Baseball Toaster Bad Altitude
Phillies 8, Rockies 5 and Phillies 5, Rockies 3
2005-07-29 21:38
by Mark T.R. Donohue

Hey, in all the trade excitement, I kind of forgot that the Rockies continue to go out and do the work involved in losing ballgames, which they have set to with aplomb the past two days. Thursday's game featured multihit performances from Garrett Atkins and Eric Byrnes and an about average outing from BK Kim, who gave up five in 6 2/3. The loss was charged to Mike DeJean, who was bled for 3 runs in the top of the ninth. Randy Williams struck out both guys he faced, if that counts as a silver lining. Philadelphia's Chase Utley had two doubles and a homer.

Today poor planning on the part of management cost the Rockies a game as Jose Acevedo got smacked around on short rest, allowing a four-run second and lasting only three innings total. Matt Holliday continues to hit well (3 for 4 with a double and a homer) but the rest of the team combined for four hits. Danny Ardoin was 0 for 4 with four strikeouts. Byrnes went right back below .200 with an 0-for-4 outing. Farewell, Eric. I can't say you will be missed.

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