Sunday, August 26, 2007

Seething Sunday

*Did I miss something, but when the hell did Brett Myers become one of the elite closers of the Majors? I'm tired of Phils announcers and commenters on blogs suggesting this. I don't know about the rest of you, but I reserve that distinction for the likes of Mariano Rivera, Francisco Rodriguez, Billy Wagner, Trevor Hoffman, and a few others...not Brett Myers. Myers and his 5.10 era and career 12 saves do not belong in the same sentence as the above closers. I understand Brett is probably this teams' best option at closer right now, but he doesn't belong there, he's a starter and should be starting. Myers seems too wrapped up in the image of being a closer (ridiculous facial hair, what music he comes out to) instead of just focusing on getting batters out. Also, since going to relief he tries to strike everyone out, and that leads to over-pitching and hanging some pitches that then become meatballs in the seats. After last night's debacle Brett took his frustration out on a reporter, calling the homeruns "pop ups" and the reporter questioning him a "retard" and had to be restrained by Pat Burrell...Myers' wife was thankful.

*Speaking of retards- Charles Fuqua Manuel, one of the highest paid R-Tards in America, showed once again last night why he is indeed stupid. He pulled Kyle Lohse after only 84 pitches of 1-run ball in the bottom of the 7th. He must think he can defy the law of averages because relying on our bullpen to get that many outs is crazy. If you limit the amount of outs the bullpen needs to get in a game you then lower the amount of chances they have to screw up. I understand this, why can't someone on the Phils coaching staff?! Why the hell did he HAVE to pitch Tom Gordon in the 8th? "I liked Romero there and we had our bullpen set up," Manuel said. *What exactly was our "bullpen set up" to do...blow the f'n lead?! While I'm bitching about Fuqua, why the hell did he pinch run Nunez for Burrell? The stupidity never ceases.

*I'm not a fan of violence unless it's funny- like senseless beating of bums (just kidding), but Milton Bradley deserves a pitch in the ear-hole of his helmet. His theatrics during this homestand have been appalling. He has talent and his homeruns have been shots, but the whipping of the bat, bowing, trash talking, and all other nonsense needs to stop. He had this to say in his defense, "I'm just having fun. They're telling me I'm no good, I'm telling them I am that good. It feels good to come through and help this team win. I'm not trying to entice the crowd. I'm just living in the moment. This has the atmosphere of a playoff game and I love that. I'm at my best in situations like that." Note to Milton- shut the F up, after all it's only a game.

*Did anybody else hear the ump yell, "That f**king ball was down!", to the Padres bench? Classy move boy in blue, real upstanding guy you are.

*After watching the bullpen implode yet again, and witnessing the lineup strand 726 runners yet again, and painfully sitting through our manager making dumbass decisions yet again, here's my solution...

~Carson

22 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Myers doesn't have the self-control or the mental stability to be a closer. Just like if a quarterback throws an interception he needs to look at what he did wrong, not blame the wide reciever and then buckle his helmet and go out and get them the next drive and forget about he interception. Myers shouldn't be blaming the ball park and getting pissed at the reporter, he should be looking at what he did wrong and then go out and pitch without fear next game. I don't see him being able to do this as this is not the first time he's gotten edgy following a poor relief outing on his behalf...back to the rotation like I've maintained all along!

From Phillies.com- Adam Eaton proclaimed himself ready to return from the disabled list after Friday's rehab start with Double-A Reading. Eaton threw 38 pitches in a two-inning outing, and explained that his first-inning struggles were due to some rust from having not pitched.
*I think the struggles were due to him sucking!

GM-Carson said...

From Myers, "I wanted to win that game. I lost on two popups. Sledge didn't even know where the ball went and it lands in the flower bed. What are you going to do? I fell behind and threw him a fastball in a good spot, good location. Popups go straight out of here."

*Just shut up and pitch. For a boy who tries to put on a front of being all big and tough, he certainly doesn't do a good job manning up to his mistakes.

Bob D said...

That towel looks like toilet paper.

Bob D said...

Yes, Brett is a good to above average starter and should still be there. They yanked him from the rotation after 3 starts the last 2 being bad. Way too short a leash. Also the thinking of pitchers can only go 5 to 7 innings has to stop. Lohse probably had another inning or 2 in him. It should be based on pitches and fatigue unless you are Moyer then fatigue only.
Maybe let Burrell play into the 9th inning. I don't think he has seen the 9th inning yet this year.

SirAlden said...

Thrown.

You are so right about the wanting to have the closer coolness. I think it was worth a shot, now put him back in the rotation, and kick him in the ass if he does not earn his 10 million.

