Saturday, October 04, 2008

Moyer the Destroyer

Venue: Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Time: 6:37 pm.
Circumstance: 2-0 Phillies lead over Brewers in a best of 5 series.
Match-Up: Jamie Moyer (16-7, 3.71, 1.33) vs. Dave Bush (9-10, 4.18, 1.14).

As readers of this blog know, I have been calling Jamie Moyer "Grand Pappy" since shortly after his arrival in August of '06. It's meant to be a term of endearment, but I must admit it does not instill much fear. After all, Moyer has pitched marvelously in the clinching game of the NL East the past 2 seasons, sending the Mets home in October blubbering babies. Therefore, I am instituting a more befitting nickname for our staff sage- Moyer the Destroyer. Moyer has the opportunity tonight to clinch the NLDS for the Phils with a mighty pitching performance, and I suspect he will. Moyer is the owner of 246 regular season wins, but he's also been dominate in the postseason racking up a 3-1 record over 5 games started going 29.2 innings with a 2.43 era. A victory tonight in Milwaukee would be sweet, because they can use the champagne of beers brewed nearby for the post-game celebration...roll out the High Life!

WSBGM's love Jamie Moyer. Corey and I have probably dedicated more posts to Grand Pappy than any other Phillie, including Steve Jeltz. Scanning over the archives I've found some sweet relics: Moyer vs. Monahan Cage Match, Thirsty Thursday: Moyer-Yuengling, Antiques Roadshow, and Moyer Bobblehead.

~Carson

58 comments:

Maria said...

Having Friday off was nice for the players but it's made me a nervous wreck. Playing out different scenarios in my head. It seems I can't function right with the Phillies.

I liked Grand Pappy; it was affectionate but I also agree...no fear.

Jeff H. said...

The Phils have an easier road to the post season next year. The Mutts extended the contract for Manuel. Somehow they determined that this September collapse was better than last years.

Bob D said...

Moyer will need his own champaign to be compared to instead of Yeungling Beer. Today could be the 3rd time in 2 years that they will pop open some champaign right after he pitches.

Corey said...

love the orange high life cans. they were put out last fall along with camo packaging for a hunting theme. i guess it's so nobody shoots your beer when your out in the woods, since the regular gold cans look life various forms of wildlife.

GM-Carson said...

Drinking and hunting...ah, now that's a national pastime.

GM-Carson said...

For dinner- High Life in the bottle and garbage pizza (all toppings but anchovies).

BloodStripes said...

I have never shot a gun but I have shot-gunned lots of beer cans. So lets go Moyer you Destoyer. Send the Phils to a pennant play-off and let the Yuengling and high life flow like a river.

BloodStripes said...

I have more than one chance to celebrate today for not only are the Phils taking stage. Its the equivalent of the Australian Rugby League's Super Bowl today and my team where I grew up Manly Warringah are in it. So start me off Phils with a victory. My Aussie beer cans are waiting.

Corey said...

i'm following the game on the internet, and what a shitty start. maybe i'm lucky i can't actually see what's going on. 34 pitches in the first inning, clay condrey better get his warmup jacket off...

BloodStripes said...

Corey. You can watch the game free with TBS hotcorner on MLB.com. NO commentary but 3 or 4 camera angles. Pitcher, batter, dugouts. Its pretty cool.

BloodStripes said...

You don't get it all but it's worth a look.

I'm gonna listen to Scott and Larry for a while. It sucks having the Brewers regular season announcer doing all the talking. It was bad enough during the home games. At Miller park its even worse.

Corey said...

awesome. thanks man. that will make my evening a little better.

Corey said...

the mlb.com broadcast has the "k-zone" type thing for every pitch, and by the looks of it, bush is benefitting from a very big zone tonight.

the phils are starting to hit some balls hard off of bush, moyer has to hold down the fort until the team can get some runs...

Corey said...

also, could someone tell me why rickie weeks is out of the game.

BloodStripes said...

Not sure about Weeks.

I agree Corey. The Phils have hit the ball well all game. Right at the fielders though. Just gotta find the gaps and rattle this chump.

GM-Carson said...

Damn, i drank wnay too many High Lifes in a short prieod of time. Needless to say, I'm drinunk already. anyway, the phils are sucking, hits, but no runs. moyer out after 4. i think we're kinda fucked. Oh well, got more beer in the fridge...

