The Fightins'
Aug
23
2010
August 23 Game Recap: Astros 3, Phillies 2
Posted by at 11:29 pm ET 522 Comments

Bad umpiring, bad base running, and questionable decision-making was the story of the night, as Joe Blanton’s solid was wasted in a loss to the Houston Astros, who used an eighth inning rally to best the Phillies, 3-2.

Blanton, whose seven inning, one run, nine strikout performance was his best to date, received very little in run support from the Phils, who scraped together only two runs off Brett Myers, who was every bit Blanton’s equal.

The play (or plays) that made the difference came in the top of the eighth, with the Phils leading, 2-1. With Ryan Madson on the hill and a runner at first with none away, Michael Bourn dropped a bunt down the first base line. Ryan Howard fielded it and dove at Bourn, who was veering to his right to avoid the tag.

Replays would indicate that Howard likely tagged Bourn, who may have been out of the baseline anyway. More on that tomorrow.

One sacrifice bunt and a strikeout later, Ryan Madson faced off against Carlos Lee, who broke his bat on an inside fastball, but blooped one to left field to score two runs, giving the Astros the lead, and eventually, the win.

The Phils had their share of mental gaffes on the night, with the first coming in the bottom of the sixth when Jayson Werth was picked off of second base after the Astros had intentionally walked Ruiz. Werth, who was lazily drifting off the bag, never noticed the catcher casually throwing to the shortstop who was covering the bag.

The next, and perhaps biggest, occurred in the bottom of the ninth. With Carlos Ruiz on first and none away, the Phils elected to stay with Wilson Valdez, who had started the game at third, over a pinch hitter. So Valdez, who was bunting, popped it up right to the first baseman.

In sports, there is always time for being a second guesser, but in this instance, you;d be absolutely right to. With the tying run at first, the odds of getting that run home increase tremendously with Placido Polanco, instead of Wilson Valdez, swinging the bat. Nothing can ever be assumed, but damn it all if the Phillies didn’t goof themselves out of a win.

They’ll look to turn their fortune around on Tuesday, when Cole Hamels (7-10, 3.51) squares off against Bud Norris (6-7, 5.23).

Joe Blanton (ND) allowed one earned run on six hits in seven innings. He struck out nine.

Jimmy Rollins went 2 for 5 with a run.

Chase Utley went 1 for 4 with an RBI.

Carlos Ruiz went 1 for 2 with a homer (6) and an RBI.

Ryan Madson (BS, 4; L, 4-2) allowed two runs on three hits in one inning. He struck out one.

Brett Myers (W, 9-7) allowed two runs on nine hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out nine.

Michael Bourn went 3 for 4 with two runs.

Carlos Lee went 2 for 4 with a double (23) and two RBIs.

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  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Tough loss but still didn’t lose ground to the Braves. Take the next 2 and all is well.

  • Mark

    Joe Blanton’s solid waste?? I think the first sentence may be a bit soon to bring that up.

  • cerrano

    phils kind of concern me with the dearth of consistent offense lately. i know utley and howard need some more time to hone their timing at the plate since coming off the dl, but time is of the essence. the phils can’t count on the braves losing the same night everytime the phils lose.

    and why are the pitching to lee in that situation? come on mackanin!

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    cerrano- Pitching to Lee there was a good move in that Johson batting behind him has been one of the hottest hitters in the league for the past week or so. Plus Madson made a good pitch on Lee it even broke his bat but he got just enough of it to clear the infield.

  • cerrano

    dubee, in the past 10 games, johnson is batting a whopping .205 and dropped his season average 20 points. he’s also only had 1 walk, and only has 2 rbi in that span. hottest hitter is not a phrase i’d use to describe him.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    touche cerrano! I stand corrected and bow in shame at my stupidity for parroting that which I didn’t research.

  • Bozo

    Cerrano- Would you walk Chase Utley to face Ryan Howard if Howard was in a slump? This argument can go both ways. Madson made his pitch and the hitter blooped a single. If Johnson came up and hit a grand slam we’d be questioning why they walked Carlos Lee.

  • cerrano

    bozo, i understand what you’re saying, but i’m not judging it based on the result, i am talking about the thinking that goes into the decision. you know you have a slumping rookie in a big spot coming up after lee, you have a base open, and there are two outs. lee’s not doing much better, but you never want to let yourself get beat by one of the other teams’ best players .

  • Eric

    Yea, a loss like this has to be on the offense. Very few teams have all 3: batting, starting P, and a reliable bullpen. If you have that you are in some real good shape. We have a fantastic lineup and a great rotation. Clearly we have to avoid a bullpen battle more nights than not. Not what we’re built to do. Didn’t see the game but it sounds like Madson made his pitch, but that’s baseball. Get back to scoring about 5 runs a game and there won’t be many issues with the end of the pen.

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    werth zoning out space cadet on 2nd certainly didn’t help…

  • Bozo

    Not that the offense shouldn’t have scored more but Myers was pretty good. Werth getting picked off is the biggest offensive blunder of the game.

