I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday For A Starting Pitcher Today

Well, I don’t know what is cooking in the Phillies front office these days, but I sure hope it is more than hamburgers!  After another artery-clogging
Wimpy 2.jpgperformance by Adam Eaton today, it is painfully obvious that the Phils are desperate for starting pitching.  Without enough cooks in the kitchen, we are going to wind up starting a 5-alarm fire and watch this team go down in flames!  Eaton only went 3.2 innings and gave up 8 earned runs on 7 hits, 3 walks and struck out 4.  The real damage came when with two outs in the 4th, he gave up a double to the pitcher, Randy Johnson!  Instead of getting out of the inning, the D-Backs went on to score 7 more runs.  What a disaster!

The only bright spots of the day came off the bat of the Flyin’ Hawaiian, Shane Victorino who popped not one, but TWO home runs off the Big Unit, Randy Johnson, who looked less than pleased about it.  Those homers accounted for 3 of the 4 Phillies runs in the 10-4 blow-out loss today.  The only other run was knocked in pretty much by accident by rookie pitcher RJ Swindle whose bat just happened to magically find the ball, scoring Eric Bruntlett from 3rd base.  Bruntlett filled in for Chase Utley who had the day off to rest and, as it turns out, he did not miss much.

Tomorrow afternoon, the Phillies will have one last chance to go out before the break on a high note with Cole Hamels on the mound facing the ace of the D-Backs, Brandon Webb.  It is also “Hawaiian Day” at the ballpark, which having been there last year, I can tell you is a lot of fun.  They are giving away the Shane Victorino bobble heads again for the kiddies.  I will be going again this year and if you remember last year, Shane hit a walk-off home run to end it last year…can we hope for more of the same in 08?  Well, I’d even settle for a blow-out win… J

And remember to stay tuned for my All-Star week coverage!  I’ll be going to Fan Fest Monday morning and then to the Derby Monday night.  Then it is off to the Red Carpet Parade on 6th Ave. on Tuesday J  I will be covering all events as I am able to get back to my laptop and upload photos.  Hoping to have some coverage of tomorrow’s game before then as well.  Until then…Go Phillies!

2 Comments

That’s awesome that you’re going to the Fan Fest and the Derby!!! Don’t forget to bring some produce to throw at David Wright, Clint Hurdle and (insert random NY fan here)….lol. Have a great time!!

No no no no no. David has nothing to do with this travesty of injustice to Pat. Just throw the produce at Clint Hurdle. He’s the one who deserves it. Just be sure that it is all rotten when you do throw it. :) Oh yeah, make sure that one of them hit him squarly in the face. ;) Kidding, kidding. That would just make Clint hate the Phils more. Just boo his *** good when you see him.

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