GM-Carson said...

Weeks bruised himself while running, and had to be removed. Not sure how you buriuse you self while running but that dumb sonof a bitch ddi it.

BloodStripes said...

The plate umpire sucks. Not much consistency.

GM-Carson said...

tell you what is consistent...me tappin' High Life. Time for the Phils to get this shit going.

BloodStripes said...

Come on Phils. Carson has light his arse for you guys. Lets go!!!

GM-Carson said...

I'm about to get pissed if this game doesn't get better.

GM-Carson said...

Condrey sucks too!

BloodStripes said...

Its beginning to suck all around.

Corey said...

although he blew goats for most of the inning, condrey made three good pitches to counsell to end it.

middle of the order due up, it's time to make some hey this inning.

maybe i should start rooting for milwaukee, reverse the jinx or something...

GM-Carson said...

I'm really surprised by Moyers outing. He was horrible. May have only allowed 2 runs, but he was all over the place, which is atypical of him. These things happen to all pitchers, just sucks that it happened today.

Game is still very much within reach, despite what it may seem. 3-0 isn't that bad. C'mon Phils!

GM-Carson said...

F' yeah Werth, let's go!

Corey said...

let's go brewers!

GM-Carson said...

I'm giving you a virtula kcik in the nuts right now Corey for that comment...although I understadn you method of madness.

GM-Carson said...

Playoff Utley sucks!

GM-Carson said...

What the fuck is wrong with Utley, Howard, and Burrell? Seriously, they disgust me in the playoffs over the past 2 years.

BloodStripes said...

Howard was safe. We may be sucking but we are still in it.

Corey said...

alright, i have to get back to work, i'm done with this shit...

GM-Carson said...

Shit it is my friend, straight up stinkin' big ol pile of shit. Moyer sucked, Condrey sucked, Durbin is sucking, the offense is ineffective, we're screwed.

Dan said...

Quick hits:

(1) This plate umpire is shameful. JJ Hardy was struck out by Moyer in the first with 2 outs, 1 pitch before he drove in a run. That's a game-changing play right there. I'm sure someone noticed this other than me. The announcers conveniently decided to say absolutely nothing after this pitch crossed the plate...it was like they were embarrassed for the umpire and his crappiness.

(2) Moyer did not do too well, but this was largely a result of the umpire being shitty and the umpire making a voluntary decision to use a small zone. He did not let the game get away, though, so give him some credit.

(3) The offense has not produced yet, but honestly, they are hitting the ball pretty hard. Victorino should have had an RBI and has been hitting the ball hard all day; Burrell almost had one too, although it resulted in a non-productive out.

(4) The game is only 3-1 right now. Judging by the way this game has been played, it could/should be something more like 10-3 Brewers. So let's buck up, folks, and hope the Phillies can steal one away here.

GM-Carson said...

The Brewers only having 3 runs is a disgrace because of all the baserunners they've had. Phils offense still sucking though.

GM-Carson said...

We're so F'd in the A right now.

BloodStripes said...

I'm going with a loss now. Its hurting too much to think we are going to win. Having accepted a loss I am much more relaxed. I feel I have closure. I fricken hate that word. But whattaya do?

GM-Carson said...

I needed a win tonight. I'm moving in a week and a half and have a ton of shit to do. I needed tomorrow afternoon to work around the house, now I'll be hung up in front of the television all afternoon.

GM-Carson said...

I hate this game tonight. Everything bad about the Phils came shining through.

BloodStripes said...

Yep, totally crap.

BloodStripes said...

Accept for this upcoming comeback in the 9th.

GM-Carson said...

Wishful thinking BloodStripes.

GM-Carson said...

Bases loaded, no outs, 9th inning, down by 3. What will happen?

GM-Carson said...

Asshole Feliz grounds into a double play on the 1st pitch. Dickhead!

GM-Carson said...

Wow, Phils don't even get a run because Victorino had interference on the double play, so Dobbs goes back to 2nd and Howard to 3rd.

Piece of shit game tonight.

BloodStripes said...

That was crap.

Get 'em tomorrow Phils.

BloodStripes said...

Vic should have slid spikes up straight into Counsells crown jewels.

The MLB mafia rigged this one.

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