  • http://twitter.com/mdschaeff Rex Ryan

    What a fuckin game that was. Madson made a great fuckin pitch to fuckin Lee and he got a fuckin bloop hit. Only bad news tonight is the fuckin Cardinals and fuckin Giants are both gonna fuckin win. We’re up a fuckin game on both those shit teams.

  • Nick

    what the fuck is rex ryan doing here

  • Greenman!

    Probably looking for Blanton, for some fat related reason

  • http://twitter.com/mdschaeff Rex Ryan

    I fuckin go wherever i fuckin want. I know my fuckin team is fuckin screwed without fickin Revis so I’m trying to catch up on this fuckin baseball shit. My fuckin dad was a fuckin Phillies fan and so am i. FUCK

  • Mark Sanchez

    Rex, you piece of shit, quit stealing my tacos y burritos!

  • http://www.inphillywetrust.blogspot.com joe wade (IPWT)

    Bourn was out of the base path!!! God dammit!

  • http://twitter.com/mdschaeff Jayson Werth

    Wait? We lost? Damn, I just woke up, I missed it. I think it’s real cool that Charlie benched Jimmy before for being lazy, but he didn’t bench me. Take that you fuckin haters……… Pass the bong

  • Boo?! Fuck you!

    Tonight’s loss sucked, especially because the Braves lost, but I don’t think you can blame it on that blown call. Bourn was out no question, but it was the 8th inning, who knows what happens in the ^9th. It’s not like we never won a game over a blown call, baseball karma. I’m really not worried, we’re 2.5 games back and there’s still a lot of baseball to play. Granted the Braves are a good team and seem to be playing similar to the Phils of the past, I think the Phils play better when they’re behind… Remember ’07? ’08? ’09? This teams got a better lineup, and are in the hunt after having their B Team play a lot of the games, they’ll be fine. The first 2 weeks of the season showed what they can do offensively and now with the starting lineup finally back they’re ready to show why other teams are scared of them.

    On a side note, I bet Myers is out housing beers with his old friends and probably talking to Mike Sweeney about how awesome it is to be a Phillie.

  • Chutley’s Impressed by Mac’s Speed

    @#9

    Eric,

    That was constructive, concise, logical, measured, reasonable, astute and accurate.

    Knock it off.

    And I just posted the following in the previous comment section, but since no one ever goes back to dead threads and since I addressed a couple of people specifically, I’m reposting. Pompous? Yes. Unnecessary? for sure. Deal with it.

    From the previous thread:

    Look on the bright side, Fightins’ Faithful – Now if we win the division by one game, we won’t have to suffer quietly through endless hours of the talking heads and Hotlanta Hillbillies whining out their vag’s that the fair/foul call in Florida screwed the Bravos.

    Oh, they’ll still WHINE about it, but now we can quickly fire back with, “The Bourne Mediocrity was a mile & a half out of the cotdamn basepath and RyHo STILL fucking tagged his speedy ass anyway. We win. You lose. ‘Twas ever thus. Now go suck a doggy bag full of fat Bobby Cocks.”

    PS – Dubes, you’re the man.

    PPS – Greenman, you too.

    PMS – Amandah… The words “cock,” “dick,” “peen,” & various other terms for the knuckle-splitting male organ appear in this comment thread approximately 647 times and yet there is a conspicuous absense of any offensively-blunt, sexually-perverse comments ending in, “Regards, Amandah.” I’m going to have to reluctantly give you a FAIL.

  • I went to K-Mart and saw Mike Williams and Larry King looking at Powerade

    Not walk an RBI guy to face a STRUGGLING Johnson who only has 3 scattered hits since the 17th. Mackanin could have pinch run Polly instead of Francisco, and Cholly could have gave Madson some rest(fuck that he hasnt allowed a run in 10+ innings). But who am i to argue? Anyways that was a great pitch Madson threw to Lee who was probably waiting for a pitch inside.

  • I went to K-Mart and saw Mike Williams and Larry King looking at Powerade

    Correction- Not walk an RBI guy his whole career.

  • TheAnswer8008

    Bourne knew he got tagged and he toward Howard that but when the ump asked Bourne he said ‘thats between me and ryan’. sneaky little bastard knew he was out the whole time.

  • http://twitter.com/j_tee_r Jdashdog

    Fuck Bourne. He needs to show some respect to the team that trade him to one of the worst clubs in the majors.

  • jake

    how about jayson werth and how great of a baserunner he is? and how he was daydreaming on 2nd. that was great too right?

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    I’m more than a little fed up with the terrible presence on the bases the past month or so. We’ve gotten picked off, stolen bases at stupid times, and been caught sleeping more than any team of professionals should. What happened to Davey Lopes being a genius with runners on base?

  • bigmyc

    Cerrano, the only reason that I can see as to why Mackanin had Madson pitch to Lee was that, “righty on righty” thing.

  • I went to K-Mart and saw Mike Williams and Larry King looking at Powerade

    @Gaze- Davey tells them the right things. But the most important thing about the baserunning is the runner itself.

  • bigmyc

    Can’t blame the Bourn Duplicity for that play. Kudos to him. Blame the jackass wearing the “blues” at first base. That was a Little League level call and that guy actually f’d it up.

    Did anyone hear his on field explanation to Chuck? It was a doozey.

