Ok, I get it. The Phillies are simply refusing to play ball until they have their World Series rings in hand. That explains why they have dropped the first 2 games of the year to the Braves. But do not fret Phillies fans; the World Series Ring Ceremony takes place before tomorrow’s final game of the series. Once they see those rings, I promise, a 12 run barrage will ensue…let’s just hope it is off the Phils’ bats, not the Braves.
The Braves’ starting pitcher, Jair Jergens, oh sorry, I mean Jurrjens, was a slippery sucker today. He must have had a little something extra on those pitches as the Phillies kept watching them slide on by.
e Phillies managed only 4 hits off the righty; 3 of those hits came with 2 outs which did not give them many opportunities to score.
Jamie Moyer and gang, on the other hand, could have used some lotion in the crispy, cold April air. The way they handled the ball on defense made them look like they were suffering from severe chapped hands, as balls rolled past them or ricocheted off their gloves. Moyer was nearly frozen solid on the mound and made it through only 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks.
The bats looked heavy today; Ryan Howard did get 2 hits, but with 2 outs and no one on base. 2 other times, with men on, he hit into the Howard shift to end the threat. Chase Utley met a similar fate as both his hits came with 2 outs and no one on base. Utley also committed an error in the field, no doubt, due to his dry, chapped and Jergens free hands ;O)
So, during this “dry” spell, why not enjoy a good laugh. This one always helps me:
And if that doesn’t work, join me at the ball park tomorrow for the Ring Ceremony! Festivities begin at 2:15pm; game time 3:05pm. See you there!
Utley photo – Jenn
Jurrjens photo –
http://fantasyfixation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/jair-jurrjens.jpg – lotion added by Jenn ;O)
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