Thursday, October 04, 2007


Top of the 2nd, Hamels gives ups 3 runs. Dammit!

Phillies 1-4 in the lineup go 0-15. Dammit!

Chase Utley and Ryan Howard strike out 7 times combined. Dammit!

$40 for ticket, $11 for parking, $9 for tolls, $32 to a 2007 NL East Division Championship t-shirt, $28 for tank of gas. Dammit!

Phillies lost 4-2, now with a 1 game deficit in a 5 game series. Dammit!


Despite the loss, I still had a great time at the game with my wife and my best friend. The stadium was charged up with hope and playoff fever, but ultimately the Phils left us down. Today is a new day and a new game, and the Phils can still keep us Phaithphul with a victory today. Die another day gentlemen, because today is your day to triumph.



SirAlden said...

Pulled Redman Starting Rookie Lefty


vs. Left: .129 vs. Right: .273

Jacobin said...

Here's a story that's running today regarding the Rockies' closer:

Rockies closer Manny Corpas came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth, retired the Phillies in order and that was that.

Or was it?

TBS cameras on Corpas warming up before coming into yesterday's 4-2 Colorado win in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Citizens Bank Park clearly showed the righthander pour a cup of water or soda on the front of his shirt before leaving the bullpen and then rubbing dirt on the area.

Then, when he went into the game, he appeared to go to that spot before several of his pitches in order to get a better grip on the baseball. Since the Rockies' road jerseys are black, any discoloration on the shirt would have been difficult to detect.

It's illegal for pitchers to apply a foreign substance to the baseball. That became a huge issue last October when television cameras showed Tigers lefthander Kenny Rogers with a noticeable smudge on his pitching hand during Game 1 of the World Series against St. Louis.

The Phillies declined comment.

Crew chief Dale Scott had left the ballpark and was not available for comment.

"I don't know anything about it," Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd told the Rocky Mountain News.

Kevin McGuire said...

Oh let the conspiracies run rampant! That's not why the Phillies lost the game though. The top of the lineup can give an 0-for and expect to win a ball game even with Cole Hamels pitching. The series just became that much tougher, but all the Phillies have to do today is go out an win game two. Don't worry about games three and four yet, just win game two.

GM-Carson said...

Winning today is crucial.

I hope that Manny Corpas hoopla is bogus. I hate cheaters...that's why I love Barry Bonds, such and honest standup guy.

I knew the Rockies wouldn't start Redman because he sucks. Morales will give us fits.

Our offense needs to wake the F up!

Manuel should start Werth instead of Victorino because of Morales being a lefty.

GM-Carson said...

It's hard to believe that there were 3 playoff games played yesterday with only a total of 14 runs scored...pitching is necessary to win...and that's something the Phillies lack.

GM-Carson said...

Before the game started yesterday, I told Corey that I was so hot that I could sell my nut-sweat to someone in Kuwait and was wondering why the hell Cole Hamels was rockin' the long sleeve shirt. There was no need to "stay warm" between innings because the temperature alone did that. After Hamels horrible 2nd inning in which he became gassed, he got rid of the long sleeves and went on to pitch a nice ball game. Corey said his dumbass chiropractor probably told him to wear the long sleeves...idiot!

GM-Carson said...

Today's starter for the Rockies- Franklin Morales, has faced the Phillies one time previously allowing only 3 hits in 5 innings pitched with no runs. It was his 1st MLB win. He's a lefty too, against which we suck.

BloodStripes said...

C'mon Phightin's, gotta win today. Got Morales rattled now. A Chooch double! Yes! Go Phils.

Corey said...

time to start thinking about spring disappointing was this?

SirAlden said...

I was down with the Lohse relief.

Jose Mesa nobody out and still pitching after 2 runs in. Terrible.

Terrrible. Terrible.

Not worthy of our T.E.A.M.

BloodStripes said...

We are fully rooted now. 8-3 down. The intentional walk and not leaving in Kendrick has hurt us big-time. Mesa is the big reason why Kendrick should have been left in. Bring Lohse in to start an inning . Not with them loaded. Anyway, what do I know? This sucks.

BloodStripes said...

Matsui having the game of his life. Bloody hell! We are copping a shellacking now. Phuck it!

Skeeter said...

Well...The postseason is said to be a 'new season'. So in turn, the Phillies are starting a new season...AND WE ALL FUCKING KNOW HOW THEY START OUT IN APRIL!

...same thing

Dane Cook (the fag that he is) should remind the Phils that there is only one OCTOBER! They don't have 5 miracle months to make it up.

Jarex said...

obviously it ain't over until Cholly dons a wig and starts to sing, but I have these thoughts:

Grocery shopping in Portland, OR this morning, I heard two guys obviously not from Philadelphia talking about the...Phillies. Made me smile.

Whatever the outcome of THIS series, the Phillies are back on the map. I have nothing but "high hopes" for next year, assuming we land a top-line starter and at least one or two quality relievers.

Keep Myers as the closer, get a good setup guy to compliment Romero, and someone else to bring in earlier. Madsen can come back as a 6th-inning guy, and Philadelphia will never have to live through another Jose Mesa/6-fingered ant inning again.

Peace out -

Jarex said...

and one more thing - it's a bit of a stretch, but consider that the Yankees, prior to 1995, had missed the post season for 14-years; now they've been there for 13. It's way beyond wishful thinking, but still it's a little bit of perspective mixed with possibility.

Gotta take the high road on a day like this.

chuckm said...

Disgusted with Manuels moves in the 4th (and bringing Mesa into a game that wasnt out of hand), but in the end, the Rockies are beating the Phillies.

Bob D said...

Don't give up yet, this team can still go on a 3 game winning streak or a 7 game winning streak. Next 2 actually 3 pitching match ups look favorably for the Phils. Now its time that they fuel up the offense and put up some sick numbers and alot of runs over the next few days.

Jacobin said...

I know they can go on a streak, but I'd be lying if I felt very optimistic tonight. Hopefully the old man can work some magic in Colorado. The season isn't over, but damn I feel down right now.

BloodStripes said...

There is only one option. Loud blaring punk rock.

Mommy, mommy, mommy........the Phils have had a bad day. Had a bad day. I wanna be your dog.

BloodStripes said...


GM-Carson said...

I hate Charlie Manuel. He may motivate with the best of them, but his managing is atrocious. Kendrick wasn't pitching brilliantly by any stretch of the imagination, but lifting him in the 4th inning was stupid. The bases were loaded with 2 outs and Kendrick has pinpoint control so leave him in rather than forcing Lohse into the game to try and make "perfect" pitches. The pitch was so perfect that some ass-hat (Matsui) who had only 4 homers all year pounded it for a grand slam. Then bringing in and sticking with Mesa was like giving up...once again- I HATE CHARLIE MANUEL!!!

GM-Carson said...

Lets look more into Manuels potential season ending decision to yank Kendrick...

Kendrick had only thrown 66 pitches through 3.2 innings while allowing 5 hits and 2 runs. He was pitching with the lead, and had 2 outs in the top of the 4th inning when Manuel pulled him. This means going to our horrible bullpen far too soon when it really wasn't needed anyway. There is no excuse for Manuel's decision, he is an idiot no matter how you look at him. Put him in a village of retards and they actually will start making fun of Charlie...I hate him!

SirAlden said...

Not to worry. We have to have our back against the wall for the last reel of Chris Coste's movie to be exciting.

Grand Pappy Moyer is rested.

One then Two then Three.

GM-Carson said...

This blog is dead today, much like the Phils chances in the playoffs.