  • Eric

    @ Gaze – totally agree. What good is Davey Lopes if he isn’t going to remind Werth not to get picked off 2nd by the catcher during an IBB? Fire the first base coach RIGHT NOW.

  • http://twitter.com/mdschaeff Rex Ryan

    Don’t blame the fuckin call. Blame the fuckin offense for coming up small. That was bull shit. Blame the fuckin sleep walking on the bases. Human error is part of the fuckin game.

  • http://twitter.com/mdschaeff Now let me be me

    Uh, the first base coach has nothing to do with horrible baserunning and falling asleep out there. That’s up to the player. Davey’s job is to get a read on the pitchers. He did just fine w/ Francisco last night.

  • http://twitter.com/j_tee_r Jdashdog

    @Eric – you’re just joshing right?

  • TonyIsDynamic

    I love how human error has become ‘part of the game’. It’s not ‘human error happens sometime in the game’. No, it’s become a PART of it.

    It’s disturbing how we’ve grown accustom to that phrase.

  • Watrick

    Eric is always sarcastic here, folks.

  • David Herndon’s 92 mph sinker that breaks bats causing bloop hits

    He hates me.

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    When base runners are frequently getting called out on boneheaded plays, you first question the player, and then question the guy whose job it is to manage the basepaths. No one said to fire Lopes. But Jayson Werth has now been picked off 3 times. I think a refresher course on base running from Lopes is in order.

  • Defenestrate Wheels

    Werth needs to switch back to hash so he can think more clearly on the basepath.

  • cerrano

    bigmyc – but Johnson is a righty as well.

    and gaze – if other phils were getting picked off with the same frequency as werth, I think one could look to lopes for blame. i don’t know the numbers on that, but werth is a small sample size to use in assessing lopes output.

    I don think it is fair to overemphasize the bourn call in reasons the team lost. If you look at the approach to tactics within their control, you’ll agree that the approach plays a much larger role in the result.

  • Phan Stuck in nyc

    Werth was picked off 3 times last yr too. You guys have been so damn focused on how allegedly “bad” he is that not one other player on that team gets called on anything they do wrong. And btw, Werth had two hits in that game and has been stranded on base way more times than he’s been caught stealing this season. That didn’t cost us the game. Seriously get off Werth’s ass. He isn’t the problem…

    Just to name a very few things: We don’t have a DH. Chooch can’t seem to throw out any player trying to steal a base. Our “Closer” is ‘On’ one night and ‘Off’ the next. Rollins has made as many fielding errors as he has good plays. Ibanez will get a hit and get out one player on base every other hit. Valdez is still hitting into double plays. Utley grounds out a lot. Howard is striking out a lot again. And to top it all off Uncle Cholly has been thrown out of more games than any manager in MLB this yr.

    AND YET . . . the Phillies are still somehow 2.5 behind 1st place. It’ll all be fine.

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    Werth’s been picked off 3 times, the rest of the team combined has been picked off 4.

    More interestingly, Werth has only 8 SB, and has been caught caught 3 times. Add the 3 pickoffs and that says a lot about where his head is on the bases.

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    @Phan… getting picked off 3 times with 20 steals is a lot different than 3 times with 8 steals.

  • Jon D

    anyone who thinks werth being picked off last night has anything to do with davey lopes is a moron who has clearly never played an inning of baseball. the blame falls on the shoulders of werth for falling asleep out there. and if for some reason you want to blame a coach for it you should blame perlozzo because once a runner reaches second he is the responsibility of the third base coach. the runner on second is responsible for knowing where the second baseman is and the third base coach lets the runner know where the shortstop is so he doesnt have to turn around to look for himself.

    oh and by the way the biggest mistake of the game was valdez not getting that bunt down. mackanin made all the right moves (pinch run with a guy who can swipe a bag if needed, have a good bunter try to move the runner up to second, and let polly, who is by far your best hitter, try to single the run home). unfortunately this time it didnt work out.

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    I haven’t been BLAMING Lopes, but saying that as a man with a reputation for being a base running genius, Lopes needs to smack some sense into some of these guys for their recent base running blunders.

  • Bozo

    You’re an idiot if you keep bringing up “Werth isn’t stealing alot of bags this year”. You know why? He has like 42 doubles and 16 home runs and I don’t know about triples. T-Mac brings it up all the time and I just want to yell at the TV because it’s so moronic.

  • Bozo

    This is sounding like a Philly.com or MLB.com board, are you seriously blaming bad baserunning on Lopes?

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    Who/Where is anyone blaming Lopes or commenting on Werth’s lack of stolen bases? Are you even reading the posts?

  • Franchise

    Lets focus on the greatest giveaway in cbp history tonight, chooch bobblehead

  • Bud

    I hope they release a special ice cream accessory pack later on.

  • Crocks

    Phan stuck in nyc, I know you were trying to defend Werth and that’s cool but some of your criticisms of other players are ridiculous…

    We don’t have a DH.
    - We’re in the NL. Do you mean PH? In which case we have some of that D. Brown, some Sweeny, not bad really.

    Chooch can’t seem to throw out any player trying to steal a base.
    - All he can do is quickly make a good throw which he usually does. Teams stealing on us has more to do with our pitchers then Chooch.

