Hero of the game, Chooch Ruiz, was quoted as to saying this following his walk-off blast in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs, "Pack it up, pack it in. Let me begin, I came to win.
Battle me that's a sin." Okay, maybe he didn't actually say that, but he did flex on Turnbow after his no-doubt-about-it bomb deep into the bleachers. Ruiz is turning out to be a solid contributor. I went on record as to saying he'd be a future All-Star if given the opportunity, well that may just happen. Right now he's probably the front-runner for NL Rookie of the Year, as he's playing well defensively and his batting line is .295 AVG, 15 R, 3 HR, 17 RBI, and a .811 OPS (all from the 8 hole in the lineup).
What the hell has gotten into Abe Nunez? Current batting average now stands at .310 (that's nearly 100 points better than last season). There's rumors abound that he was fed up with reading his nickname, "No-Hit", all over the Internet that some a-hole created, and wanted to shut that idiot up for good. Nunez had this to say in response to his recent hitting and some fans continued speculation of his baseball skills, "Tryin' to play me out like as if my name was Sega. But I ain't going out like no punk bitch. Get used to one style and you know I might switch. It up up and around, then buck buck you down." Damn, my bad bro, sorry for ever doubting a career .245 hitter.
I'll serve your ass like John MacEnroe.
If your girl steps up, I'm smacking the ho.
Word to your moms, I came to drop bombs.
I got more rhymes than the Bible's got psalms.
I came to get down, I came to get down,
So get out your seats and jump around.
Jump around, Jump around, Jump around.
Jump up Jump up and get down.
*Adam Eaton had his second strong outing in a row. If he can keep giving the team a chance to win, maybe it's time to upgrade him from Gavin Eaton to Adam Lidle status.
*Brett Myers may have blew his first save of the season, but on a positive note- he won his first game.
*Greg Dobbs is relishing this opportunity to play regularly. When Ryan Howard returns from the DL, it would be wise of Manuel to give Dobbs a couple starts a week at 3rd base or possibly once a week in LF for Burrell.
*Cole Hamels takes the mound tonight versus Jeff Suppan. Look for King Cole to dictate the Phils to .500-land.