That was a horrible display of baseball last night, completely uninspired play from the 1st place Phillies. Ryan Howard has the biggest mitt on the field, but can't catch a damn thing. Not only can't he field, he can't throw, and he's out of place many times on defense; that equates to a dumb player in my opinion. Greg Dobbs and Jayson Werth struck out against Arthur Rhodes, yes that Arthur f*@king Rhodes. The Marlins staff pitched a shutout, only reason Phils had runs on the board was due to a gift homerun to Victorino on a foul ball. Charlie Manuel must have knew what he was doing not using Cervenak, Walrond, and Happ because the trio went 0-1 with 5 runs surrendered in 2.1 innings. We need a 3rd baseman because Eric Bruntlett is quickly turning into No-Hit Nunez revisited, as he's now 2-22 (.091) when playing 3rd. I'm just sick and tired of a lineup that is so consistent in being inconsistent. Over the past four games they've gone 25-126 (.198), but during the previous five games, which happened to be a five-game winning streak, they hit .331. The good news for the Phils is that they still have the next 2 games to avenge last night's trite demonstration of losing baseball and keep 1st place, starting with Kyle Kendrick vs. Anibal Sanchez tonight.
Adam Eaton is making a mockery of Major League Pitching in the minors. The millionaire Double A Reading Phillie turned in his 2nd disgusting performance in a row since his demotion to the minors. He's now 0-2 with a 12.86 era over 7 innings. Hopeful major leaguers are battering the wretched Eaton around to the tune of a .300 average with 3 homeruns. That's absolutely preposterous considering that Eaton was signed to be an anchor in the Phils rotation, not some schlub that can't even hack it in the minors. Pat Gillick will never live this signing down, not even if the Phils win the World Series under his term as GM.
Sorry for the negative tone, here's a quick pick-me-up.