Here's a screen grab of the Vanimal's final strikeout last night. It was a curveball that even with only a few inches of horizontal break, got nowhere near the plate. Great effort by Worley (not so much by the offense, again) but he did have an Atlanta Braves mid-90's strike zone to work with. Home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt must have had some place to go.
Charlie Speaks: I know it's not 'cool' to make fun of Charlie Manuel anymore, what with the current state of rampant political correctness and that whole World Series victory thing. But every now and then (basically, every Manuel interview I pay attention to...) I hear something that just makes me chuckle. Sure, it's sophomoric and needless and irrelevant, but I think it's funny. So, here's Charlie Manuel giving us invaluable insight into Roy Halladay after Monday's win.
Transcript: "He doesn't... he always... he always... you, you're always gotta chance to win the game. He's alway, uhh... He always keeps you in a real, uhh, good, close area, you know like, where you have a chance, even, even if you're behind."
Translation: "He doesn't give up many runs so the team always has a chance to win."