Sunday, September 09, 2007

Wins are Nice

Remember that 4 game sweep of the New York Mets? I barely do. In fact, following that masterful and emotionally charged romp over our NL East foes which was sandwiched in between a 6 game winning streak the Phils have since turned into complete butt-balls. What exactly is a butt-ball you ask. Well, it's a team that continuously chokes season after excruciatingly painful heartbreaking season. It's the same old song and dance for the Phils all over again, and personally I'm tired of the's time to bump out Digital Underground's Humpty Dance! So the Phils had a convincing 9-1 victory yesterday and still sit within 3 games of the Wild Card. Will it be more of that played out jingle that has Spanish lyrics which Ruben Amaro Jr. doesn't even comprehend, or will it be getting down and nasty with the humpty hump? Wins are nice, they should try it more often.

All right, Stop whatcha doin', 'cause I'm about to ruin, the image and the style that ya used to. I look funny, but yo I'm makin' money see, so yo world I hope you're ready for me. Now gather round, I'm the new fool in town, and my sound's laid down by the Underground. I drink up all the Hennessey ya got on ya shelf, so just let me introduce myself. My name is Humpty, pronounced with a Umpty.
The Humpty Dance is your chance to do the hump. Do the Humpty Hump, come on and do the Humpty Hump.


Bad Rhymer:
Turns out penis does not rhyme with Ennis, but tennis does. Believe or not I'm a highly educated man, but apparently 6+ years of college can't make me the rhymer that Eminem is. Therefore, I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to yesterday's starter John Ennis, as my connection with his last name and a man-piece was inappropriate and uncalled for. Lets just be thankful his last name isn't Tussy, Lagina, or Hunt.


Yesterday's victory over the Florida Marlins was spearheaded by a group of castaways- John Ennis, Clay Condrey, Chris Coste, and Greg Dobbs. At one time or another during each players' career they were set adrift by another club, and in Condrey and Coste's case the Phils have even acted as if they didn't want them at various times. Ennis got the spot start and gave the Phils 4 innings of 1 run ball, and then Condrey took over for 2.1 scoreless innings earning his 5th win of the season. The offense was aided by the go-ahead bomb from Coste (his 5th hr) and Dobbs had a 2 for 3 day at the plate with 2 runs and 2 rbi, including his 9th homerun.



chuckm said...

The Phillies have this thing of stepping up their game at times where they either look ready to fall off the map, or when everybody has given up on them, arent paying attention and are focusing on the Eagles. So, I have a hunch they will somehow turn it around enough to where they keep in the thick of the wc. I win over D-Train and the Fish is a must as is 3-1 vs Rockies. I think the Phillies have it in them, but still am predicting they pull up short in the final week.

Maria said...

They're only 3 back in the Wild card. On a positive note, Jimmy has the chance to become only the 2nd player in history (Willie Mays being the other) to get 20 home runs, 20 triples, 20 doubles, and 20 stolen bases. He's only 3 triples shy.

Los said...

Of course, the Phils will lose today, and punish us some more ... sigh. At least the Birds start today!

GM-Carson said...

Maria- Curtis Granderson of the Detroit Tigers is only 1 stolen base shy of the same distinction that Rollins is shooting for.

The Phils are wasting some very impressive offensive seasons by Rowand, Utley, and Rollins. Burrell, Howard, and Vic are doing thier part of the contribution as well. The pitching sucks so bad though that they will come up short of the postseason for the 14th straight season.

B.S. said...

Well said chuckm. If Moyer can stop the Marlins today, the Phillies actually stand a decent chance of taking 3/4 vs. Colorado. Kendrick and Lohse, the only two reliable pitchers, will go in that series and the Rockies always struggle on the road.

Bob D said...

Rollins and Granderson would be the 3rd and 4th players to do that feat. Mays and some guy back in the early 1900's or 1890's did it also. 20 doubles, 20 triples, 20 homers, 20 stolen bases

Uhg! What an ugly inning, every other hitter for the Marlins hit a HR.

GM-Carson said...

Hey, a winning streak...I forgot how that felt.

Why did Manuel bring Ryan Howard in as a defensive replacement in the 9th?

Why doesn't Myers ever have a 1-2-3 save?

Why did I fall happily asleep at 8-0 and wake up confused at 8-5?

Go Phils!

GM-Carson said...

Granderson just stole his 20th base today, now has amazing 20 steals, 36 doubles, 22 triples, and 21 homeruns...WOW!!!

I really hope J-Roll can get those 3 triple to join him.

BenJah said...

just want to highlight a short piece of b.s.'s comment:

"kendrick and lohse, the only two reliable pitchers"

holy shit, we suck.

BloodStripes said...

Another win! More nice.

Padres lost and the Dodgers having a meltdown. Here come the Phils again.

SirAlden said...

Amazing. You see the car crash coming, you put your hands over your eyes not wanting to look, and -

You open them to see the Phillies with no Hamels, no Madson, no everybody else, are 2 games out of the Wild Card.

Great Team, great GM who got us Iguchi, Romero, Grand Pappy Moyer, and all the cast offs aside from (Coste whom he misjudged).

Thanks Pat Gillick, Thanks Pat Burrell for not using your foot as an exuse, (that is very manly of you), glad you are back.

Thank you Phillies for being in it for 5 of the last 6 years on Sept. 10th. It is time for the Baseball Gods to give the Phillies some breaks and decent umpiring calls.

See you this September.

BloodStripes said...

Yeah, Phils need a break. Loads of injuries but still in the wild card hunt. It makes your heart skip beats but they are hanging in there. Time to quell the rockies chances.

GM-Carson said...

The Rockies scare me, they've got some nice hitters. They are a poor team on the road though, so lets hope the Phils can keep their offense rolling and make due with the pitching they have.