I have to say I’m disgusted at all the negative commentary coming out of yesterdays game. Ugly words, thoughts and opinons have resurfaced after a few days reprieve about the Phils. It’s been a roller coaster ride of words and I’m getting off before I barf. So I, this modest and humble blog writer, will only focus on the positives ( and there were many) and leave the rest of the crap talk for everyone else.
First, let’s talk about Hamels. After coming out of a messy first inning where the Twins earned 3 runs, he remained unflustered and gave the Phils some solid pitching. He hung tight!
Now, the offense came into the bottom of the first and earned back the 3 runs with some good baseball and fine baseball sense. They hung tight. Score was 3-3.
The second inning featured a Valdez and Howard homerun to score 5 more runs.
Ibanez hit a homerun in the 3rd inning.
Werth hits a homerun in the 7th inning bringing the score to 9-4
Sure, things fell apart in the 9th for the Phils. The bullpen allowed 5 runs for the Twins tying the game 9-9
After another run for the Twins in the top of the 10th, Gload pinch hits and delivers another homerun. Game is once again tied 10-10.
In the 11th, The Twins unfortunaley get another 3 runs and despite a double by Utley, the Phils could not produce any more runs.
Phils lose 13-10. You can’t win them all. Minnesota is known to be a team that never gives up, hangs in and comes from behind to win games. So it was to be yesterday. As far as I’m concerned, the Phils can be proud to have played a good game.
So, the highlights for the Phils were;
Hamels get’s out of a messy first unflustered and pitches some solid innings afterwards.
The Phils come into the bottom of the first and produce 3 runs to counter the Twins 3 runs.
The offense produces 5 homeruns(, let’s count them1,2,3, 4 and 5,) by Valdez, Howard, Ibanez, Werth and Gload.
Now, that’s not bad baseball playing, is it?
Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there as well as all the Phillies Fathers!