D-Backs Freeze Phil’s Bats….

It was another hot night in Phoenix, with the news of the days trading activities that brought Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco into the Phillies organization, it was an opportunity for the team to show the new arrivals how good they really are with a sweep in Arizona.victorinodive.jpg Unfortunately this was not to happen, Petit who started this game for the D-Backs was 0-5 on the year, but to watch him pitch tonight you would think he had been 5-0, he kept the Phillies hitters off balance and swinging wildly at the plate, the only 2 Philly players that even was remotely succesful off him was Howard and Ibanez, both picking up 2 hits off him.

Victorino, was shut down completely, in a rare shortened game for him. The bottom of the 1st inning with a runner on first Victorino made an unbelieveable diving catch in the outfield, somewhere it appeared a spike got caught, then his glove under victorinopain.jpghis body, regardless he held onto the ball for the 2nd out of the inning, however as he started to come to his feet you could see some pain showing in his expression. As with team mates Werth came over to check him out, but Shane was definately walking with a slight limp as he moved back towards center field. He would leave later in the game and is now listed as day to day.

The very next hitter, Upton, launched a ball to left field just clearing the fench and missing Ibanez’s glove for a 2 run home run. That was all Happ would allow the D-backs for the 6 innings he pitched, Happ may not have
victorino-werth.jpgbeen the winner today, but showed maturity and quality with every pitch after the home run holding the D-Backs to just 1 more hit.

The Phillies bullpen also gave up 2 runs, giving the D-Backs a 4-0 shut out over the reigning World Series champions.

The Phillies head to San Francisco for a 4 game set and to meet up with their new team mates, it was reported yesterday on MLB Network, from other media sources that Lee would wear #34, since Lopez had the #31 shirt, but who knows that could change and Francisco would wear the #10, they also reported that Lee would start Saturday, but as yet that is unconfirmed, as reports say Charlie hasn’t decided yet.

In other news, the AP are reporting that New York is offering free airline tickets to anywhere in the world for homeless people, there are obviously some provisions attached, I am just speculating but could this seriously affect the Mets fan base, or this an attempt by the Yankees to try and strong arm the Mets team out of New York, only time will tell. AP further reports that this practice has been going on since 2007 and some 550 families have been sent somewhere else in the world, because their homeless and New York would rather they weren’t in New York…. Watch out Florida, they may be sending some new Marlins or Rays fans your way…

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5 Comments on “D-Backs Freeze Phil’s Bats….”

  1. Jane Heller says:

    Sorry about Victorino. Hope it’s nothing serious. But hey, you got Cliff Lee. Plenty to smile about!

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  2. ibleedpinstripes says:

    I was not expecting the Cliff Lee trade, at all. That’s definitely lucky for you guys. Victorino is not so lucky; hopefully it’s not serious. Too bad about the D-Backs too. I guess they wanted to give you a taste of your own medicine!

    – Lisa
    http://perennialpinstriper.mlblogs.com/

  3. crazy19canuck says:

    Hope it’s nothing serious with Victorino.
    How nice of New York to send people away. Hospitality you know…**sigh**
    Good luck in San Francisco!
    Ginny
    http://watercooler.mlblogs.com

  4. redstatebluestate says:

    Haha, hope they offer free pre-flight showers too… I’ve been to Mets games and the amount of grease in peoples’ hair there is more alarming than the current Big Papi PED scandal. Whew!
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

  5. raysfanboy says:

    You’ve got me scared b/c I’m looking at the Royals as a team that we need to take 3 of 4 from. I hope they don’t go all “D-Back” on us and give us a run for our money.

    I don’t know how to respond to the NYC story. Typical?
    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com


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