Everybody's always talking about who's on top.
Don't cross our paths,
'cause you're gonna get stopped.
We ain't gonna give anybody any slack.
And if you try to keep us down,
We're gonna come right back.
And you know it...
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Just Hangin' Tough!
Turn It On:
*3 homeruns and 8 runs in one game from the Phils...I almost feel spoiled.
*Kyle Kendrick may have only lasted 5.2 innings, but he only allowed 1 run in those 5.2 innings, so that's 5.2 quality innings. Hence, the win he received for his efforts.
*Since August 13 Jimmy Rollins is a putrid 3-37 (.081), ain't no cheering that.
*Geoff Jenkins is a bit banged up and has to go for an MRI today. Although he's producing well below career norms, it would still hurt to have him DL'd.
*Young lefties duel it out for the nation to see this afternoon on Fox, with Cole Hamels set to face off against Clayton Kershaw. Round 2 of Operation Payback starts at 3:55.
Do the Mets ever lose? The Phils are 4-1 over their last 5 games yet are unable to make up any ground on the NL East leading Metropolitans because they're 9-1 over their last 10. Have I ever mentioned that I hate the Mets? Because I HATE the Mets!
Phillies Hall of Fame Broadcaster Harry Kalas and Dan Stephenson, writer/director of the DVD Richie Ashburn: A Baseball Life (which recently appeared in the Philadelphia Film Festival) will be signing copies of the Ashburn DVD from 11am-12:30pm at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizen Bank Park on August 23rd. DVDs are available at the ballpark. There will also be a special appearance from the Phillie Phanatic!