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Hamels Puts The Brew Crew On Ice

Cole Hamels totally mystified the Brewers tonight.  They looked confused at the plate, and even had a bad defensive game as they were so bleary-eyed from facing Hamels.  After 8 full innings of work, Hamels had not given up a run and only surrendered 2 hits.  He also had 9 strikeouts in his shut-out performance.

The Phillies offense was not much better against the Brewers’ starter.  They had only 3 hits off him and, thanks to a Brewers error in the 3rd, wound up scoring 3 runs that inning, none of them earned.  But that turned out to be all the offense they needed.  Brad Lidge had another tummy turner of an outing as he allowed 2 hits, one walk and one run.  As I stood in the rain, wiping the water from my face, I was so queasy I thought I might pass out.  Well, Lidge did eventually put me out of my misery and escaped with the win.  It was very emotional, as you can see…here is a shot right after the game of Jimmy Rollins and Lidge sharing the moment:
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The pre-game festivities were exciting as well.  Broadcasters and Alumni took the stage to rile up the fans and then a pre-recorded message of thanks from both Pat Gillick and Jamie Moyer was played for the fans on the big screen TV outside the stadium.  On stage, we heard from Greg Luzinski, Larry Anderson, Mitch Williams, Gary Matthews and of course, Harry Kalas who sung “High Hopes” for us again.  Here are some photos from the rally:
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Phanatic smashing a Brewers helmet:
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And a few game shots I got before it started pouring!
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I will be at tomorrows’ game as well and hope to bring you more photos and info.  Until then, I must get some sleep!  Go Phillies!

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Brett Myers Needs A Hug

Two pitches into last nights’ game I thought, oh my, this is going to be a long one.  That’s when the first of 3 Braves home runs left the park in a hurry.  And, in the first 2 innings.  Everyone seems to have a different view on what is going on with Myers; Mitch Williams seems to think he lacks attitude; Manuel thinks he is not setting up the batters; others point to pitch velocity.  Me?  I think the man just needs a hug.  Come here baby!  I’ll make it all better :o)

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See?  Now aren’t we all in a better mood?  Ok, ok…well, what else can you do at this point?  Throw the guy under an 18-wheeler?  He obviously does not want to suck.  I assume he does not enjoy getting booed, and believe me, he got his share of that last night.  Brett has what it takes to be a great starter, he just needs to find that energy and channel it in the right direction.  MapQuest anyone?

Losing 8-6, the Phillies did almost pull out an amazing comeback even after all that, with Shane Victorino falling short by a mere 2 feet at the warning track with 2 men on base.  One of those men was super sweet Greg Dobbs who came through, yet again, with huge pinch hit.  This guy SO should be getting more playing time!  Incidentally, Greg was the guest speaker yesterday at the women’s Baseball 101 clinic and was extremely entertaining.  I will be posting video of that, Q&A’s with Assistant GM Ruben Amaro Jr., Jen Utley, Harry Kalas, Michael Barkann, plus photos from the day and much more!  I will being posting some of that this evening…stay tuned…

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Donde Esta…?

Phillies fans were left wondering after Monday’s performance:  Where is….the bat of Pedro Feliz?  Apparently taking a Siesta… 0 for 4, so sad :(  Well, I think maybe he was just trying  a bit too hard to impress his new hometown crowd, but have no fear, I saw him in Spring Training and he will come around.  Nappy nap time is over…from Siesta to Fiesta!!!  Let’s go!!!P2272815_final sm.jpg

In other news…where is Mitchy Poo Williams these days?  Well, I spoke to him before the game on Monday…call it my first unofficial interview…and he is busy with, “work, work, work.”  Yes folks, a direct quote.  I congratulated him on his new salsa empire and he showed me the stands at CBP where they are now handing out his Wild Thing Salsa along with the nachos.  The same deal is also set up at Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL where I also sampled the salsa and I have to say, the stuff is actually really very good.  In fact, I’m totally hooked.  It’s nicely blended and doesn’t have all those huge, weird chunks of stuff like other brands.  Well done Mitch!  :o)

And where is Wes Helms going to go now that have added another pitcher?  With the arrival of Rudy Seanez, it seems unlikely that Helms will be around for much longer…the clock is ticking…Adios!

Donde esta the aching back of one Cole Hamels?  Gone forever people!  Or we should hope so anyway, now that the team has hired a staff osteopathic physician / chiropractor.  Now someone bring the boy his milk and cookies, lay him down for his nap and sprinkle fairy dust over his eyes for sweet, sweet dreams.  When he wakes, he will throw a no-hitter and lead us to the World Series…  Ahhhhh….oh, wait, I think I accidentally slipped and fell into the fairy dust.  Darn it!  I hate when that happens!

Ah, back to reality…fingers crossed for tonight’s game!  See ya!

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