    Rollins has made as many fielding errors as he has good plays.
    - No way. I don’t know what you call a good play but he only has 5 errors.

    Ibanez will get a hit and get out one player on base every other hit.
    - What does this even mean?

    Utley grounds out a lot.
    - What would you rather warning track flyball outs? He’s still finding his rhythm after being out for 6 weeks. Ground outs will soon become base hits and extra base hits.

    Howard is striking out a lot again.
    - Again he’s probably still getting his rhythm back/recognizing pitches. He nearly hit that slider out into the left field flower boxes last night.

    And to top it all off Uncle Cholly has been thrown out of more games than any manager in MLB this yr.
    - This is not really his problem, it’s mostly the effect of shitty umpiring. Anyway he can still manage the game even if he’s not in the dugout.

  • Word is Born

    Fuck, Fuck, Fuck a duck, screw a kangaroo, finger bang an orangatang, an orgey at the zoo

  • Phan Stuck in nyc

    I want a Chooch bobblehead! I hate that I can’t get these giveaways.

    @Gaze – Not the end of the season. He has time to get more HRs & SBs, & let’s hope he does. Here’s hopin’ “The Season” for the Phils goes into the beginning of November. The rest of the team ISN’T stealing either. Victorino & Rollins are the only two who’ve stolen anything. The whole team gets routinely called on the carpet for their lack of SBs this season.

    Werth’s been criticized for damn near everything this yr: doing this; not doing that; too much of this; not enough of that. I’m not defending that lazy base move. He knows it was lazy, & he always takes the blame. But now this ‘Bad-Werth’ stuff is at a point where he can’t win w/the fans or the writers. Lying low or saying nothing is the best tactic. (And btw, doing that has gotten called “bad attitude” – that’s how much he can’t do anything right.) I’ve heard a lot of how he hasn’t stolen this season, particularly lately. TMac and Wheels talk about it.

    Imo, the reason the Phils lost was the poor call by the ump. That guy didn’t want to reverse his call. Flatout, he was embarrassed. Further, the other umps didn’t want to get involved b/c they could see that that ump was so involved in his own crapola that he was going to make it a big issue, so they backed off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabriellejuliet Gabrielle

    It can torrential downpour tonight -as long as I get my bobblehead.

    Yay!

  • Franchise

    Im leaving now for the game so i can sit in the parking lot and wait for my bobblehead

  • Lynniemac

    August 20-something, 2007, Baseball 101-
    Davey Lopes, when asked by a clinic attendee on why there are so many baserunning gaffes, such as head-first slides, lunging for the 1st base bag, pickoffs, etc:

    “Baserunners are stupid.”

    He then went on to explain that no matter how many times you drill it into their heads, sometimes it just doesn’t stick, or they forget, whatever. He’s not doing the running for them, folks.

  • Phan Stuck in nyc

    @ Crocks – I wasn’t “defending Werth” or his lazy base move. But the playground bullying is relentless now & none of the other players get called on anything. Everything is Werth’s fault. He’s turned into the new Dobbs. Who’ll be to blame when Werth is gone?

    We’re in the NL? Gee, gues itt waz uh typo.

    Chooch sure was throwing guys out with some regularity last season. Some of it is within his control.

    Rollins has made a number of errors in the past few games. Being as he didn’t play for 2 months, he’s made these errors very recently. But if he’s untouchable, then I apologize.

    At the risk of sounding pedantic: Ibanez hits a “single”. The Phil on 1st gets tagged out trying to reach 2nd, while Ibanez reaches 1st safely.

    Utley was consistently grounding out BEFORE he went on the DL. He’s STILL grounding out. I don’t mean to criticize a saint but ….

    Howard was striking out in the few games before he injured his ankle. He continued when he came back. Point is, he’s making $19mil and doesn’t get criticized for this. It’s interesting.

    I didn’t realize it’s not Charlie’s problem when he argues too long & gets thrown out. Okay. Hm. Not one thing to say to this. Wow.

  • Crocks

    Other players do get criticized for shit, I just think your particular criticisms are inaccurate.
    By the way, if Ibanez reaches base safely but causes an out somewhere else he is not credited with a single. It’s what’s known as a fielders choice.
    You know I asked this on one of the threads yesterday. Where have all of the knowledgeable fightins readers gone? This is getting ridiculous.

  • Crocks

    Oh and when there’s a shitty game changing call that goes against the Phils, I want Charlie to get thrown out. It draws the attention of higher ups to the umpire who fucked up.

  • bigmyc

    What kind of person is fine with that ump’s decision with Bourn last night? A judgement call is fine until the divot that his spikes kicked up is investigated…at that point, isn’t it obvious. He might have been tagged anyway.

    The point is; human error is part of the game, but it doesn’t make it excuseable. The umps are OBLIGATED to get the call right. It is their job description. This wasn’t a bang bang play. It was a CLEAR violation of the rules, which in turn, got botched by the ump. EVERYBODY knew he was out including Bourn….with the slightly notable exception of the UMPIRE!

    bite me.

  • Greenman!

