Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sunday Stuff

Don't look now, but the Phillies just became a winning baseball team. Who knows how long it will last, as they could uncerimonously slip back to .500 this afternoon and below again next week. However, as of this moment this morning, all is good in this hood as the Phils sit at +1 in the victory column (25-24), same spot as they were in last year through 49 games.


Fabio Castro and Matt Smith are officially on notice, because left-handed reliever "Fat Mike" Zagurski just came up from Double A Reading and pitched back-to-back games without issuing a walk. In fact, he's pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings and is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Supposedly Zagurski's nickname is "Bronko", which isn't bad by any means, but I perfer the NoFx lead vocalist/bassist "Fat Mike" reference myself.

"Friday night we'll be drinkin' Manashevitz. Goin' out to terrorize goyem. Stompin' shagitz, screwin' shicksas. As long as we're home by Saturday mornin', Cause hey we're the Brews. Sportin' anti swastika tattoos. Oi, Oi we're the boys. Orthodox, hesidic, O.G. Ois." (The Brews by NoFx)


Shiver Me Timbers:
The Pirates may only be 21-27, but in the weak NL Central that's not too shabby (they currently are 3rd right behind the Cubs). I don't expect them to contend with Milwaukee this season, but a record close to .500 would be a huge step in the right direction. Things have been shaky for the Buccos all-around this season. Key offensive players (LaRoche, Sanchez, Paulino) haven't contributed like expected, the bullpen has been poor much like their state buddies the Phils, and the rotation has suffered their lumps as well. Things will get better, as LaRoche is starting to hit again and join forces with Jason Bay and X-Man Nady to form a solid middle of the order, Sanchez will show that his batting title was not a complete fluke, and Zach Duke and Paul Maholm will settle down and help stabilize the rotation with Ian Snell and Tom Gorzelanny. A ray of light- the offense has produced 19 runs in the last 2 games.



Maria said...

Sweeepppp!&& two Homeruns from Ryan Howard.

Rich Baxter said...

Nice work, love the Zags stuff. I like him, he's a great guy who ads some character to an otherwise 'corporate' looking team!


Jacobin said...

First sweep of the year for the Phils! It's always nice to be the damn Braves... the only thing better is sweeping the Mets. And if the big man is back, well there's no reason they can't sweep the Mets.

Winning three in a row makes me feel good, so I'll avoid thinking about Clay giving up 3 in the ninth.

Jacobin said...

erm... that should be "BEAT THE BRAVES." I never, ever want to "be" one of those people... the ones that root for the Braves, who cares if they're on TBS.

michael said...

well you should be happy to know, they won't be on TBS much after this season. really awesome seeing the phils get the sweep this weekend especially after that marlins series.

klkatz said...

There's an old hall of fame football player named Bronco Nagorski.. this is probably where the nickname comes from... the only thing I remember about the original Bronco is that he played both ways.. i think he was a lineman...

chuckm said...

Eff yeah win today HOWARD IS BACK!!...anyway, how frigging goofy are those Knaves fans? I mean, 10 runs down in the 9th and these numbnuts are doing that retard tomahawk chop?

das411 said...

.....who are the Pirates?

GM-Carson said...

The Pirates and Phillies scored 27 runs between them yesterday...good day for the state of P-f'n-A!

Pirates and Phils each with a sweep against a division rival.

Howard looked awesome. Dobbs is a great bench guy, that should get plenty of playing time all over the diamond now that he handle some at 2nd too.

TrekMedic251 said...

Thought everyone was calling Zagurski "The Hefty Lefty!"