Shameful Sweep In Texas

The Phillies were swept out of Houston yesterday in a horrible 4-game series.  In fact, this team is playing so badly, I am running out of adjectives to describe it. 
Let us consult the Thesaurus: BAD – awful, terrible, dreadful, appalling, ghastly (a personal favorite), dire, unpleasant (does not really scratch the surface, but we’ll use it), evil (now we are getting somewhere!), wicked, corrupt, depraved, reprehensible, cruel (are you feelin’ me?), shameful….

I could go on, but I think you get the point.  And “shameful” is a good one to end on.  Jamie Moyer pitched a great game in the absence of JA Happ who is out with an oblique strain, but should be back very soon.  Moyer went 6 innings and allowed only 2 runs.  But the offense was (insert favorite Thesaurus term here)…again…and even the bullpen joined in the debauchery (yes, I looked that one up too…thank me later).  Chan Ho Park, who has been the most consistent in the pen gave up two runs in the 7th inning; one of those, he actually walked in with the bases loaded.  It was an abysmal performance when this team really, really, needed a lift.

The Phillies could not muster any runs after that and went down with a 3-4 loss, their 4th loss in a row all at the hands of a mediocre team.  Any bright spot here?  Well, I guess we have all had our grammar lesson for the day, but that is really the only bright spot I can see.

Today, Pedro Martinez is schedule to pitch in DC against the Nats.  You will never guess what is in the forecast?  RAIN – lots of it.  Could this be his 3rd rain shortened start in his very brief Phillies career?  Let us hope not – this team needs a win and I need to sit through a game without having to BOO or get soaked!  If the game actually happens and I can keep the camera dry, I will be back with photos.  Wish me luck!

Happy Bunny by Jim Benton

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The Red Sox were just as bad! They could not muster any runs to support their pitcher!


I think you covered the descriptive nature of the trip to Houston…Raul did manage to hit a homer, finally, is this the start of a slump buster or just a freak accident cause no one else was working… oh yeah it was Labor Day…have fun in DC tonight, stay dry, bring back a win…
and Congrats on your continued standings in the blog list…:-)
Outside the Phillies Looking In

Hey Jenn! No rain, and a win! I only got to watch the last few innings, but I think I saw your head on TV – were you sitting down near the front along the third-base side?
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

Raul Ibanez has sure gotten into the act lately.
Seems like he just might enjoy his first time to the post season, and with a team that could contend all the way to the end.
The pitchinf staff is primed, and even with the Jamie Moyer/Pedro Martinez senior tour edition, the Phillies are cranking along like a Penn Central locomotive.

Rays Renegade

Sue – yup, it was me :O) LOL

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