Wednesday, August 09, 2006
I love baseball, and I love the Phillies, but I do not always love Phillies' baseball. Phillies baseball as lamented daily on this blog is a roller coaster ride of emotion, with some highs, many lows, and a lot of just chillin' in the middle. When I watch baseball, I like to see a cleanly played game...the way the game is "meant to be played". Last night the Phils lose to the Braves and once again it was due to poor situational hitting and defense. Shane Victorino had two balls that he should have caught that turned into a triple and a double, both going on to score. Final score 3-1...so you do the math if Vic would have caught those balls. And I'm not down on Victorino, because defense has been subpar across the board for the Phillies this season. How about getting big-ass gloves for our outfielders so they can catch something that is 2 inches above their heads?!
*Why is it that the Phillies seem to make struggling veterans and/or no-good youngsters on the mound look like Cy Young? Once again, Hudson as been bad this season but pitches wonderfully against the Phils. Their approach to hitting just does not make sense to me sometimes. And that's why they're so inconsistent.