Monday’s game against the Huston Astros was a little easier to take then Tuesday, but there were a few moments that made the loss so painful. The run support is becoming far and few again. How is it that the most potent offense in the Majors can have such collective dry spells?
Well it wouldn’t hurt if they weren’t all swinging for the fences. How many fly outs have I seen in the last few nights? A LOT!
The return of Brett Myers. I don’t really care too much about this. As a player I liked what Myers did at times. I won’t forget him closing out the season on the last day in 2007 to win the division, or his famous at-bat against C.C. Sabathia in the 2008 NLDS that lead to Victorino’s grand slam. Other then all that I just remember when he was arrested for punching his wife. He’s a scumbag that is of course having a career year AFTER he leaves Philly. He’s finally using his other pitches instead of trying to blow everybody away.
I had read some stories about what Jayson Werth said helped cause his base running blunder on Monday, then I saw the video. Werth had claimed that Brett Myers stuck his tongue out ala Gene Simmons from KISS. I thought that this was total crap, but then saw the video. As you saw Werth was thrown out while an intentional walk was being thrown. Werth and Myers exchanged some text messages with Brett and thanked him for distracting him. Really funny guys, but Werth has one job out there, and it’s to stay in the game! Sure when I saw the shot of Myers wiggling his tongue it was pretty funny, but there is nothing funny about losing to the stinking Astros.
Charlie Manual gets ejected for arguing a call that he had once argued with the same umpire before, only he was on different sides each time but lost both arguments. Both lead to ejections. This “Establishing a baseline” thing it dumb. If you go out too far you should just be out. It’s just like racing to the bag, if they beat you there, you’re out. Although Howard claims he tagged Michael Bourn, it was really hard to tell. This stupid play lead to the winning run for the Astros. I’m not a total fan of instant replay or anything like that, but I think firming up some of these rules would be great. Victorino said enough by not commenting on this one.
Phils lose to Myers and a bunch of chumps.
Alrighty… I gotta run. Part II later tonight.