U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi, you're ugly. Hey, hey, you're ugly! Ugly is how the Phils play baseball.
I hate Charles Fuqua Manuel. Freddy Garcia was having his best outing of the 2007 season, allowing 5 hits, no walks, for 2 runs over 6 innings, while throwing only 70 pitches. Naturally, our dunce of a manager sees the opposition is struggling with Garcia and needs an opportunity to score so the Phils can lose the game and brings in the relief unit (Alfonseca and Rosario). Outcome- Alfonseca and Rosario each surrender a run and lose the game 4-3. Manuel had this to say in his defense, "I didn't want to take him out." Well, then don't take him out you stupid slug! Once again, I freakin' loathe Unka Cholly.
Does Anybody Care?:
*No-Hit Nunez apparently can hit after all, from the right side only that is. Nuni is a "switch hitter" that doesn't actually hit all that often. From the right side he's batting .615 (8-13) with an outrageous 1.461 OPS.
Don't get too excited, he's batting .125 (4-32) with an abysmal .347 OPS from the left side. Now, I know good ol' Fuqua isn't a mathlete, but you'd think he'd be able to see the difference in the numbers and play to Nunez's strengths more. Yep, that's right, I'm actually suggesting Nunez has a strength, but that's only because every thing else about him is so weak.
*Through all your years of watching Phillies baseball, have you ever noticed the Phillies pitchers knack for giving up hits to batters with horrendous averages? Through the years they've made Mark Lemke, Mike Mordecai, Eliezer Alfonzo, and a bunch of other chumps look like "Phillies Killers" and potential batting title contenders.
*Good News- Gavin Eaton is the starting pitcher for the Phillies tonight. Crap, that's only good news if you're a Diamondback fan.
*Bad News- Ryan Howard is injured and is out of the lineup until at least Friday. The Phils are calling it a "nagging left quadriceps muscle, and a strained ligament in his left knee"...which means he probably has a torn ACL based on their past honesty with the fans. I'm sure the Phils are going to miss his lofty .200 average and strikeout every other plate appearance.