Cliff Lee's outing = awesome. Cliff Lee's homer = awesomer.
Ryan Howard's plate performance = shitty. Ryan Howard's dropped foul ball = shittier.
Seriously, why the hell do these guys wear their sunglasses upside-down on top of their hats when it's a day game with a high sun? And what's up with trying to make the stylish over-the-should catch, when he had time to hustle under the ball and get both hands up.
Yesterday's loss wasn't all Howard's fault, plenty others were at fault. It was a team loss aside from the awesomeness of Lee and the great relief work of Perez and Bastardo. The Phillies need more offense, really, truly, need more offense.
A win today makes everything seem better though because it ends the first "half" on a positive note against the Phils biggest competition.
Brad Lidge is obviously ready to be activated, because he blew a save yesterday for the Lakewood BlueClaws. Blowing saves is Lidge's forte.
Vance Worley tossed 6 scoreless inning for the Iron Pigs yesterday and picked up his 5th minor league win on the season. The kid is good.
Joe Savery might be the next Brooks Kieschnick (hitter/relief pitcher), because he's back to pitching again and doing well. He's currently DHing and in the bullpen for Reading. Batting: .292/.758, 24 R, 31 RBI, 18 XBH. Pitching: 1-0, 6 G, 10 IP, 0:12 BB: K, and only 1 R allowed. Don't forget he's a lefty.