Gamenight: Rockies (20-30) At Phillies (28-24)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Mon, May 26, 2008 05:58 PM | Comments: 18

For the first time since they eliminated the Phillies in the 2007 NLDS, the Rockies are in town. But this is a different team than the one that brutalized the Phils in October. This time there’s no Matt Holliday (DL), no Clint Barmes (DL), no Troy Tulowitzki (DL), no Brad Hawpe (DL). The Rockies are 20-30, carrying a team ERA of 4.56 (14th, NL) and are scoring just 4.20 runs per game (13th, NL). The Phils, meanwhile, carry a team ERA of 4.02 (6th, NL) and are scoring 5 runs per game (3rd, NL).

As it’s Memorial Day, it’s only fitting the Phils trot the Majors’ greatest veteran player, Jamie Moyer, out onto the hill. The Rockies respond with Jorge De La Rosa. He had a horrible first start this season (9 ER against Los Angeles), but has since settled with a somewhat respectable last three starts.

Phillies: Jamie Moyer (4-3) 4.37 ERA
Rockies: Jorge De La Rosa (1-2) 7.78 ERA

Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy
Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Burrell, Feliz, Coste, Taguchi, Moyer

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Your gameday beer: Happy Memorial Day! It’s gorgeous outside, the barbecues will be pumping, the beer will be flowing, the Phils will be playing. It’s great to be alive, so today, remember the troops and kick-start your summer with Liberty Ale from Anchor Steam Brewery. A very good beer, it represents everything our great country is about. What to eat? Get out of here — it better be on the grill. A burger, a dog, a steak, whatever. Have it, enjoy it, and happy Memorial Day.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 Mike T

    I saw that coming. First inning runs will kill a team.

  • Posts: 0 Clare

    Except we got them back, so chill.

  • Posts: 0 danny

    is there a funnier espn gamecast picture than coste’s? that thing is something!

  • Posts: 0 danny

    later de la rosa. thanks fo stoppin by

  • Posts: 0 danny

    Jimmy Rollins has to be one of the clutchest hitters around at this point

  • Posts: 0 chris m

    he is…whenever we try to string comebacks in the ninth hes always on….victorino is not(no matter what bruce says)…look victorino finally gets a hit but wait agian. its once we already have the lead

  • Posts: 0 danny

    Victorino is young and inexperienced.. but i agree chris

  • Posts: 0 danny

    this is about to get nasty!

  • Posts: 0 danny

    Pedro you dirty SOB way to hit the ball!

  • Posts: 0 chris m

    pedro is starting to hit the ball….i like, starting to turn into a good aquisition

  • Posts: 0 danny

    Rollins has only struck out 10 times this season. WOW.

  • Posts: 0 Chris L

    When did Moyer become our strike out specialist?

    And danny’s j-roll stat shows how much Jimmy continues to improve and work despite the success he already has and why he’s much more important than a power guy like Howard

  • Posts: 0 Mike G in Tampa

    Listening to my boys on VCast what a game…..28 runs in two games!

  • Posts: 0 Mike G in Tampa

    with games like this can the Phils score a 1000 runs in one year?

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    the rockies should be embarressed. they could only score 4 runs on moyer, got whiffed by him 6 times, AND got shelled for all of these runs. they really must be struggling.

  • Posts: 0 OZ

    the bats have surely arrived boys!

    good job on that article layingout in great detail what a bunch of arrogant, rich bastards those Phils owners are….

    i had to stop reading b/c i was getting so mad. f*** ‘em.

    let’s go Phils (players that is)!

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    I think those owners are a disgrace. they remind me of the pirates owners. they just say, hey, everyone knows we can spend more but were not going to and youre going to have to make do with whatever we shell out but youre still going to buy tickets because we built this ballpark. and no we dont want to spend money on more pitching.

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    makes me sick, they still need more pitching.

    good job shelling that slop colorado pitching tonight though

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