Phillies Bullpen Donates in Atlanta…Posted: April 21, 2010 Filed under: Dailies | Tags: Braves, bullpen, chain letter, Charitable, kloserhomergiver, Lidge, Madson, phillies, Turner Field 8 Comments
They say charity begins at home, but last night it was a charitable event at Turner
Field, the recipients were the Atlanta Braves and the donators, by
default were the Philadelphia Phillies. I say by default because they
were less than willing participants, it was forced upon them by the baseball
teams equivalent of the chain-letter/email that says if you don’t do this or
this then something bad will happen, when you know doing those things will
result in something bad anyway, yet some still falls prey to the doing.
Last night it was a disease that spread through Phillies
bullpen, nothing could be done, there was no blaming it on Lidge, it was
a case of the……
…..there is no explanation for the collapse of a game, after a
extraordinary 8 innings of work from your starter, the temporary closer comes in
gives up back to back homers to make it a tied game, then in the 10th another
bullpen pitcher comes out to hold the game at a 3-3 tie and gives up a homer….
3 homers lose the game.
I am still sick to my stomach over this one…disgusting. I really wanted to reach through the TV and slap Madson…2 outs and he gives up a walk and 2 homers? OMG…un-freakin’ believable. I think baseball may be bad for my health…lol
Ryan Franklin ain’t no Mo Rivera, but this, Peter, is why the Cardinals are better than the Phils this year. Just sayin’…
Ouch. That one must have hurt. I hate when the starters pitch well and the game is in hand – only to have the pen blow it. Hate it!
Let’s just say some salty language was flying around the air of our house last night. That is just not acceptable! Ugh! Madson sucks as a closer! I’m not too happy about this…
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts
I was talking to one of the Rays “closer-by-committee” guy during Spring Training, and the spot actually closing out a baseball game can be one of the worst stress-related events of the entire game.
Not only do you hold a small white sphere in your hand that sometimes has a life of its own, you compound it all with your own mistakes, and those of some of the feilders behind you on any given day.
All eyes are on you, and it takes a pretty secure individual to not break down inside after seeing a ball travel over 400 feet and either you lose the game, or provide the winning edge via a extra base hit.
I know it is a situation I would not want to have on my mind coming into the ninth inning of a game.
Jenn – It was devastating and I am sure Madson was the target of many reaching into the tv..
Jeff – you must be out of memory, or need an upgrade or something the Cards better than the Phillies… one word ‘Astros’
Jane – It definitely sucks, probably worse for the starter who went 8 innings of shut out ball…
Sue – Yes the air was blue here too… lucky no youngsters in ear shot
RR – there is no doubt in my mind the closers job is the hardest out of the pen, but still they get paid well for it
LOL how did that get through the Tzar?
Bullpens? Failed starters.
Mike – As a Mets fan you must know the pain we felt that night….