All I can say about this game was this was a black eye to our pitching staff for letting them T off us after the rain delay. The homer parade that was happening was just miserable to watch.
On the other side of the coin I was very pleased to see @datdudeBP going yard as well as my silent killer Drew Stubbs doing so as well. The only Jersey with a name on it I own is Pete Rose, but Drew and Phillips are making it hard for me to ignore them and not add on to the collection.
Here’s to hoping tonight goes better!
Dear loyal readers,
I’m learning from my mistakes of last night. Here is what I’ve learned
1. Save often
2. Only write when necessary, going inning to inning isn’t worth it. You guys aren’t reading it or commenting on it, so frankly why write it?
3. I need to get the word out that this blog is alive again
So with that I will do other things (like my homework, housework, and looking for a job..) while watching the game and I’ll summarize my feelings for the game in a couple places. This may be just at the begining and end, maybe it’ll be in the middle, who really knows. You’ll know when I do got it…good.
Random Thoughts During The Game
- Security at a Phillies game has got to be easy, I just saw a lady who may weigh 100lbs in the behind home plate area as security. She really looked the part of a woman who couldn’t hurt a fly much less handle a drunken fan. Then again the drunken fans we’re talking about in this area are politicans and CEO’s. Maybe a sexy woman is the best choice…wrong maybe…but true.
This was a pitching duel all the way through. The pitching was whee the game was won and lost. There wasn’t a big offensive or defensive run in my opinion as it always seemed like if the pitcher did what everyone wanted him to do then it was good, when as soon as they deviated from the plan then the ball was in play. Unlike last night this game seemed much more down to earth. Not nearly as many loose plays and rookie or nervous mistakes. This will make the game in Colorado that much more interesting as this shows the shock is over and now both teams are ready to play. I can’t believe I’m going to say this but it may be worthy to note the weather may play an issue as it’s only in the low 50’s/high 40’s in Colorado. It really should be a sight to see.
Pitching staffs, both sides.
So sitting here at Cob central (i.e on my couch)
I’m sitting here watching Rockies @ Phillies, it’s the bottom of the 7th and it’s been a game that looks more like a AA game rather than a pro game. The announcers are blaming it on nerves and high wind. Tell me Phillies fans does it really get windy there? I’d like to think you guys don’t have a difference in weather than I do here in Indy…just saying I’m not buying it.
The nerves I buy. Both teams seem to be having a day. (more so the Rockies of course since they are losing 5-0)
The leader of this Phillies lead has to be given to Cliff Lee he’s pitching the game of his life. I mean come on it’s now the 8th inning only 80 pitches in and no relever warming up in the pen. This is what hardcore pitching is about.
|J Rollins SS||4||0||1||0||0||1||.250|
|S Victorino CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||.250|
|C Utley 2B||4||1||1||0||0||2||.250|
|R Howard 1B||4||1||2||1||0||1||.500|
|J Werth RF||3||2||2||1||1||0||.667|
|R Ibanez LF||4||1||2||2||0||0||.500|
|P Feliz 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||.250|
|C Ruiz C||3||0||1||1||1||0||.333|
|C Lee P||2||0||1||0||0||0||.500|
2B: R Ibanez (1); S Victorino (1); R Howard (1)
3B: J Werth (1)
RBI: R Ibanez 2 (2); J Werth (1); R Howard (1); C Ruiz (1)
S: C Lee
SB: C Lee (1); S Victorino (1); C Utley (1)
CS: R Howard (1)
*Thanks ESPN for not copy protecting your box scores!
Howard, Werth, and Ibanez by far and large are the ones producing and directing the game.
Still kinda crazy that we are this far along with the wind and all with no homers.
Top of the 9th and the Philles are still going strong 5-0 and Lee is one strike away from a shut out.
The crowd is going nuts! I can’t help but wonder if that really helps Lee or not. I know it’s fun for the crowd, but those towels can be distracting.
And he lost it.
Hit to center and now the score is 5-1
What a great story it would have been if they were able to hold on to it. A complete game by Cliff Lee is still nothing to sneeze at, they did a great job.
The next batter is the out.
MVP by Cob: Cliff Lee by far. Pitching, stolen base (according to the announcer as the first stolen base by a pitcher)
1. Who led the majors in stolen bases last year?
2. Who did the Reds just sign to a two year contract?
Answer: Willy Taveras!
Now Walt…if your reading this…which I know you are…the fans are behind this one, but don’t think we’ve forgotten about everything else that’s on the table.
He can be our man in left field, I’m not a huge Dickerson fan I’ll admit. We have room for Dickerson on the bench, so please tell me Walt that you haven’t blown our budget on Taveras. If that was the plan loosen up the purse strings a bit Walt you’re going the right way just keep going!
Bruce in right, Taveras in center, Hairston in left. That makes an outfield I can be proud of. With a little work on the infield it will be a whole new ball game for the reds.
Tell me what you think?