Sunday, July 27, 2008
In a Pinch
Tip of the cap to Greg Dobbs for a pinch hit 3-run homerun yesterday. Dobbs now has 20 pinch hits on the season. Pinch hit totals: 20-46 (.435 avg), 5 r, 2 dbl, 1 trpl, 2 hr, 14 rbi, 1.112 OPS. That ties a record for pinch hits in a season by a Phillie dating back to 1913 by some elderly statesman known as Doc Miller. Dobbs was easily the hero of the day, capping off a 7-run 5th inning that bought the Phils a lead at 10-9, with that being the final score. Adam Eaton played the scavenger, picking up the win in his relief debut, while Chris Coste broke out a slump getting 3 base knocks. It's a win so I'm happy, but let's not get giddy, more baseball to be played today. "Big Splash" Blanton makes his second start in Phils pinstripes, this time at home with hopefully better results. Facing him going for the Braves is Jorge Campillo, a minor league Atlanta-style reclamation project that is succeeding as does seemingly every such case when it comes to the Braves. A series win would be nice, but don't count on it.
Even if the Phils lose (dammit, they better not!), I still will be entertained today, because I'm going to see The Dark Knight at an IMAX theatre.