Thursday, October 01, 2009
Things 2 Root 4 & Roundup
The Philadelphia Phillies just got done wrapping up their 3rd straight National League East division championship. To think, some idiots were in panic mode a couple days ago. With 4 games remaining in the regular season there are some things to straighten out: bullpen, rotation, and bench (the 25-man playoff roster). Those issues can be addressed another day, so lets kick back and enjoy the moment...
Things 2 Root 4:
*Ryan Howard to commit The Howard.
*NL's best record for home field advantage throughout the NL portion of playoffs (Dodgers- 93 wins, Phillies- 92 wins, Cardinals- 90 wins).
*Jayson Werth to score 5 more runs and collect 3 more rbi to reach 100 for each category.
*Jimmy Rollins to get on base safely via walk or hit. He needs 3 more points to get to a .300 on base %.
*Matt Stairs to get a start and hit an upperdeck moonshot.
*Eric Bruntlett to hit for the cycle. C'mon it would be awesome, admit it.
*Brad Lidge to lock down a 1-run lead with a 1-2-3 flawless inning.
Jamie Moyer will turn 47 in November, and he is signed for next year at $8 million. However, he will not be on the postseason roster because he needs surgery to repair 3 torn muscles in his groin and abdomen. Grand Pappy is expected to be back by spring training, but here's to hoping the Phils repeat as World Champs and he retires. Asked if a pitcher his age could expect a full recovery, Dr. Ciccotti said: "This injury does occur at all ages in professional pitchers. And the results are pretty consistent, regardless of age group."
This guy has been getting plenty of publicity...so intense!
Here's your thirsty Thursday...
...consider yourself quenched. Until October 7th that is.