    We need to fire lopes, trade Werth and Hamels, get Cliff Lee back and get that umpire fired too

  • Leon Black

    @Crocks…thanks for getting in Phaninnyc’s a$$! Deep down I really think whoever it is, is a Yanks fan. Seriously.

  • bigmyc

    Greenman, why do you have to post so much?

    Less is more, son.

  • Greenman!

    I’ve posted twice, now three times in this thread. You’ve already posted 4 times…

  • FanSince09

    Well, we better hope the Braves lose their second in the row tonight, because we’ll get another Coal Hammels loss tonight.

  • bigmyc

    Hmmm…well, if you actually went back and counted, you’ll save me the trouble. I’ll take your word for it. But that’s for this thread only.

    I guess it just seems like you’re always posting exclamatory type posts. Also, I didn’t like that you included the firing of the ump in your sarcastic call out of the Hamels, Lee, Lopes and Werth bashers since I had just posted what I thought was a pretty real editorial on how fucked Gibson’s call and subsequent attitude was.

    That’s all.

  • Bozo

    I just watched the A-Team movie and Face had a Phillies shirt on. Represent! He’s from Philadelphia according to IMDB.

  • Bozo

    Bradley Cooper is the actors name, by the way

  • Greenman!

    I’m slowly losing my mind so I rarely have anything insightful to post

  • Bozo

    You can post titties

  • Eric

    bigmyc has been spewing venom on various Philly sites for the better part of a week now. Fuck that idiot.

  • Eric

    I am the meanest. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Greenman!

    /hides from Eric

  • JohanSantana

    I’m climbin in your window, snatchin’ your people up.

    Hide yo kids, hide yo wife.

  • http://www.goingpigeon.blogspot.com Don Pigeon

    Where do I start on this game!

    Brett Myers: Now he discoverse Ritalin?

    Scott Barry: KO’s Tom Hallion to become undisputed WORST HOME PLATE UMPIRE IN BASEBALL!

    Jayson Werth: Head and beard should be shaven as punishment!

    Greg Gibson: If Barack Obama legistlated that 3-feet is now 72 inches instead of the 36 inches I grew up with, I must have been asleep!

    Darren Daulton: Only two human beings, you and Gibson, thought Bourn was within 3 feet of his ‘established baseline’.

    I stand corrected: ONE HUMAN BEING

    Darren: The mother ship is here to take you home!

  • Crocks

    Wait wait, CB Buckner’s gotta be the worst umpire (home plate or anywhere)

  • stickaforkin’em

    74 +1

    I don’t know what planet or dimension Darren was traveling thru last night, but Bourne was +3 feet from his “established” baseline.

    Greg Gibson was involved in the same call with Shane. I think Gibson is a big ego type of umpire who thinks umpires aren’t given their props. He was still pissed at Cholly for the argument over Shane being called out and thought this was his chance to tweak Cholly again!

  • Lynniemac

    Joe West would like a word with you, Crocks.

  • stickaforkin’em

    West is another one of the egomaniac umpires along with Buckner and Gibson. I’m sure the list could go on. It’s about getting the call correct, not your ego. I’m fine with not showing the umpires up and doing replays on fanavision until the crowd storms the field. I’m think that MLB is involved in the expanded use of instant replay in the Little League World Series this year. I saw it used on a play at the plate today…it was a bang, bang play that could have been called either way. The umpire started to signal safe, then called runner out. Call upheld by the replay. It took about a minute. Expanded replay is going to come to MLB…

  • Greenman!

    cowboy Joe West is a fucktard. He has his own country music band too. Can’t stand him.

  • Crocks

    http://www.crossingbroad.com/2010/08/jayson-werth-got-picked-off-because-brett-myers-stuck-his-tongue-out-at-him.html

    The video here is kinda poor quality. They just showed it on CSN and you can see Brett wiggling his tongue like he’s stimulating Amanduh’s vajayjay…

  • bigmyc

    Why, Eric. that’s very gracious of you to willingly share a little piece of the idiot title that you so obviously dominate.

    That’s OK, though. thanks anyway, guy. I just won’t do that mantle justice. It won’t look nearly as proper on me as you. There’s only one King Idiot here and that fella is you.

  • bigmyc

    and Eric, I’m sure Greenman won’t let you doggiewash his ballbag if you rush to his defense. Somehow, I don’t think he swings your way.

  • Crocks

    I honestly can’t believe Eric still posts here. I imagine the backlash he gets from being an asshole in other places is just that much worse than what he gets here.

  • Greenman!

    There are like 3 or 4 Erics that post here I think, but pretending to be the same one

  • MiltThompson

    Man. I thought I did nothing BEFORE I was fired. Feelin’ a little lonely today. I wonder what movie the guys are watching instead of taking BP?

  • Boo?! Fuck you!

    #80 That shit is funny

  • Joe Blanton

    You can’t see me when I hide behind this pole!!

  • JAL88
  • Jesus Hitler Christ

    Well, I’m glad Utley and Howard are back.

  • Eric

    Why would I stop posting here? Because people call me a douchebag? It’s so hurtful! Juvenile insults don’t really do much for me. The more energy you guys focus on hating me is taken away from you hating the Phillies. The strategy is working entirely too well!

