Game 1 just wrapped up and now we have a bit of time until the beginning of Game 2. To help pass the time while you brood over Miguel Olivo's 5-5 day at the plate and game-winning homerun, here's some thoughts to ponder during intermission.
What's Going On?
Grand Pappy Moyer is going for win #263 coming off that brilliant 2-hit shutout on Saturday. Keep an eye on homeruns in the game, because if Jamie allows 2 that will be an unsightly total of 500 bombs allowed during his career. Jason Hammel, fresh off the DL, goes for the Rox. He had a 9.16 prior to inactivity, so lets hope that trend continues now that he's activated.
Whiny-ass Frenchman Jeff Francoeur had this to say after learning about the Phillies extra 3 home games this season, “That’s just bullshit. That’s really not fair. That’s just not fair. It’s ridiculous. Absolutely crazy.” I understand his complaint, but seriously you're on the Mets, you should be bitching about your state of being, not the Phillies, Blue Jays, MLB, or the price of rice in China.
Problem- Brad Lidge and his ailing elbow went back to Philly to get checked out by Dr. Ciccotti. Prediction- 15 day DL stint that ends up lasting at least 2 months. Solution- drink heavily and call up Scott Mathieson.
Mick Billmeyer with some binoculars and Shane Victorino on the bullpen phone is the evidence the Rockies submitted to MLB as proof of sign stealing. MLB then promptly issued a formal warning to the Phillies. Who gives a shit? Everyone in MLB steals signs, and if they don't they should. Charlie Manuel's response, "Keep crying". Now that's a manager.
Eat- Penne with sausage and red sauce. Drink- homemade black & blueberry bock.