The Most Exciting Inning of the Night

The seventh inning from the Rockies/Phillies affair takes the crown even on a night with a normal schedule. Joe Beimel opened the inning around the mound facing Placido Polanco having a 7-3 lead at hand. The succe sion of events after that until Beimels exit included a Polanco double, Chase Utley scoring, and then Ryan Howard hitting a homer. Much like that, the lead was down to one. Jim Tracy considered the newest toy in his bullpen collection. So entered the flame-slinging Manny Delcarmen just acquired from Boston. Most [url=][b]A'Shawn Robinson Jersey[/b][/url] of Delcarmens i sues in Boston this season came due to a sharp rise in gopherballs allowed. Given his walk rates, allowing homers isn't a smart plan if he uses a lengthy career within the majors. For his opening act, Delcarmen gave up a homer to Jayson Werth. He was not done, though, as the Phillies then went on a singles parade that saw Shane Victorino, Brian Schneider, and Ben Francisco sending baseballs over the field like beads. Right now, Polanco stood [url=][b]Miles Killebrew Jersey[/b][/url] in the on-deck circle with Jimmy Rollins due up. Tracy again came out which time inserted Matt Reynolds. An appropriate accompanying instrumental to some short ditty about Reynolds appearance will be the Jaws theme with slowly ascending volume. Rollins would single off Reynolds, loading the bases for Utley with two outs in a one run game. These are the moments situational lefties who like to flirt with danger love. If Reynolds were someone [url=][b]Matt Prater Jersey[/b][/url] who likes to cuddle having a Ru sian chick named Roulette then what Utley did towards the baseball on his 3-1 pitch has probably scared him straight. To Reynolds credit, he did retire Howard quickly, maintaining your damage at 7-12 and ending the nine run Phillies outburst. Things were just getting started after the stretch ended and the Rockies rea sumed their position as orchestrators. Seth Smith waved the wand and led things served by a double and scoring on a Jonathan Herrera single. Eric Young Jr. would then double, placing two runners in scoring position with one out. [url=][b]Darren Keyton Jersey[/b][/url] Dexter Fowlers single plated both and the score would stand at 10-12 through seven. All told, the seventh inning saw 11 runs score, three homers, 10 balls in play hits, and a swing from the Rockies holding a 89% win expectancy right down to 4.7% and look out onto 25.1% before dripping back down to 15.4%. The four pitchers who contributed to the inning each held negative Win Probability Added scores. Delcarmen (-.389), Beimel (-.254), and Reynolds (-.237) for Colorado and Philadelphias Chad Durbin (- [url=][b]Khyri Thornton Jersey[/b][/url] .109). That adds up to -.989, or about an entire win from four of the 14 pitchers used yesterday.