Phillies take loss on Bark at the Park Night in San Francisco…

Last nights game at AT&T Park in San Francisco was scheduled to be a pitchers duel between Lincecum and Blanton, although both pitchers were very good the game itself was not so exciting. It was a game where the Phillies team made Lincecum look like a very ordinary pitcher, the problem for the Phillies is the offence is currently struggling with RISP. The Giants hitters were being held in check by Blanton and Blanton was actually looking like the better pitcher, the 5th inning turned the Giants luck into a run the same thing in the 7th, there were no great plays by anyone, no super hits, in fact even Sandoval tried to bunt his way on. The most exciting part of the game between the 7th and 8th inning, Blanton’s evening was done, he new he should be in place for the win, but the offence was letting him down, with a 1 for 6 with RISP and 8 LOB, he had given up just 7 hits and 2 runs had crossed the plate, almost any other game he would have the lead. I guess his temper got the better of him between inning and he took it out on some things in the dugout…..


…basically that was the game, nothing really stood out.

Other events were probably more interesting to some, it was Bark at the Park night, so there were a lot of dogs in the stands, no I am not talking about any diverse individuals who may or may not live in the San Francisco area…. real dogs… although going by some of the attire of the dogs the owners mentality may have to come into question….


there’s more….


and last but not least, what I’d call a normal dog, shame about the gay bandana round it’s neck….


Hopefully today will be a good game, where all the players on both teams make an effort to be ball players. It’s Hamels against Zito, so it should be a good game, but we thought that yesterday too, so who knows.

8 Comments on “Phillies take loss on Bark at the Park Night in San Francisco…”

  1. thepitchersduel says:

    Too bad for Joe, he’s been pitching so well recently, and again last night, he didn’t deserve to lose. But I guess Tim is Tim and he’s not so easy to beat. I’m looking forward to today’s game though, I like the idea of Hamels/Zito, but I also like the idea of Cole settling down this season, the pressure is off him now, he’s not The Ace anymore, maybe that’ll help him.

  2. Jane Heller says:

    Bark Night? Hilarious pics and captions! Sounds like you’ve had some good pitcher match-ups lately and today will be another. Good luck.

  3. carolmwl says:

    You’re right, Peter. Phillies did make Lincecum look pretty ordinary. It was a heartbreaker for Blanton. I hate that he earned a loss for that magnificent outing.

    Will be interesting to see how having Cliff Lee in the rotation will spur on Cole Hamels. Betcha it does. =) We’ll see today, huh.

    carol How ‘Bout Those Phils?

  4. redstatebluestate says:

    And the kicker? AT&T Ballpark hasn’t seen that much dog crap since Barry Bonds was the “Man”.

  5. says:

    Clothes on dogs is a major no-no in my book. Just ridiculous.

  6. matttan7 says:

    Wow, Joe Blanton looked angry going to the dugout as you pointed out. The Phillies will go face the Rockies next, and that should be interesting. I believe the Rockies are in a wild card chase so the Phils should put a stamp on that one too.

    Matthew T

  7. ibleedpinstripes says:

    That should be considered animal cruelty, especially concerning the gay bandana. I think I feel the worst for that first dog, though…

    Too bad about the Lincecum/Blanton matchup. I would’ve thought that to be a more interesting marquis. Baseball is really a weird sport… Lol.

    – Lisa

  8. mattpeas says:

    i would love to take my dog to bark at the park at PNC Park. she is a fiesty little one though and i’m sure she would bite the heads off all teh dogs there. shes just a cocker spaniel but very rambunctious

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