If we Win 5 straight now I am picking up the towel.

SirAlden said...

The fences must be moved back.

We have good hitters who will hit more doubles. In fact we are a doubles machine. Rebuild everything from the outfield back.
Myers was right to be frustrated about the flowerbeds. No "Ace" pitcher is going to sign here.

The fences must be moved back.

furiousBall said...

Lohse should not have been pulled. That said, we basically have 4 starters that need to be on pitch counts every night. BUT, we have no bullpen. So in addition to moving the fences back, we need the games shortened to 6 innings. Then, we would kick ass.

Also that ball girl in right field, I'd hit it.

Maria said...

84 pitches ans you take him out? I want a new manager so bad.

Jacobin said...

Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer picks this day to write a knob-slobbering piece about Fuqua. The article can be summed up with this one paragraph that I lifted from it:

Charlie Manuel is the NL manager of the year, and the vote shouldn't even be close

Nice, was that written a week ago and Bob Ford figured the Phillies would sweep the Dodgers and Padres?

BenJah said...

icarson: i read in the comments section last night that you have converted to 'red sox' fan. i just wanted to tell you that i'm very disapointed. in fact, you blow. the red sox team is full of whiny pussies and their fans are even worse. after the phils, you had 29 teams to choose from, even an in-state replacement you claim to blog about, and you choose the most stuck up, whimpering, douche bag franchise. this isn't about the yankees (they are also douche bags, and also pretty gay, but at least they have some pride). don't be a front runner. or at least, chose a team like the brewers who are fresh and have personality. there is no reasonable explanation for wanting to root for the red sox....unless you are born to it and thus are genetically inferior to begin with.

Bob D said...

I am switching my allegiance also: I will now be a Phillie Phanatic Fan!
Only the Phillie Phanatic can save us now. All he needs is to overthrow the owners and coaching staff. Heck, he could probably do a better job as coach/manager/relief pitcher. Lets bring him back as player/manager.

SirAlden said...

An opposite field three run homerun by Ryan Howard in the second inning.

Ryan is a kid. A big kid. Noone had more problems with Chase Utley being out of the line-up.

Not able to make adjustments the way a great veteran would, or the way we would like him to, the kid is still leading the league in RBI's.

Here's hoping, he kicks some opposite field ass this September.

GM-Carson said...

Benjah- I will never "convert" into any other fan but a Phillies Phan. I'm stuck with this sad-sack of losers. I was joking, and I think you know that, but I just wanted to clear things up just in case.

GM-Carson said...

Chris Coste with a 3-run homerun, 4th on the season...how's that Rod Barajas doing again?

Jacobin said...

12 to 1 in the fifth. So it's one of those days where we score ten runs or more as compared to the days where we give up ten runs or more. This team is so damn Jekyll and Hyde it's ludicrous. Wooo! Crush those Padres (too bad we already lost 2 of 3 to them).

Maria said...

If we were to sweep the Mets, that would definitely lift my spirits. Then again, it's only a wish and high expectations. I hope never to see Ros Barajas again.

GM-Carson said...

It was nice to see the offense come to life and have a decently pitched game, but it all seems a little too late...sorry to put a dampener on your spirits.

michael said...

a little too late? theres still more than a month left in the season. don't jump off the cliff yet.

BenJah said...

actually, i didn't realize you were joking. we've had sox/yanks conversations before, and for a moment i took you serious. and in being serious, i also tried to joke. sorry, i haven't been laid in almost 2 weeks, and i haven't 'talked to jah' in a while either so i've been a little confrontational and unfunny lately. --this doesnt change my opinion of the bosox or their fans, btw

Jacobin said...

Personally I feel that the way national sports reporting (ESPN) treats the Yankees and Red Sox, it seems to suggest that those are the only two teams that matter. And when the Red Sox had their epic comeback against the Yankees it was pretty easy to be rooting for them. What is lost in all of that is the only time I find myself feeling a pull for the Red Sox is when they are playing the Yankees. New York fans are obnoxiously annoying, but Boston fans come in a respectable second in that category. The Yankees outspend everyone and make free agency into a situation where you wonder who will be available after they are finished overspending. By the same token, the Red Sox outspend everyone except the Yankees! I can't stand either of those outfits and their whiny, crying, bitchfest fans.

SirAlden said...

The Red Sox are the "Mini-Me" Evil Empire. They have become who they hate.

michael said...

yeah but when was the last time the yankees have overpaid for anyone any good? a-rod? can you really say Damon or Farnsworth because both of those guys really suck and have since the yankees got them. I'd say the Bo-Sox are worse than the yankees right now and for the past few years in terms of wild over spending.