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Monday, May 03, 2010

Then Again. . .

The Phillies don't have much of a bullpen right now, they went limping into a 3-game series against the red-hot Mets, took a beating on Fri night and emerged with a series sweep.

Why?

Because Johan Santana had the worst outing of his career.

Why?

Because Jamie Moyer drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded. The guy is older than Betty White, for Pete's sake.

And he's a pitcher.

Why?

Because after that, the $5 million dollar man, Shane Victorino, hit a grand slam off Santana.

This team wins because it finds ways to win with guys like Kyle Kendrick and Moyer still in the rotation. This team wins because it keeps plugging away until the last out is made.

The Phillies made a small statement this weekend. They still need better pitching overall, a healthy Jimmy Rollins and a Raul Ibanez who doesn't swing the bat like Betty White. Despite their current warts, they're still the team to beat in the NL East.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does one drop a game AND get a sweep?

10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great baseball town. What's better, getting intentionally puked on in the stands or getting Tasered on the field???

9:51 PM  

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