While they were unable to sweep the 4 game series, the Phillies still made life miserable for the Brewers, winning the first 3 games. But today, they went down in a 3-2 loss. The team win streak with Vance Worley on the mound ended at 14 games.
Worley had some interesting innings today, but every jam he worked into, he managed to get out of. But with two outs in the 7th, back-to-back doubles created trouble and gave the Brewers the lead. Worley was pulled after allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and a walk.
One of the doubles hit by the Brewers in that 7th inning came off the bat of Nyger Morgan, who then proceeded to celebrate at second base like his team had just won the pennant. Morgan, who has publicly named his own alter-ego “Tony Plush,” is possibly the biggest clown in the majors.
Morgan’s behavior is consistently inappropriate (he tries to incite fights on a regular basis) and he even went so far as to call Albert Pujols a girl in a recent Twitter post. This guy is a fungus. The Brewers should be embarrassed to have him as a member of their team. So today’s display of childish behavior is really no shock.
Back to the game…The Phillies offense had a few big hits today with home runs from Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard. But they could muster little else against Brewers pitcher, Yovani Gallardo, who was very, very good today. The Phils ended the day with only 6 hits and 14 strikeouts.
The Phillies have another interesting series coming up next with the Astros. It will be the first trip back to Houston for both Hunter Pence and Roy Oswalt since coming to Philly. And oddly enough, Oswalt will pitch in the first game against former Phillie Brett Myers. Game time is 8:05pm; be sure to watch this one, it should be a lot of fun.
In closing, I wanted to share a photo with everyone that I took about 20 years ago. Having grown up in North/Central New Jersey, this was a common sight for me as a kid. On the 10-year anniversary of 9-11, take a moment to remember.
Post-Season Magic # – 2 games
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Towers photo by Jenn Zambri Photography; Morgan photo: Yahoo Sports
I nearly cried when I read the Philly.com article where poor Raul Ibanez had to defend himself against an irresponsible and moronic blogger. Apparently, some idiot came out in his blog stating he felt that Ibanez must be taking steroids and that this was the only explanation for his outstanding year.
I will not post the link to that blog here because I do not wish to give that guy any support. The nerve of him; not only does he seek to slander the name of a good man, but he gives responsible bloggers everywhere a bad rap.
Do we all get annoyed and rant sometimes? Sure. But generally speaking, we rant about the truth, not some idea we have made up in our heads. If your team had a bad game, feel free to say so. The facts are the facts, a loss is a loss. And if we make jokes to lighten the mood (like I do, A LOT), they are solely for entertainment purposes and not to hurt anyone. But for goodness sake, do not spread rumors and report unverified and even worse, totally speculative information and present it as news!
Poor Raul; he does not deserve that. Just because we are immersed in an era of baseball where steroids have run rampant, does not mean that all players have joined in. Does hard work and dedication no longer pay off? Or are we to instantly attribute all good play to steroids? Sure, we have been disappointed by a lot of players, but that does not give anyone the right to make such accusations.
And that is my informed and totally honest rant of the day :O)
‘Phillies Memories’ DVD Review
I wrote a review for the new MLB DVD, ‘Phillies Memories’ which was posted on Phillies.com today. The DVD is only $19.95 and is very entertaining and informative, covering all 126 years of the Phillies. Please read the review and feel free to pass on any comments. I did make one typo…let’s see if anyone figures it out ;O) Maybe I should take steroids to enhance my performance? (FYI – This is a JOKE – just in case some idiot takes that to a new level of stupidity :O)
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Technology; you cannot escape! Just thought I would note that if anyone would like to be my Facebook friend, send me an email and I will send you the link. I have received letters from many, many readers in the last few months since I posted my email address and I appreciate the feedback very much! I am always open to finding new Phillies friends to talk baseball with!
As for Twitter, I am listed as PhilsPhollowers. Feel free to follow me :O)
Photo by Jenn