    Bigmyc, you try to hide the fact that you’re a huge dickhead by merely deflecting the same criticism on me. I am man enough to admit I’m a jerkoff, it’s a role I relish. You act like your shit don’t stink. Shut the fuck up you pretentious dickhead. If you want to talk shit, admit it and move on like a man. To just deflect criticism on others is unimpressive at best.

    Anyway, why do they keep showing the Bourn(e?) play from last night? Is it really any more controversial than any other judgment play in baseball? I’m not any more certain that it was decided wrong. Ok MAYBE it was missed, but my god let it go.

  • Crocks

    Yes because people don’t care what douchebags have to say. Your thoughts are easily dismissed because they ooze of douchebaggery. You might as well write the shit you write here on your bedroom wall.

  • Eric

    Yet every comment thread turns into a discussion about me. Your logic fails miserably. Try again, idiot.

  • FanSince09

    And Hammels fucks it up again. Some “2nd ace”

  • http://www.firerubenamaro.net Phylan

    So, Cole can has run support?

    No.

  • FanSinceTwoMinutesAgo

    OMG! Hamels, say it with me know H – A – M – E – L – S, Hamels…gave up a home run. Oh yeah, he’s a sucktard. You’re an ass, ’09.

  • Boo?! Fuck you!

    Sarcasm. S-A-R-C-A-S-M

  • FanSince09

    He knows that the team is scuffling to get runs, so he should be better with his pitches and not throw that softball to Lee, since he can’t afford to give up runs.

  • Mich

    Just wait until the entire lineup is back in place. Oh wait……..

  • Werth’s Soul Patch

    Uh-oh. I struck out looking..again… seems like a trend that when I do that, we don’t score much. Hmmm, does that mean i should at least swing at strike three?

  • FanSinceTwoMinutesAgo

    If he gives up 3 or less ERs per start, the Phils should win. The offense on this team needs to wake the fuck up.

  • Mich

    LA pretty much summed up the offense in one word: PITIFUL

  • TonyIsDynamic

    This is Ryan Howard’s fault.

    We were what, 10-3 without him? Fucking bullnose…

  • Milt Thompson

    Hi guys!

  • Mich

    Wow, largest crowd of the season! Gotta be the Chooch bobblehead.

    HA..LA just responded with, “And the Phils treat them with 2 hits”. Priceless!

  • KruksLeftNut

    Once again, Cole goes out and rims the plate like a West Village whore for six innings and the rest of the team gets limp watchin.

  • FanSinceTwoMinutesAgo

    it is Howard’s fault…the Slump happened shortly after his contract was announced.

  • CTM

    LA has every right to be pissed. These games are always insanely frustrating because you KNOW they can school this guy, but make him look like the second coming of Cy Young out there. And if they don’t like it, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

  • MiltThompson

    It’s Solo Shot time.

  • Bastardo’s Changeup

    See, this is what I was talking about, with Hamels not inspiring the guys behind him to hit. When Kendrick puts the ball in play, it shows that he trusts his defense to make the play and this is reflected in their hitting. The guys like it and it’s one of the reasons he gets so much run support. Hamels strikes too many opposing players out, and the guys playing defense behind him get offended and sulk.

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    it really is fckdup how the team just can’t get their shit together when hamels is pitching. this is not a good omen for the fall

  • CTM

    They just look so…dead out there. And you know the crowd wants to get into it but the Phillies just give them no reason to.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    @ Bastardo’s Changeup. I’m really in all seriousness hoping that you are joking. I’m ashamed that I even have to question this, but there have been some people on the board of late that would say that and mean it.

  • stickaforkin’em

    @CTM…LA isn’t the only one with a right to be pissed. I’m fucking pissed off, too! This offense was meant to score 4 or 5 runs a game, not this crap we’ve been suffering through for months. Every pitcher having an off-season looks forward to the chance to pitch to the Phils and lower their ERA!

  • stickaforkin’em

    RRRRRRRAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    I can’t believe they scored for Hamels….

  • CTM

    NOOOOOO NOT THE ORGAN MUSIC

  • Boobs

    wait, I thought it was illegal to hit the ball the other way

  • stickaforkin’em

    nice camera on that rack!

  • Ryan

    No one else I’d want to have up there right now. Let’s go Chooch!

  • stickaforkin’em

    come on, chooch…bring raul home.

  • CTM

    Hey, I’ll take at least one run with the way this game’s going.

  • Bewbs

    you know its bad when you have to celebrate a single run. lets set off the fuckin fireworks

  • Bastardo’s Changeup

    PhillyPhan,
    Well, if I admitted to parody-trolling, it would ruin it. So you’ll just have to sit there and wonder whether I really bemoaned the fact that Hamels strikes too many people out.

    Alternatively, I could just blame Hamels struggles on the fact that with his whimpy, girlish voice, he angered Base Ba’al, who therefore directs the BIP of his teammates into the gloves of opposing players and nudges his opponent’s long fly balls over the fence, but really, I’d prefer to blame his high strikeout totals. If only he were more like Kyle Kendrick…

  • TonyIsDynamic

    With our luck, we could have been a half game out by the end of tonight had we not shit the bed.

