There’s much speculation about when Utley will be healthy enough to resume regular ball playing. Some see him recovering from his knee problems quickly, others feel it may take some time and others feel he may not play the whole season. My own personal feeling is that he may not play this entire season. I also feel that he may not play again. I’m not being pessimistic. It’s just the feeling that I have. Nobody wants to be proven wrong more than I. Iove this guy. He’s as intense a player as Halladay. He has very strong work ethics. He loves dogs. What’s more to love than that? It’s his intensity, though, that got him to this current medical stage. He plays hard and always did. That intensity has taken a toll on his body. He just is not ready or in a place to admit that yet. Good for him though. Why should he? He should keep on fighting. There will come a time when he will just have no other choice but to accept it. Life is life.
There’s no doubt in my mind that if anybody can rebound he can. I respect and admire the heck out of Chase. He’s adds so much to the team. I’m sure that there will always be a place on the Phillies team for him.
So, go out there, Chase, and prove me wrong., Nothing would make me happier.
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
Ye of little faith, the Phils won that game last night against the Marlins. Put away all those nasty stats and start talking powering through. It was a spark that was seen from the team.
Kendrick pitched steady and strong for 6 full innings and kept the Marlins to only 2 unearned runs due to throwing error by himself. Good thing about that, Kendrick didn’t crumble after the error and powered through.
Now, here’s how the Phils scored their 3 runs. Top of the 4th, Howard singles followed by a triple by Ibanez to score Howard. Howard chugged from 1st to home with amazing strength and stamina. In the 5th, Utley makes a huge steal to second, Howard singles and Utley scores to tie the game. In 7th,with runners on first and second, Victorino makes bold move to steal third . Utley then groudouts enabling Vic to score which then gives them the lead.
Kendrick pitches through 6 innings followed by Durbin, Baez with Contreras to close.
Phils WIN 3-2
Polanco sat out of the game last night due to his sore elbow. Werth also sits out 😦
Werth does come in the game in the 8th to pitch hit in the 9 spot and then plays RF in the 9th inning
I’m excited about the way Hamels is pitching. He’s may still get rattled at times but he manages to get his head back in the game and let’s his body do the rest. Great outing for him along with the support of his offensive team to get the game won last night.
Howard hits a solo homer to get us our first run in the 4th inning. Werth then followed with a double and Victorino hits a single to score Werth to bring the score to 2-1. in the 5th inning with Howard on first, Werth smacks a 2 run homer to the enjoyment and amazement of the spectators and announcers calling the game He also recieved a standing ovation when he came back onto the field to play defensive. Nice! In the 6th, Rollins singles ( but re-injures his calf bringing in Castro to run for him) , Utley singles, Howard then singles to score Castro bringing the score to 5-1.
Alas, though, in all the joy Rollins re-injures his calf muscle after hitting that single and gets taken out of the game. As of right now, he’s going to be day to day.
Again, it was a little bit hairy at the top of the 9th , the bases loaded with Red Sox players; however, Romero gets the Phils out of that inning unscathed.
Phils win 5-1
What a glorious afternoon at CBP yesterday! The weather was sunny and warm. It was Jayson Werth’s birthday. The crowd was electric.All the ingredients for a good day was in place.
Utley got a homer to get our first run. I think he ended up with a few more hits for the day. Rollins hit a 3 run blast to bring the score to 4-1. Blanton was in a groove and was pitching well. Unfortunately, the Cubs came back to tie the game .
Then, the phils had 2 men on in the 8th when Ibanez hits a single that brings Utley home to give us the winning run.
It was a little rocky at first in the 9th but Contreras with grit and fortitude continued on and got the save.
A win for the Phils- 5-4
Werth sat out most the game yesterday. He was brought in to pinch hit in one of the later innings. Manuel gave him the day off because of getting his foot hit twice in previous games and also because he felt that Werth was swinging the bat too hard as of late. I hate to see him out of the game and I’m sure it’s not what any player wants to do.