2013 Game Recaps

Phillies Find Themselves Back in the Loss Column

It was a nice winning streak while it lasted (a whole two games).  The Colorado Rockies defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 5-3 on Tuesday.

The Rockies got to Tyler Cloyd quickly.  Troy Tulowitzki and Wilin Rosario homered off him in the first and third innings respectively.  Cloyd lasted six innings, surrendering five earned runs.  Cloyd settled down after the third, but the Rockies provided the damage early.

The Phillies made some noise in the bottom of the third inning, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Jorge De La Rosa limited them to three runs (two earned).

The good news was that Zach Miner and Cesar Jimenez threw a combined three scoreless innings out of the Phillies bullpen.

Halladay Makes Rehab Appearance

Roy Halladay pitched six innings in Class-A Lakewood.  He allowed two runs (one earned) and seven hits.  He walked three and struck out four.   Halladay averaged 87 mph on his fastball, but touched 89 mph early on.  Out of his 90 pitches, 52 were strikes.



  1. Ryne Duren

    August 21, 2013 at 9:37 am

    What the heck is it with our pitchers! How many times this year has a starter put us in a 5-0 hole after two innings? The most recent is Valdez and Cloyd. I think KK did it a couple of times and Hamels earlier in the year. When I saw we were down 3-0 my thinking was one more run and we’re done. Ta Daaa. Done! The bright side is………. well there isn’t a bright side.

    • Lefty

      August 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Ryne, Our pitchers are pitching in the toughest ballpark to try to prevent home runs. I don’t say that to defend them, lots of pitchers have to pitch in hitters ballparks, and ours should be better. But this year, it is true that CBP is the toughest on HR’s given up by pitchers. As you know, the fences don’t bow out in the alleys, they go perfectly straight from the corners, meaning the distance to hit balls out in much of the outfield is shorter.


      • George

        August 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

        This year that might be true, but in years past CBP has been pretty neutral. I think this year’s homerun rate is at least somewhat attributable to bad pitching. The Phils no longer have that dream rotation of 2011, but instead have had mostly rookies and career fifth starters on their staff. One of their relievers was pitching in an independent league just last season, and Martin was brought up to replace Pettibone, who himself was brought up to pitch in Halladay’s spot. Not exactly conducive to consistent performance.

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