Patience is a Virtue…

– PhilliesOutside –

Monday morning the Phillies had to be feeling good, they took the
weekend series away from the Mets who had come into the Bank as
one of the hottest teams in baseball, demolishing the Phillies in the
opener on Friday night, but the backlash of this from the Phillies saw Halladay
shut out the Mets then the offense took the Mets number 1 Santana
into uncharted territory knocking 8 runs off him in the 4th inning, which would
end up being a 9 run inning, which was all the Phillies would need in the 11-5
win Sunday.

So Monday morning would have had a feel good look about the club house, with
eyes set on the pending 4 game series against the St. Louis Cardinals,
the Redbirds have the best record in the National League, so this
is going to be a tough series, but as always would be a well fought series.

The game gets underway and as expected it’s a tight close fought game to
start, then the umpires have to get involved. They didn’t show any favorites
they just seemed to spoil what would have been a really good game without there interference,
as it happened the Phillies showed lots of patience at the plate against
a very good young Cards pitcher, unfortunately the umpires caused Manuel
to loose his patience and found himself being ejected….

….the home plate umpire definitely had a very bad game causing
players on both sides to question his abilities at calling balls and strikes, in
addition to both managers questioning his abilities at calling plays at first
and third, I just hope the umpires have had their day in the spotlight for this
series and can now let the teams get on with it and battle it out.

Kudos to the Cards for taking game 1 of this series.



10 Comments on “Patience is a Virtue…”

  1. redstatebluestate says:

    “You can’t touch this!” — Jaime Garcia

  2. heartruss says:

    It seems that everyone is having problems with the umpires. What’s going on?

  3. devilabrit says:

    Jeff – He was just lucky they unloaded on Santana the day before… 🙂

    Cat – I think it’s umpire week at the ballparks


  4. crzblue2 says:

    The Mets had an unforgetable series agains the Phillies just like the Dodgers had that…. oh I already forgot about that series in New Yawk.
    Go Pujols! He is in my baseball fantasy team!

    Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World

  5. raysrenegade says:

    Is it just me, or is there more games in the last year or two that seemed to have either turned another direction with regards to MLB Umpires questionable calls or views.
    Not to say that the group is getting a bit overzealous or even more visual in their interpretations, but a good game is usually when you forget they are even on the field anymore.
    But then again, the Foxtrac Strike Zone graphic might be a cause for people to throw more doubt and also negative funks towards the guys in blue. When we did not have visual interpretations of the Strike Zone, or even questionable calls on the corners, we left the game unfold without vocal incident.
    With instant gratification via video and visual aids, we are at a crossroads where the skills and interpretation have met their media counterparts to instanly show defects and faults that used to go unnoticed. It seems that we no longer give the Umpires that “gray area” but are sure to be vocal and proud to admonish their faults instantly.

    Rays Renegade

  6. raysfanboy says:

    The Phils/Mets game the other night was one of th emost entertaining games I’ve seen in a long while. It was awesome. What is up with that taser pic going around the ‘net? Your Phils are having one hell of an entertaining week!

  7. bklyntrolleyblogger says:

    Maybe the umpires need to be tasered!! Johan got tasered.
    A Taser gun? C’mon!

  8. phillies_phollowers says:

    I really wanted to smack that ump. Luckily, they had a better night yesterday :O) Cole was great…finally!


  9. redstatebluestate says:

    I don’t think so, Peter. Garcia is that good, regardless of who he’s facing. And Howard ain’t. 😛

  10. devilabrit says:

    Emma – Fortunately for the Phillies the offense came alive against a good Santana…

    RR – I think your right the tv slo-mo has definitely made us watch the umps closer, but that night was plain to see with out slo-mo….

    RFB – Entertainment at the Bank, Dollar Dog Night, Asthma Awareness, and get Tasered like a Du-Mass

    Mike – Johan was tasered with hits… YEAH!

    Jenn – Cole is Cole, just not as good some nights… I think he’s back though


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