  • stickaforkin’em

    While T-Mac annoys me, he just observed that Cole gets like 3.2 run support…among the lowest in the league…

  • TonyIsDynamic

    Nice waste of Dom Brown.

  • CTM

    Yep, I’m sure Brown could’ve done just as well as Francisco did there.

  • Ryan

    Tony, just thought the same thing. Dom eventually needs to hit lefties. It’s not like Francisco is ’08 Dobbs or anything

  • Ryan

    Jimmy needs to get to 2nd here. Anyone know how good Byrdak is at holding runners?

  • stickaforkin’em

    alright, we need to pick-up some runs here

  • CTM

    Aaaaaand…fail.

  • stickaforkin’em

    what a waste

  • New York Yankees offense

    Oh hai thur Philly!

  • CTM

    Well at least their fielding is pretty good…

  • stickaforkin’em

    that was an AWESOME double play!

  • BadMotherFutley

    2/12, 0 XBH, and 5 Ks. Sure glad they rushed Howard back from his injury.

  • Adamr14

    Whew when I saw Raul chugging towards third I was just on the edge of my couch hoping that he would be … SAFE AND SECURE

  • CTM

    Dude needs to go back to Dorney Park.

    PLEEEEEEASE get Raul home.

  • stickaforkin’em

    that leaves chooch to lead off the 9th with a homer to tie it up…that’s the plan marketing came up with….

  • TonyIsDynamic

    Relax guys, it’s only the end of August!

  • Greenman!

    blaaaaaaaaaaaaaarg

  • stickaforkin’em

    that’s what’s making me nervous, tony. when the fuck are we going to make our run?

  • BadMotherFutley

    @142

    Don’t worry, as soon as they get their whole lineup back together…

    Oh, right.

  • Greenman!

    calm the fuck down already, 1. we are still leading the wild card or at least tied 2. we have two series with the Braves left so quit yer guff

  • I went to K-Mart and saw Mike Williams and John Lennon looking at Pampers

    Fargle Bargle!

  • stickaforkin’em

    JIMMY!!!!!!

  • Greenman!

    are we sure its not J Roll bobble head night?

  • J Happ’s Strap

    J-Roll!!!

  • CTM

    Because someone has to say it…

    FUCK YEAH, JIMMY.

    Oh, and because it’s a similar scenario…HEEEE’S BAAAACK

  • stickaforkin’em

    Young James comes thru

  • Bastardo’s Changeup

    Holy shit! Man, whatever his faults, Rollins can do shit for this team.

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    well jiminy christmas

  • Alexander Hamilton

    Jimmy Rollins, what is he…a do gooder?

  • J Happ’s Strap

    I hate Lidge in tie games

  • Greenman!

    get the fuck out of here Hamilton, no one wants you at the ballpark eating our cheese steaks

  • KruksLeftNut

    Pirates just won 4-3, Meeks left bases full of Cards.

    So, in my mind its time for Howard to step up.

  • stickaforkin’em

    when did the strike zone turn into a cocktail napkin?

  • mich

    And once again, Jimmy strikes with 2 outs in the 9th. Thanks, J-Roll, you da man!!

    Now if someone can please fucking tell Howard, Polanco and Victorino they can start hitting, that’d be greeeeeeaaaaaaaaattttt!!

  • stickaforkin’em

    make-up call

  • J Happ’s Strap

    I love Lidge in tie games

  • rags to riches

    think with your dipsitck, jimmy

  • rags to riches

    and dont look now but lidge is pretty sharp out there!

  • rags to riches

    and the bases are loaded for the rocks!!! lets go rockies!!

  • J Happ’s Strap

    I hope he’s A Bad pitcher

  • Greenman!

    who the fuck is this guy

  • rags to riches

    hope he has a bad time

  • rags to riches

    and howard gets the golden sombraro!!

  • Golden Sombrero Company

    Mr. Howard, your hat is ready.

  • CTM

    Wear that sombrero with pride, Ryan.

  • John Matrix

    No matter what the fucking hitting coach Howard swings at the same fucking pitch!!!!! You can’t hit the low outside pitch you retard

  • KruksLeftNut

    Barajas just hit a three run go ahead HR in his first game for the Dodgers. Did he ever once do that in Philly? Idts.

  • stickaforkin’em

    OK…plan C…Chooch with a walk-off in the 11th.

  • spacecoyote

    Rally caps? Now?

  • Greenman!

    I have faith uts and howard will get their swings back soon, brew crew is pretty shitty s maybe then but then again the shitty teams like to spoil us

  • Ryan Howard

    I never saw a pitch I didn’t like.

  • John

    Pence is going yard this inning, gut feeling.

  • John Matrix

    They play down to shitty teams. I E pirates, Nats,

  • TonyIsDynamic

    John, you were fucking CLOSE.

  • John Matrix

    Did whhels just say somthing about a reach around?

  • John Matrix

    Expose the weekness of the phils. Any reliever besides durbin, madson, or lidge

  • stickaforkin’em

    GDIP now please

  • stickaforkin’em

    *GIDP

  • Phils Phan

    Great Green Mile character: check. Great pitcher: ______.

