Okay. So, yes, the Phillies are winning and they’re Number 1 in the division but for the life of me I can’t seem to find the pulse for the team. What is this fascinating aspect of sychronization from them that can’t seem to be broken? It seems that try as they might when one player is not hitting then the whole offense is not hitting. Although playing as a team is wonderful and ideal, it really stinks when not one of them can get a hit. I must point out that wasn’t the case in last night’s game. Polanco was hitting. I felt sorry for him because nobody else was. I’m sure he was wondering where the rest of the team was at. Hello, is anybody else playing this game with me? Well, last night was the second night this season that I didn’t watch the game through till the end. Quite frankly, I don’t like to watch them flatline like that. It’s not fun and it’s downright frustrating. It almost makes me wish that I can get up and bat for them. Of course, I have no athletic ability so that wouldn’t work out. Or would it?
So, when is this offense really going to wake-up and start being the bats that they are made to be? What’s really going on underneath? Where’s the spark? Where’s the swagger? When that comes alive once again, well then, the Phils will be the team to take it all the way to the World Series.
Come on, Guys, you need an infusion. Back up those remarkable starting pitchers and get some hits. Light a fire.
Well, it would be something anyway. I guess that I should plan this out better though. They wouldn’t let me in the gates naked. So, ok, I’ll come in fully clothed, go to the ladies room and then disrobe. Knowing my fate in life though I’d walk around naked and nobody would notice me. I can stand naked next to my husband and he wouldn’t notice me. Perhaps though I could cause such a frightening scene that would distract and scare the players right out of their funk.” Look away, look away. I’m hideous” or ” Yama Hama, It’s fright night” to quote some “Seinfeld at ya.! Believe me, nobody wants to see this body without clothes. Ok… so I jest! Just trying to lighten the mood and figure out a way to get the offense hitting again. It’s stumped many a mind including poor Charlie Manuels. Here’s his statement from today’s Inquirer article about last night’s game.. “I don’t know what to say, really, if you want to know the truth. I want us to come out, have fun, hit balls and score runs like we know we can. It’s not happening.”
What a waste of a beauty thrown by Hamels last night too! He looked great for 7 solid innings but then the unthinkable happened and the Padres hit two homers back to back. This team is not noted for being a homer hitting team said the announcers last night. Well, the joke was on the Phils.
What was really disappointing and frustrating to me was that the Phils started out in the first inning with back to back hits from Victorino and Polanco. I thought that it was going to be a good night. Utley flies out. Check. Howard walks and loads the bases and then what happens? Werth hits into a double play for the Padres much to his utter disgust.That was the start of a lifeless offense.
Until the 9th, when Polly gets a hit and lands on base after a Victorino out. Utley flies out. Check. Howards hits a double to score Polanco . Werth, once again, finds himself in the position of doing something majorly for his team and the game but then strikes out. Splat!
Phils lose 3-1. At least it wasn’t a shut out.
So for all you wondering minds, I will be going to game fully dressed in my Werth jersey because I believe in Jayson first and foremost and I believe in the Phils. I’m a loyal fan and fully committed in my support for them. They haven’t been very entertaining lately but, well, I’m expecting big things from them anyway.. If only I can convey this message to them in some fashion. I’m just one female Phils fan amongst many others though. Just a face in the crowd praying for good things to happen!
I’m sitting here this morning and I’m wondering what to say about yesterday’s game. The Phils had their chances to win that game but the mighty fell short. Seems there’s been a lot of that lately. Stats on the “meat of the team” were not good. Utley 1 for 5, Howard 2 for 6, Werth 0 for 5 and Ibanez 0 for 4. Ugh!
Blanton struggled for 5 innings.
Phils had a great second with 4 runs batted in forcing the Padres pitcher from the game but then went somewhat flat not being able to score runs in innings where they had the opportunity to.
In the bright side, Polanco had a great day going 3 for 5. He took a risk of stealing 3rd base in the 10th and failed but agressiveness is better then doing nothing as he stated. I happen to agree. Manuel said he used bad judgement (eh!) but he was trying to make something happen. Regardless, it was great to see Polanco back in the game and contributing. Catcher, Schneider, also went 2 for 4 . I was happy to see that Lidge also had another good 9th inning. Keep it up, Brad!.
Not such a great game for my favs Werth, Blanton and Ibanez which pains me greatly There goes my “fantasy team”. . When they hurt, I hurt for sure not to mention the razzing I took from the men in my house. Alas, today is a new day and tonight a new game.
Phils lose 6-5
Wow! How ’bout that Jaimie Moyer? You have to respect the man for his committment to the game and to his team. You have to admire him for his dedication and perserverance. Nobody makes 47 years old look better than Moyer!
Well, I missed watching most of this game because I was at a graduation party. I miss all the good games. I was able to catch the last inning and it was remarkable as well as the rest of the game.
Moyer goes the full 9 innings with only giving up 2 runs to the Padres. Phils scored 4 runs in the third thanks to the hitting of Victorino, Polanco, Utley and Howard.
Jayson Werth then hits a 2 run homer in the 5th to take the score to 6-2.
So it goes!
Phils win 6-2