Lidge Is Back; Here Come The Mets

The Phillies closer, Brad Lidge, has been activated off the disabled list for tonight’s match-up with the rival New York Mets.  The question is, will Lidge’s return be a good thing or a bad thing for the Phillies?  Lidge had a very bad 2009 and the off-season avalanche of injuries does not breed confidence.  However, can things get much worse for this bullpen?  Probably not.

In that case, Lidge’s return should be a good thing.  He swears he is 100% and totally pain free.  We would all love to believe this.  Hopefully, he will come out tossing lightning bolts and put any doubts to rest.  Left-hander Antonio Bastardo has been optioned to AAA to make room on the roster.


Thumbnail image for P5250748 Smurf.jpgSo tonight begins a 3-game set with the Mets and my faithful readers, you know what that means: J-Roll Smurf is back!  And he has brought his special voodoo Smurf magic with him to beat the Mets.  Although the real J-Roll is still on the disabled list, he is with us in spirit.  And J-Roll Smurf, with a little help from his friends, is promising a win tonight!  Well, that is unless of course Kyle Kendrick bombs and crushes J-Roll Smurf’s poor, helpless little soul.  Please Mr. Kendrick, have pity on J-Roll Smurf; after all, he is only 3-apples tall.

Speaking of small, fluffy critters, Chase and Jen Utley held their annual “Utley’s All-Star Animals” event last night.  Over 450 people attended the casino-theme night with all proceeds to benefit the PSPCA.  And for the 3rd year in a row, it appears again that my invitation must have been lost in the mail.  Because everyone knows what a huge animal activist I am, so how could they possibly forget me?  Damn those mailmen!  Leave it the US government to ruin my day.  Oh well, maybe next year…

Game time tonight is 7:05pm…Go Phillies!

 

Photo by Jenn Zambri Photography

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3 Comments

Jen,
no matter what, your bllpen is probably in better shape than ours.
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So you can only go to the Utley event if you have an invitation? I would think that it would be that if you pay a fee, well you gt tickets.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/
http://DodgersBlueBlog.com/

WooHooo! This weekend should be a gas. We both have our injury issues. If I didn’t have a wedding this weekend I would be there! Next time for sure. Have fun this weekend watching but can’t say that I wish you luck. ; )
…but good luck anyway. I’m such a softee and because I know you have a sarcastic streak in you also…I hope my extension of kindness doesn’t come back to haunt me! (laughing as i type) Although I am prepared for a real zinger.
mike
http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/

Emma – That’s what I thought…would make more sense, right? But it is invitation only to keep it to “exclusive” company since basically the entire team is there. Sucks.
Mike – I would never throw a kindness back in your face…although, if the Mets keep smacking us around like this, I may rethink that. I kid…but still, watch your back. ;o) LOL Seriously, thanks…And in the spirit of good sportsmanship and a mutal love of baseball, good luck to you as well! :O)

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