Thursday, June 21, 2012

Box Score Bytes - Game 67

- Including the playoffs, the Phillies have won 24 of the last 29 games against the Rockies and 13 of the last 15 regular-season matchups at Citizens Bank Park.

- Game 2 of the Great Tracy Experiment:  Record 0-2.  Last night Rox were actually tied after 75 pitches.  Guthrie came in and threw three good innings only allowing one baserunner.  The more things change the more they stay the same.  Way back in 1993 LaRussa tried the same although he limited his starters to three innings each.  Read this article from the Seattle Times.  Oakland's experiment lasted all of five games (?).  As with the Rox, Oakland didn't have much on the mound so it's difficult to determine if the pitcher got pulled or just had a bad outing.  But starting on 7/21/93 and running through to 7/25/93 pitchers threw 4.0 IP, 2.2, 3.0, 4.2, and 4.1.  After 7/25/93 the experiment was over with starter going 6 innings.

Best article written by FanGraphs Dave Cameron

- Wow 17 games below .500 with Tulo on the shelf for the next week.  This season just keeps going from bad to worse...

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