Interleague Play Ends, And Not A Moment Too Soon
Can you say “nightmare”? Well, wake me when it is over…oh, wait a minute…you say it is over? Whew! Thank goodness, because I could not take this interleague play even one second longer! Posting the worst record for interleague play in all of baseball, the Phillies went 4-11 and have now lost their last 6 series since sweeping the Braves way back at the beginning of June. The only good news is that the next series is back in Atlanta where, hopefully, they can get comfortable again and back to their winning ways.
I honestly don’t know what to say about the last two games. Cole Hamels and Jamie Moyer both pitched well, as expected. The offense decided to play for Cole, but not for Jamie. I thought for sure the pitcher the Phillies faced last night, who was younger and inexperienced was a guy they definitely should have hit. But again, they were impatient at the plate; they swung at bad pitches and then did not protect the plate with 2 strike counts. It’s like they were hitting backwards: Swinging like mad with 0-1 strikes at any old crap and then standing there looking stupid watching strike 3 sail on by. And how many times are these guys going to are argue balls and strikes with the home plate umpire? This gets you nowhere! If the pitch is close, especially with 2 strikes, you HAVE to swing. If you don’t like it, you try to foul it off…what else can you do? All this yapping is going to do nothing but get a lot of these players a bad rep with the umpires, and they will not be likely to see borderline calls go their way in the future. Just one of those things that irks me…
So, I guess the All-Star voting is almost done (ends 7/2, midnight). Here is your last chance to get your VOTE in there! Remember what I said a few weeks ago now…I taught my cat how to use the computer so he could vote in my absence, so NO excuses now! In fact, my cat Tony is so smart, he in turn showed his brother, Fuzz the cat, how to use the laptop and he is also assisting in the process. Fuzz prefers to wear his Phanatic slippers while voting, although sometimes they make typing difficult. Or, at least that is his excuse for why he keeps “accidentally” voting for players on the Tigers roster. It’s a feline thing I guess… Ok, so keep voting…we need Phillies at the All-Star game!!!!