When I was seventeen,
It was a very good year.
It was a very good year,
For small town girls,
And soft summer nights,
Wed hide from the lights,
On the village green,
When I was seventeen.
Sing it Ol' Blue Eyes!
Why did this post begin with a serenade from Frank Sinatra? Because the Phillies offense came alive last night and banged out 17 hits. Nearly the entire lineup had at least 2 hits (Victorino, Bruntlett, Utley, Jenkins, Feliz, Ruiz, and even Moyer). 17 hits, 11 runs, only 5 k's, and not one of those runs were scored via the longball; which has been difficult for the Phils to do lately. This was a sweet victory to kickoff a tough 7 game Left Coast trip. The win was Grand Pappy Moyer's 232nd of his career.
*Sunday's comeback victory over the Giants was Charlie Manuel's 500th win as a manager. I know I've said a lot of harsh things about him over the past 3 seasons, but congrats regardless.
*Good News- Jimmy Rollins went 4-4 in a rehab game yesterday during an extended spring training in Florida. Rumor has it he'll be with the club for the finale of the DBacks series this Thursday or on Friday against the Giants in San Fran.
*Kris Benson is still recovering from a strained groin he suffered on April 19th. I'm still hoping he can get healthy and contribute to the Phils sometime this season, but luckily the pitching staff is not in need of him now anyway.
*Pat Burrell's best friend, former Miami Hurricane and Philadelphia Phillie, Jason Michaels was designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians yesterday. I'm sure he'll find a job somewhere, he's a decent 4th/5th outfielder.
*Happy Birthday Larry Andersen!