Monday, September 03, 2007

Letdown

All the stars seemed to be aligned in the Phillies favor for a huge overtaking of the NL East lead this weekend, but instead the stars formed the good ol' middle finger constellation and showed the Phils where to stick it. The Phils were fresh off an emotionally charged 4 game sweep over the NL East leading Mets and were set to play the NL worst Marlins, while the Mets were opposed by the Braves. Outcome- letdown, Phils lose 2 out of 3 to the Marlins and the Mets sweep the Braves. Not all hope is lost, but this was the type of series the Phils needed to step up and shut down an inferior squad, but instead their craptacular pitching reared its ugly head yet again...my sincerest thanks one more time to Patty G.

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Battle of Futility:
A few weeks ago, Corey posted a poll that allowed our readers to vote for which would happen first- a Phils pitcher or No-Hit Nunez going yard this season. Yesterday, Adam Eaton proved my vote a foolish one, as he went deep. Eaton is a decent hitting pitcher, but he's also a crappy pitching pitcher. Nunez on the other hand is a decent fielding hitter, but a crappy hitting hitter...go figure!

~Carson

16 comments:

Bob D said...

Important series here against the Braves. Phils are still just 3 from wildcard and 4 from division.
Hamels and Bourn are approx 10 days from being back from the DL. That should help the team.

Pit Master said...

I fear we may not see Hamels again this season. This team will not make the playoffs because of "Stand" Pat Gillick. He is the real problem.

http://pit-master.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

I will not declare the season over. The Phillies just have to win series & blowing 5 run leads doesn't help. Let's pray for a Mets meltdown.

chuckm said...

I will declare any chance at the NL East as being over. The Phillies will hang in the wc race until the final weekend and then drop 2 of 3 to the Nats.

Bob D said...

Don't throw in the towel yet. But yes Chuck, they look like they will be a game or 2 short when this season ends.

What may fix this team is put Myers back in the rotation with Kendrick, Hamels, Lohse, and Moyer.

Cut Alfonseco, Mesa, and Gordon (who threw no curve ball today - sign of arm problems). Use Rosario and Mathieson (if healthy) and Kane Davis (who had great speed on his stuff despite the 2 Hrs yesterday). Romero has been solid and be used to close with the other 3. Castro, Ennis, Geary, and Condrey can be used for middle innings. But as for Mesa, Alfonseco, and Gordon I am tired of seeing so many badly pitched games from them and even more so lately. I would rather take my chances with the others now.

kentucky phils phan said...

this past series dissapointed me

Maria said...

It's just like the Phillies to get your hopes up by sweeping the Mets in a 4 games series than lose a series to the Marlins.

SirAlden said...

We did not lose any ground on the Diamondbacks.

We have them in our sights, and can run right up their back and over them.

Fabio Castro is here with his electric stuff, Rosario is lights out, Pat Burrell should be moved back to 6th, with Utley to 3rd and Werth/Victorino in the 2nd spot, so Howard gets some better pitches to hit.

Jacobin said...

I feel drained after the long weekend and I'm the way the Phillies have played during the same stretch of time isn't doing anything to encourage any energy in me. If they bounce back to take the next few games, it isn't the end of the world. In the end, they need to be in the 88-90 win range to have a realistic chance at getting into October baseball. I just fear that we're headed for another 86-win season, sitting two games out of the playoffs.

chuckm said...

If you want to say that 88 games is what it will take to win the wc, than here is what the current contenders must play ( I am predicting the Padres pull away with the West)

D-Backs 12-11
Phillies 16-9
Dodgers 16-9
Rockies 17-8

GM-Carson said...

Wow, what a day! My wife is in labor on Labor Day and at 7:40 this evening she gave birth to our first child, my son Collier Chase. Mom and baby are doing well, Phillies are not.

BloodStripes said...

Thats great news Carson. Congratulations mate! Wooo hoo!! Did you catch him on his way out? Cut the cord? Did your Mrs yell and curse at you for putting her through all that pain? Ha!

I'm feeling your joy buddy. Wonderful news. All the very best.

BloodStripes said...

Forget the Phillies. Your a dad. Top stuff.

Speaking of polls. The poll a few weeks back that asked where the Phils would finish? They are working well towards our prediction of falling 2 games short of the WC.

BloodStripes said...

Although...........looking at the shedule, it is favourable. We still can hold hope.

GM-Carson said...

My wife was great, didn't curse me out once, and I watched the entire thing...totally awesome! And yes, I did cut the cord. By the way, we watched the Phils/Braves game during delivery.

Jacobin said...

Now there's a Labor Day! Congratulations!