You Can’t See Me ….

– PhilliesOutside –

I guess the rivalry between the BoSox and
Phillies has built somewhat over the last
few years, not to the same extent as between other teams. The stage was set
however for the first game of this weekend series, the opener to inter-league
play for the Phillies, and almost every
major league team.

Cole Hamels on the mound for the Phillies,
although he has pitched well in his last few starts, there is still some
elements in the back of your mind, asking who will show up to pitch tonight. The
fears were dispensed after the first inning hiccup, as he gave up a home run to V-Mart,
who by the way doesn’t look right in a BoSox
uniform, from then on he shut the Red Sox
down through 7 innings allowing just the 1 run on 3 hits and a walk, while he
picked up 8 strike outs.

John Lackey took to the mound for the Red
Sox,
some of the media in Philadelphia
had labeled him as somewhat of a Halladay clone, when he is on his game.
It appeared as though Lackey was on his game and the Phillies
were in trouble through the first 3 innings. Then the bottom of the 4th inning
came and so did Ryan Howard, who started the Phillies
offense with a home run to left field, then it was like the Boston
Red Sox
outfield was playing a game of….

….‘now you see me now you don’t’ or was it WWE‘s
John Cena’s ‘You Can’t See Me’ they lost a fly ball from Jayson
Werth
somewhere in the night sky and lights, from then on it was all Phillies
who as a team ended the day with 5 runs on 9 hits, winning the first game by a
score of 5-1. The big set back for the Phillies was that Jimmy Rollins disappeared
into the dressing rooms half way through the game after feeling a twinge from
his right calf muscle. Rollins has just returned from the DL after the strain to
his calf put him there earlier in the season, Rollins will be day to day at the
moment.

Tonight the Phillies send Kendrick
to the mound, Kendrick has had a number of shaky starts this year, but
his last 3 have been fairly strong, inline with most 5th place rotation guys.
The Red Sox have the right handed Matsuzaka
who has really only had one good outing this year against the Blue
Jays
, he has given up more hits than innings pitched and in 4 games
has served up 19 runs to the opposition.

We all expect our teams to win, but after the was the Phillies
offense failed to produce against both the Pirates and the Cubs,
we must realize you can’t win them all, just be nice to win the more than the
other teams.

 

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8 Comments on “You Can’t See Me ….”

  1. phillies_phollowers says:

    I am SO sad about J-Roll. He must be devestated. Well, I hope Kendrick does not bomb tonight!

    Jenn
    http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

  2. heartruss says:

    Inconsistency in pitchers drives us crazy!!! Never know which it will be…good pitcher or baaaaad pitcher. Hope Rollins gets better soon.
    http://catlovesthedodgers.mlblogs.com

  3. bklyntrolleyblogger says:

    You must have been steamed, getting no-hit into the 8th inning by Dice-K? You didn’t break your TV did you? Or did that happen after you found out Rollins got DL’d again? Sheesh.
    mike
    http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/

  4. devilabrit says:

    Jenn – It’s definitely a shame about J-Roll

    Cat – Pitching will always be the most unknown entity of a game

    Mike – the fact that Fox had every frickin game blacked out to me unless of course I wanted to watch the Mets Yankees game, can’t believe MLB let Fox have EVERY game yesterday..
    So I boycotted Fox and MLB for the evening, didn’t find out till this morning… How does Dice-K no hit a team like that after what he has done this year?

    -peter

  5. redstatebluestate says:

    Dude, y’all almost got no-hit by a WALK MACHINE. To borrow my friend Fred Willard’s ‘catchphrase’: WHA’ HA’PN!?
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

  6. crzblue2 says:

    Peter,
    I am glad it was ex-Dodger Juan Castro who broke the no-no. Last year I saw a classy interview with him in Spanish done by one of our Spanish broadcasters, Pepe Yniguez.
    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

  7. raysfanboy says:

    For the most part, John Lackey has to be one of the biggest free agent disappointments this season. He came to Boston with unrealistic expectations, of course, and he has been just a’right. It seems that Boston is starting to his its stride, just in time for them to take on my Rays. Damn.

    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com/

  8. devilabrit says:

    Jeff – If I didn’t see it, it didn’t happen….

    Emma – I am glad someone did, I think that Juan is developing a good fan base in Philadelphia….

    rfb – I wouldn’t worry to much about the BoSox, I think it was more like the Phillies just didn’t play good ball…

    -peter


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