Saturday, June 14, 2008

Eagles 20 - Rams 2

Scoring twenty runs is cool, I guess, if you are into that sort of thing. It's not for me though. I get bored after the first 15. Instead, my favorite part of last night's game was watching Cardinals infielder Aaron Miles mow down the Phils in the 9th inning.

It got me thinking - who were the last position players to toe the rubber for the Keystone state ballclubs? And does Aaron Miles, who has now made 3 big league pitching appearances, wear a shoe with a reinforced toe?

I don't know about the second question, but I'm all over the first.

Phillies: Tomas Perez in a 17-3 blowout against the Astros back in 2002. Hector Mercado gave up 8 in the 8th before The Pie Man replaced him. He induced a Jeff Bagwell grounder to third that was booted by Jason Michaels (yes, Perez on the mound and Michaels at third, it was bizzaro world in Houston...) and then got Jason Lane to fly out to right. Perez finished the game, the season, and his career with a 0.00 ERA.

Pirates: Phucco Abe Nunez in a 12-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs back in 2004. Mike Johnston and Brian Meadows gave up 7 in the the 9th before Nunez came in and bailed them out by getting Corey Patterson to fly out to center to end the inning. Nunez, like Perez, ended his pitching career with a 0.00 ERA. He never even gave up a hit, hence the nickname, No-Hit Nunez.

Enjoy the game tonight, Eaton vs. Lohse. Over/under on when you say to yourself, "Why couldn't they have saved some of those runs for tonight?" - 5th inning.

Corey

12 comments:

GM-Carson said...

No-Hit Nunez with the double connotation, nice.

I'm in North Carolina for the next 5 days and listened to the game on XM on the drive down. It was amusing to hear all the homeruns and hits and runs being scored by the Phils.

One thing that pissed me off though was when Russ Springer hit Ryan Howard the Cardinal announcers were all over the umpire for bad judgement. However, I knew they were full of shit when they started reasoning the only reason Howard got hit is because he crowds the plate. Are you kidding me? Howard stands a good 2.5-3 feet off the plate. What homers.

furiousBall said...

that ass kicking was pure chewing satisfaction

GM-Carson said...

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian has Chase Utley and Pat Burrell starting the All-Star game and Brad Lidge making the pitching staff. I whole-heartedly agree. Cole Hamels was a casuality of the numbers game, but if you look at the NL it's a much stronger league in both pitching and hitting this year compared to the AL.

Bob D said...

Yesterday Howard, Ruiz, and the offense were being blasted here on the blog. They all respond with their best games of the year. go figure. Should we blast the pitching staff for not throwing any perfect games????

Even Feliz has put up respectable numbers except grounding into DPs.

GM-Carson said...

Pedro Feliz is putting up the exact numbers that should be expected of him. He's played good defense, showed some pop, and made a ton of outs.

Ruiz really needs to keep this 1-game hitting spectacular going, he's been horrible all season.

Kyle Lohse going for the Red Birds today...Eff him!

SirAlden said...

"Without being asked, Charlie Manuel mentioned yesterday that he's going to be careful with Gordon's workload over the next few months. There's nothing wrong with Gordon's right arm, Manuel insisted. But Gordon is 40 years old, and there's a lot of mileage on that shoulder and elbow. He already has made 29 appearances this season, and in the interest of preserving his health for as long as possible, Manuel and pitching coach Rich Dubee want to make sure Gordon gets proper rest."

Duh.

Maria said...

I didn't know Kyle Lohse was going to win the CY Young. (12 in a row!) Jesus...take a walk or something. I wish we would've saved some of those runs for today.

GM-Carson said...

20 runs Friday night and then 2 runs today...that's just sad. Adam Eaton continues to get ripped off by the the Phils offense this season.

Maria said...

On the bright side though, Adam Eaton continues to have quality starts: 6 2/3, 3 er on 9 hits and he had half of the Phillies hits. He kept us in the game. The Phillies just had zero offense other than Burrell's homer.

GreggyD said...

And now back to your regularly scheduled inconsistent offense...

Maria said...

And clearly that ball Jenkins hit, was a trap. Actually he put it in his glove and sold the call.

Marlins lost. Mets got rained out and the Braves won (on the road!). it'd be good to win tomorrow and finish this long road trip 6-3 rather than 5-4; especially after having swept the Braves.

GM-Carson said...

A road trip of 6-3 would be pretty damn good considering the teams they've played. But to do that, they must win today.