Sunday, November 01, 2009

What the $%^@ just happened?

Cole Hamels, The Baby-
It felt like a rerun watching the game last night. Hamels was solid for a few innings, then a call didn't go his way (Teixeira ball 4), the sulking began, and then a crushing hit by the opposition (A-Rod's camera ball). Phils still had the 3-2 lead heading into the top of the 5th, but Cole imploded and the game was lost. Hamels postseason ERA- 7.58, 7 hr allowed, and a .316 average against. Following the game Cole laughed it up with reporters and offered this poorly timed and worded quote...
"I can't wait for it to end. It's been mentally draining. But, you know what, it's one of those things, a year in, you just can't wait for a fresh start."

Ryan Howard, The Wind Maker-
Howard is prone to striking out, he's fanned 878 times in 732 regular season games, but he's taking it to a new level in the World Series with 9 k's in 13 at bats (69%).

Jayson Werth & Chooch Ruiz, The Hope-
These two seem to be the only positional players that can hack it against the Yankees this series. With his 2 shots last night, Werth now has 11 postseason homeruns (9 with the Phillies, a Phillies record). Meanwhile, Chooch continues building his heroic postseason credentials- .300/.411/.478, 14 r, 7 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 3 sb, 16:4 BB:K (29 games).


Charlie Manuel, The Strategist-
Pinch hitting Eric Bruntlett in the 6th, with Ben Francisco on the bench, and then went on to never use Francisco...pure genius. Why pitch Madson in the 9th, was he in to setup the loss?

Scott Eyre, The Truth-
Once again, I recommend reading Eyre's playoff blog. He had this to say following last night's loss...
"We got beat tonight. We didn't make mental errors. They hit the ball. But we're confident going into Game 4."

Big Joe vs. Big CC, The Beef-
Blanton is listed at 250 pounds and Sabathia 290 (per MLB.com), combined weight of 540. That's a lot of beef on the mound tonight. Phils absolutely need to get after CC and have a Blanton pitch well. 2-2, makes it a 3 game series; 3-1 makes it do-or-die.

~Carson

24 comments:

Rich Baxter said...

(fixed spelling error from last attempt!)


Did you see the pan of the camera to Cole in the dugout, he had his head propped up and leaning back like the was going to sleep or something. I've never seen a shot on camera of a player who looked like this in a World Series game.

This was well before he even was hit on the field, I don't know for sure but I think Cole has some serious issues about the game that he needs to get worked out his demeanor dictates what's going to happen on the field most of the time.

We deserved much better than this from Cole Hamels and that is for sure.

BobsBlitz.com said...

Someone needs to explain a 1st pitch curve from a fastball/changeup pitcher to an AL pitcher.

GM-Carson said...

Cole Hamels is infuriating.

GM-Carson said...

Wow, I got banned from BackSheGoes.com for calling Hamels a vagina. Screw Hamels being a vagina, they're a bunch of panty-wastes over there.

Aaron said...

who ever wins tonight will win the series.

That being said......we need a god damn miracle to win tonight.

Aaron said...

Jesus Christ the games over already.

Aaron said...

Utley does a face plant
blanton throws a meat ball to damon
blanton hits a-rod.....again.
raul's throw home bounces off damons helmet letting arod go to 2nd.

Great guys .....great start....way to step up. Remind me again why all the yankee starters are capable of pitching on 3 days rest and none of ours are???

Aaron said...

Rollins sucks

Aaron said...

HOWARD SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE LOOKS SCARED AND CLUELESS.

Aaron said...

Rollins is pissing me off beyond belief.

Aaron said...

NUT UP HOWARD LETS GO YOU PUSSY.

GM-Carson said...

Aaron- Howard came through, and his blazing speed of all things scored that tying run.

Aaron said...

UTLEY WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING....GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOU ASSES!!!!!!!

Aaron said...

a four pitch walk
another stupid freaking play by utley
and ANOTHER YANKEES SEEING EYE RBI.

Aaron said...

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON WITH ALL THESE BLOBERS AND BLEEDERS......UNBELIEVABLE.

Aaron said...

Great ab Ut way to move they runners and redeem yourself for that Double play flip to jesus.

Aaron said...

THEIR DONE..........
I GIVE UP.

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.

Aaron said...

Well there it is ...we saw it coming all year....our undoing.....hamels and Brad Lidge.

why is lidge pitching to arod and why is he going after him with his second best pitch?????

das411 said...

and why the hell is it so quiet there??

das411 said...

that 2-2 slider from Lidge to Damon was definitely strike three though, bullshit call that he fouled it off when replays clearly showed it bounce off of the dirt and not the bat...if the damn umps call that properly none of that shite in the ninth ever happens...

Scottie said...

It still amazes me that the Yanks have no problem sending their guys out there on three days rest, but not a possibility for the Phils. Then again, the lack of clutch hitting and really overall offense, I don't think it matters who is out there. Hope they can win on Monday to at least not force Philly to witness the overpaid Yanks from celebrating there.

Dr. Steve said...

It amazes me that the Phillies hit a huge slump in the World Series of all games. The Yanks shouldn't feel special, the way we're hitting the Pirates would beat us. And they have.

GM-Carson said...

Raul Ibanez and Ryan Howard have been horrible in the World Series. New York has out-hit and out-pitch the Phils, simple as that.

Dr. Steve said...

I really don't think they have out-pitched us. Their starting pitching has been subpar. So many walks, and so many bad innings saved by Phillies swinging at every pitch. The Phillies pitching, in turn, has not given up many runs. No games have been blowouts, and, with a little hitting, everything would end up different (confidence goes a long way.)

I am not happy with, say, Brad Lidge or our bullpen yesterday, but I think the blame goes much more heavily on the total lack of hitting AND extreme disregard for letting a pitcher walk you. I mean, even as far back as game one, when the pither is on the ropes, the Phillies get antsy. They swing at all three pitchers, or even worse, pop up the first one. Especially after a walk or two, when the pitcher clearly has lost control, they swing at nothing. It's pathetic.

It's as if they're fucking nervous. Like it's all their first fucking time.

This offseason, replace Feliz, and heavy on the bullpen additions. If it's possible, I wouldn't mind kicking Ibanez out. In all reality, the guy died off before the all-star break. Whether he really is hurt or not, he's been a total bust. I'd also send Chase back to the doctor and see if he needs any work done.

AND EVERYONE GOES TO TRAINING THROUGH THE OFFSEASON. THAT MEANS YOU COLE. There's no such thing as needing time off. You just need to stay in shape. And, Pedro, your time in Philly is over. Get Happ ready to pitch in the Playoffs, and see when Drabek can be brought up.

Fucking Phillies. Someone teach them how to work a pitcher. Brett Myers knows how.