Phillies Offense Wakes Up…

On a night that had been promoted by the media to be the second coming of Pedro Martinez turned out to be the awakening of the Phillies bats. The night at Wrigley Field was broadcast on ESPN, you have to ask yourself, was that just a coincidence that the rotation was switched around to debut Pedro Martinez, or were greater powers at play, the word is, that the Phillies would not change the rotation just to help ESPN get extra ratings, but conspiracy theorists believe otherwise. Personally it didn’t matter, the Pedro Martinez debut was over shadowed by the return of the long awaited Phillies offense.

How did Pedro perform in his return…

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for me the verdict is still out!

It is really hard to compare how one pitcher would have performed over another pitcher on a specific night, since things may have been different for a different pitcher. When you consider he went 5 innings, anyone else out on the mound and Charlie would have pulled in the 5th inning, he loaded the bases with nobody out, the fact that he had a huge lead at the time and his name is Pedro Martinez on his debut in a Phillies uniform was the only reason he stayed in the game to get through the 5th, had the Cubs hit a grand slam I hope Charlie would have pulled him regardless of the circumstances. In the end he finished with a 5.40 ERA, I just cant help thinking had it not been a struggling Cubs, but a red hot hitting team, he would have been crushed and the huge lead the Phillies had would have been worthless, but I will wait for at least a couple more starts before rendering a verdict on his inclusion as the 5th starter.

The night really was all about the Phillies offense, which came to life, you could tell from the begining it was going to be a good night for them, even the defensive plays were considerably better than they have been over the last couple of weeks.

Who was the hero of the night…

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 All of them!!

Yes, some had more hits than others, some had more RBI’s than others etc. etc. but the real fact is they all hit, they were all swinging the bats well, and none of them made any errors. Until Eric Bruntlett came in to give Chase Utley a rest, then he managed to kick a ball into the outfield that should have been a routine double play.

The only other incident, which I am sure will be picked up on highlight reels was that of a fan, with Victorino going back on to the warning track in left center, some stupid, idiotic, Cubs fan, I know I here some of you saying they just have to be a Cubs fan to to be those things, but this one was a little more of those things, he threw, what i can only believe to be perfectly good BEER at Victorino just as he was making a catch…

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1 – Shows him throwing the BEER, (what a waste)

2 – Shows him pleading his denile case

3 – Shows him further denying it, while the wrong guy gets ejected

4 – Shows him bragging to fans around him how he got away with it. (okay, so I helped out a little with the t-shirt lettering)

It wasn’t over, I am guessing they reviewed the footage and decided the guy they ejected wasn’t the one,

because this lonely idiot…

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managed to get everyone around him ejected too…popular guy now I bet…

Today is a day game and Cliff Lee will be taking the mound, lets hope the offense stays alive and gives him similar support. It will be a day where the Phillies fans will be hoping to bounce back from the weekend and complete a sweep of there own.

Here’s something that came to me yesterday while watching this game, no real reason why it came to me just did, so thought I would share for others to ponder it, and if you know the answer great…

Has a hitter in a single game, hit for the cycle, been put on base by a HBP and got on base by a swinging strike that gets away from the catcher, thats 6 at bats, I know, but has anyone ever done that?…

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7 Comments on “Phillies Offense Wakes Up…”

  1. matttan7 says:

    Thanks for giving an insight on Pedro Martinez’s short performance of five innings. He did win the game too. The Wrong fan was kicked out instead of the actual beer thrower? That’s just dumb. Why would some fan decide that it is okay to throw beer at the playing field. Is he trying to start another fan-player brawl like the NBA’s Pacers-Piston brawl?

    Peter, keep up the good work that you do and don’t stop now, you’re getting better.

    Matthew Tang
    http://matt7.mlblogs.com/

  2. Jane Heller says:

    I have no answer to your question – sorry – but I do love the lettering you put on that guy’s T-shirt. Hilarious!

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  3. southernbelle says:

    Peter: I would have to say that the drama queen of the Yanks is…..hm….Arod! (jk)
    Hopefully, all your Phils keep hitting, and hopefully it won’t be raining beer in the outfield! -Virginia
    http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

  4. redstatebluestate says:

    See, Peter, now you believe what I’ve been preachin’ so long? Idiots. Embarrassing. Ugh. Nice CSI work. Kudos to you… and I’d like to personally thank your Phillies for sweeping the sCrUBS. Like Borat sez: “Iz niiiiiiiiiice”.
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

  5. devilabrit says:

    matt7- tough to start a fan player brawl at Wrigley with that basket around the fence top, I am guessing it’s to protect the fans…ha ha ha
    Jane- the question is puzzling, but the t-shirt was a no brainer
    Virginia- A-Rod the Drama Queen, has a nice ring to it.
    Jeff- the sweep, yeah they did it for the benefit of the Cards… hahaha….

  6. crazy19canuck says:

    Peter – He wasted a beer. Toss him for that, and fine him for throwing it AT Shane…He should never be allowed to drink again…that would serve him right!
    Ginny
    http://watercooler.mlblogs.com

  7. diamondgirl55 says:

    Wow, don’t you hate it when stupid fans get involved like that? Lame! And poor guy that was mistakenly taken out, ugh! Plus, what a waste of $100, you know, for the beer at a baseball stadium :] Love the lettering on that idiot’s tshirt though! xoxo http://diamondgirl55.mlblogs.com


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