Smack, slap, punch, kick, bite, poke, pinch! That's what the Phillies will do, right up until the end of a ball game. They may have lost last night, but not for lack of trying. The team never gave up. It's weird sitting here typing about a loss and not being pissed off. Yes, it did suck that the Phils lost, but they had me believing they were going to win right up until that final out. I love the way this "new look" team is playing with energy, confidence, and heart! Once everyone starts clicking together as a team, they will be solid and become much more consistent throughout. People are noticing Burrell's change of attitude, and hopefully more will follow...Hey, Ho, Let's Go!
*Flash Gordon- he just has not pitched the same since being named an All-Star. His stuff doesn't seem as crisp and his location is off...not good! He gets a thumbs down for killing the crowd enthusiasm the past 2 nights.
*Ryan Howard- his power is a thing of beauty, I just can't say enough great things about this slugger...I'm gushing.
*Scott Mathieson- needs to calm the hell down and trust his stuff and remember his mechanics!
*SS & 2B- quit taking the catcher's throws in front of 2nd base! You're allowing base stealers to go to the back of the bag and be safe when the catcher actually threw them out (i.e. last night J-Roll doing just that on Coste's perfect throw on Freel).
*Dellucci- or as some keep calling him "Delluca" is flat-out good.
*Brett Myers- you're our ace, now pitch like one!
*Bullpen Management- seriously, Geary's arm may just fall off...let Castro pitch, dude hasn't surrendered a run yet!