5-3 and struck out 7.

The other great news, Jamie Moyer now has recorded a win against every Major League team. Moyer came into the game 0-4 lifetime against the Rockies and his start looked dim after a Ryan Spilborghs home run, but Moyer settled down after Utley tied the game at 3 in the bottom half of the first with a 3-run bomb himself. Chase Utley also set a career high with 6 rbi's tonight, feel free to see the rest of the box scores below.

Every starter reached base and Pat Burrell was the only one without a hit. Also, every pinch-hitter recorded a hit, except for pitcher Clay Condrey who batted for himself. Wow, you rarely see something like that happen. Also, the only players with RBIs were Bruntlett, Moyer, Burrell, and Victorino.

Jimmy Rollins - 1-4, 2 R, 1 rbi, 1 BB
Bruntlett - 1-1, 1 R
Victorino - 1-2, 4 R, 2 BB
Utley - 3-6, 2 R, 6 RBI, 1 HR
Howard - 1-2, 3 R, 3 RBI, 3 BB
Burrell - 0-4, 1 BB
Bohn - 1-1, 1 RBI
Feliz - 4-6, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 2B
Coste - 3-6, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 HR, 1 2B
Taguchi - 3-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 2B
Condrey - 0-1
Moyer - 0-1, 1 R, 1 BB
Dobbs - 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B

19 total hits and 28 total base runners.


joe craig said...
May 27, 2008 at 7:56 AM  

not to mention that the last 2 days they have banged out 35 runs on 35 hits. 15 runs/16 hits against a team that has a better record than we do and 20 runs/19 hits against a team we sould not beat in the playoffs last year. its startng to heat up and so are the bats. as long as the mets keep playing the way they have, look for an exciting season.
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Justin Evans said...
May 27, 2008 at 8:40 AM  

True. It is strange because our Expected win-loss total is at 31-22 and we're behind that pace. Now we're going to try and improve at being more than 5 games over .500 again. It's going to be an Atlanta/Phillies race all year long, but it is also hard to see the Marlins quitting anytime soon.

John Russo said...
May 27, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

To agree with Justin, it's hard to see the Marlins giving up. Yes it will come down to Phillies/Braves but never count the Marlins out, even if they are out of playoff reach.

Starting pitching needs to improve. Although our pessimism won't allow us to believe it will improve, we have to reassure ourselves that Myers will eventually break out of his funk, Moyer will pitch like a 45 year old, Kendrick is what he is, and Eaton is anything but reliable.

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