Pitching- 9 innings, 4 hits, 2 walks, 6 k's, 1 run, 1 win.
Hitting- 2 hits in 4 at bats, 1 run, 1 double.
5 ip, 3 h, 3 bb, 4 k, 5 r/4 earned, and the loss. Following the game he said he felt fine and it wasn't a stamina thing that wrecked him in the 5th, rather an uncomfortableness while pitching out of the stretch. Message to Pedro- get used to the stretch because you're going to be doing relief with the Phils.
When asked about his friends and ex-teammates Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz's link to the 2003 steroid list- "There's no crying in baseball. We won in 2004. That's it. Are you going to tell me that the other guys, who used it on other teams are now whining? They used it, too. One thing that's really caught my attention is -- why is it all Dominicans? What's going on? Why is it all Dominicans that all of a sudden come out positive? The last one standing might be me. That's a big question to ask. What's going on here? Why is it I'm the only one who might be left standing? All of a sudden, they're going to come up and say: 'Pedro [did it], too.' That's when I'm going to start stripping my clothes off and showing everybody I've never had acne on my back. If I did use it, it didn't help me. They need to give my money back. It didn't work." Yum, backne!
NL East Player Movement:
Phillies- In: Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco. Out: Lou Marson, Jason Donald, Carlos Carrasco, and Jason Knapp.
Braves- In: Adam LaRoche. Out: Casey Kotchman.
Marlins- In: Nick Johnson. Out: some no-name minor leaguer.
Nationals- In: no-name minor leaguers. Out: Joe Beimel and Nick Johnson.