Friday, October 10, 2008

Two-Nil For The Fightin' Phils


Game 2 Recap

Player of the Game
Brett Myers had a rough night on the mound, giving up five in five. But it was his three "bail and flail" singles and three RBIs that make Myers the key player in the Phils game two win.

"I’m not a very good hitter," said Myers. "I just get lucky occasionally."

Myers has gotten lucky four times this postseason. No word on whether Charlie will consider Brett for the DH role if the Phils make it to the World Series.

For The Love of Jobu
Ryan Howard's post-game comments: "Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, rum. He will come."

Key Defensive Moments
The Good - If Victorino doesn't catch Casey Blake's drive to deep center in the 7th, the Phils lead would have been cut to one.
The Bad - The dependable "Cooch" Ruiz seemed a little lax on the curve in the dirt that K'd Rafael Furcal in the 5th inning. A blocked pitch would have ended the inning. Instead, two batters later Manny goes deep and the Dodgers are back in the game.

Awkward Interview Of The Day
Here is a paraphrased portion of the post-game interview with Brett Myers performed by FOX's Chris Myers.

Chris: Today's player of the game, Brett Myers. No relation.
Brett: I don't think so.
Chris: Not yet.

Wait a second, what? Not yet. What does that mean? I was half expecting Myers (Chris) to get down on his knees and propose. At least somebody on the broadcast team is getting excited about the Phillies.

Simers Inaccurate Quote Of The Day
"It isn't just a game here in Angryville, but a violent attitude to determine who is really tougher."

It's not a determination of who is tougher, it's a celebration.

Corey

16 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Simers is a LA pansy. Philly natives would kick his ass my merely gazing his direction without even laying a finger on the priss.

Joe said...

That should be the last time the Phillies throw Manny anything remotely hittable with runners on. He has the ability to turn this series around with a 3 for 4 day. Hitting is contagious. Next time, just roll the ball to home.

ripjgarcia said...

That or intentionally walk him behind his head... Its more dramatic..

Buck and McCarver made that huge deal about him screaming in the dugout... Relating to anything they could think of. His own interview says that he was basically just grunting because he was excited. These guys just can't go more than 60 seconds without putting an exaggerated spin on something.

furiousBall said...

Jobu definitely needs a refill

Soss said...

I love the Cerrano reference. But since you brought the movie up, does anyone think Moyer's gonna start putting snot on his pitches?

dr. steve said...

Myers had a bad pitching outing because of all the time the Phillies spent batting. If Myers didn't get those hits, though, the Phillies get no runs and lose the game.

Myers batting outweighed how much it cooled him off.

GM-Carson said...

I'm more concerned about Myers slightly sprained ankle that he got running the bases, than I am about his pitching. That might get very sore here in the next day with the cross-country flight and all.

SirAlden said...

Magic Number is 6.

If the Phillies go 6-7 in the right order, they Win the World Series. Very Do-Able.

Bloodstripes are you born and bred in OZ? If so, how did you connect to Baseball, and the Phightin' Phils in particular?

Amanda said...

Myers has been unbelievable at the plate. Howard.. not so much.

GO PHILS!

SirAlden said...

I just finished Phillies 2009 Version 1.0 .

It is an Excel Spreadsheet based on Cot's and projected Free Agents, and Arbitration Awards.

I would love to make it a living WSBGM's document. Had to make many guesses and assumptions. As people email me and the off-season progresses I will update it.

Just email me at SirAlden@hotmail.com and the file will be winging it's way right to your email box! Looking forward to everyone's imput.

Thanx

SirAlden said...

It's Color Coded too!

GM-Carson said...

Looking forward to getting the final version in our inbox.

Sunday, time for win #3.

GM-Carson said...

From Larry's Shenk's Phillies Insider:
Kind of a crazy game yesterday. Two out, no one on base and we wind up with four in the second. Another 4-spot in the next inning put us in the driver's seat.

And, we won without hitting a home run in our "bandbox" as the media likes to call Citizens Bank Park. The park got a new description in the Pasadena Star this morning, "quirky." Explanation, Dodgers have hit two balls to the deepest part of the quirky place and have only a 1-run double to show.

Hey, Manny did his thing to make it close with a ball that just landed in the first row of the left field seats. Andre Ethier in his blog after game 1 described Utley's 2-run homer as a pop up. He didn't describe Manny's homer in his blog today.

Can't say enough about the bullpen, especially Mad Dog Madson and "Lights Out" Lidge. They have been simply outstanding. Speaking of outstanding, how about the fan support and noise.

Here's another testimony of the fans' support. Game 1 rating in Philly was 23.9 with a 35 share. In LA, the numbers were 9.4 and 18.

Squonk64 said...

Well, let me tell you. For all the cr@p Phillies Fans get, where else do they have a give-away day where they hand out Little League sized bats to everyone 14 and under? Prior to the game.

Sure, a lot of teams have a "bat day" promotion, but most of them hand out the novelty "mini bats" or, or they give your son or daughter a coupon that they can "redeem" for the real bat when they leave the game.

If Phillies Phans were truely awful people, why arm them with lethal weapons prior to the game? And if our reputation was truly that bad, why isn't there bloodshed at every "bat day?" It's the other cities that resort to coupons and minibats to keep their fans under control?

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