I finally just got to sit down yesterday and watch the Phillies. It’s basically the first time I’ve been able to do that in about a week, but it felt like forever of course.
I was also happy that the Nicolas Mahut/John Isner epic battle ended before the game started, because I wasn’t trying to miss that either.
Anyways, I sat down at 1:00, Pepsi in hand, ready to watch Big Joe turn it around.
Indians @ Phillies
Fausto Carmona v. Joe Blanton
“Phillies might have to get used to Carmona, I heard the Mets are interested.”
Not sure if this is true, and I’m not sure if the trade will even happen, either way, I was interested to see how we did against him.
“Jimmy getting the day off, better safe than sorry, not to mention, Wilson Valdez just got a knock to load the bases.”
Good timing, seeing as how he got the hit as I was writing the first part of this down. Seriously though, I don’t mind Jimmy being sat once and a while. We need him healthy.
“Just saw Sardinha in AAA, now, his first Phillies start and AB.”
Dane Sardinha, just here to bring some more Hawaiian flavor to the Phils.
“Nice error by the super prospect Carlos Santana, brings in two runs, and then Blanton gets hit by the next pitch thrown. Bases loaded, no outs, once again.”
Santana just flat out didn’t make the catch that would have made it bases loaded, one out. Instead, two runs score. Then, Carmona loses the next pitch and puts Blanton on for free.
“Boy, Shelley Duncan hasn’t changed a bit since his days with the Yankees, stills plays hard, and reckless.”
He took a hard slide into the concrete below the padding on the left field wall in foul territory. The only way to describe Shelley is bull in a china shop, without a doubt.
“And Charlie gets tossed again! Second ejection in three games this series.”
I guess he doesn’t want to see much of his old club. Or, he’s just sick and tired of the umps. Greg Gibson looks like he said something that really put him over the edge. Ah well, hot day, I wouldn’t want to be in that dugout either.
“Hopefully the 5 runs early can help get Joe back to his old self.”
Joe hasn’t been all that good thus far in 2010, but he’s looking better today.
“Branyan really just bunted to beat the shift, Ryan Howard, I hope you were watching.”
Seriously? I give Big Russ credit, most guys don’t go that, and they should.
“Nice to see former Phillie prospect Jason Donald, it’s a shame Lou Marson couldn’t be here too.”
I always liked Lou Marson, I was disappointed to see him go. As for Donald, it’s good he’s getting some big league action.
“That’s what happens when you drop easy pop-ups. Thanks Placido.”
After Polanco drops the ball in foul territory, Jason Donald decides to show the Phillies what they’re missing as he smacks a 2-run bomb.
“Some more runs here for the Phils, and that’ll call it a day for Fausto.”
It felt good to rough him up a little bit here today, although, his defense beat him worse than we did.
“How about Dane Sardinha!”
First major league homer, right here in ol’ Philadelphia. Nice to see.
“All is forgiven Placido. This is a fine game indeed, 12-2 going into the 7th.”
After this, I went searching around for other things to watch. It’s nice to be comfortable enough with a game to look elsewhere.
Well, I get to graduate from High School today, although, I have to miss Roy Halladay face his old club. Giveth and taketh away, how true it is.