  • John

    Not looking good.

  • Greenman!

    lolstros

  • J Happ’s Strap

    YEAH!!!

  • stickaforkin’em

    you’re welcome

  • John

    Nice. Lets get 1.

  • J Happ’s Strap

    Time for Chooch to win the game.

  • Phils Phan

    Whew.

  • John Matrix

    You were luck Vaughn. Cerrano saved you’re sorry ass!

    Now sub Contreras for Vaughn, and utley for Cerrano

  • CTM

    Well that was more of a FIDP.

  • spacecoyote

    Hey, everyone, what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

  • John

    three pitches, awful.

  • Mark

    Hey Matrix,

    “Major League” is on VS. right now and im in college in NY and can’t watch the phillies. Mrs. Roger Dorn is a foxxxx.

    COME ON CHOOOOCH

  • stickaforkin’em

    Exxon crashese, again!

  • J Happ’s Strap

    Crappola

  • John Matrix

    Fuck!

  • Alexander Hamilton

    Greenman!, what is he…an Aaron Burr?

  • Alexander Hamilton

    Hey just wondering. Anybody seen that Betsy Ross around lately? She had some great tits.

  • Elmer Fudd

    Wascally Wandy Rodriguez.

  • Ben Franklin

    Andy,

    Remember that time we double-teamed the wench? And the tarred and feathered her for being a whore? Good times, good times.

  • John Matrix

    Aaron burr… Hang on let me get some milk. MILK!!!!!

  • stickaforkin’em

    Maybe Young James will hit another to end this BS

  • Greenman!

    you shouldnt have been eating that peanut butter sandwich

  • J Happ’s Strap

    Awesome pitching by the Phils. When do we get to bat?

  • John Matrix

    What the fuck is up with Tom Bradys haircut?

  • John Matrix

    Greenman- that got milk commercial has to 15 years old right

  • Ben Franklin

    Over/under on Howard making contact?

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    ok plan H for howard: don’t swing at low balls this isn’t fuckin golf.

  • stickaforkin’em

    is another sombrero waiting?

  • CTM

    Well at least he didn’t strike out…FUCK

  • J Happ’s Strap

    Crappola, again

  • Phils Phan

    Man, watching the Phillies sputter against these nobodies is so frustrating.

  • John Matrix

    Herndon or Baez, either way this ones over

  • J Happ’s Strap

    And now Baez. Shit.

  • Greenman!

    maybe we can make it 20 innings

  • Mark

    This game was suppose to be over 1/2 hour into “Major League”, and now the movie’s over and I’m still watching vs.

  • Phils Phan

    Couldn’t Schneider pitch?

  • Mark

    How much you want to bet it’s taking so long to end because we need to find out the result of the Braves-Rahees game, so we can copy Atlanta for the 46th straight day?

  • Phils Phan

    Wheels:

    Quit swooning over Pence.

  • BadMotherFutley

    Phils are 1-24 with a single and 2 BB with less than 2 outs tonight. The only time they had a RISP with less than 2 outs, Rollins was caught stealing 3rd. That was the closest they’ve come to forcing any Houston pitcher to work out of a jam.

  • Bastardo’s Changeup

    Too bad they wasted Domonic Brown, they might need him to pitch.

  • Greenman!

    wtf Baez? where was that shit the rest of the year?

  • CTM

    …Did, did I just see that?

  • J Happ’s Strap

    This is some game.

  • Mark

    Rahees up 5-2. could be bigger soon. looks like a L for the Phils tonight

  • JaysonWerth’sTravelingMind

    Fuck this game is going on forever, hey that fart felt a little wet.

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    done and done. now lets get a stinkin run FFS

  • Phils Phan

    Werth looks like David Wright now. Standing back and lunging at shit.

  • Brandon

    Over/under 16 innings tonight?

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    broad side of a barn comes to mind with that out for werth

  • Phils Phan

    Shoot ‘im.

  • Phils Phan

    Ibanez swings at ball 4. Jesus.

  • John Matrix

    Not werth 16 mil a year

  • Greenman!

    “polish sausage, polish sausage”

  • Phils Phan

    Booing?

    About fucking time.

  • Hurricane Ditka

    I conquer all.

  • stickaforkin’em

    third times the charm for plan C….Chooch!

  • Brown’s Knuckleball

    I’m ready, man, I’m ready…

  • Phils Phan

    Nothing goes better with Phillies baseball than a strike out.

  • ShaneVictorino

    Fucking Frontrunners

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    well vic is certainly earning his paycheck for this evening….0-4. nice.

    lets go chooch. don’t let me down

  • Greenman!

    I just pooped myself

  • John Matrix

    The phils think it’s may or June again. Fuck this game I’m going to sleep

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    So, who’s going to end this for us? I’m thinking maybe Rollins or Utley….

  • Greenman!

    lol KK in the pen, maybe Oswalt pitches thursday?

  • Phils Phan

    246,

    Herndon.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    @ Phils Phan….I’d like that. I seriously think this could be the first game I’ve seen since the All Star game where a team ran out of players…Maybe Bud can call this one ….

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    wonder what ricky b has to say about this game

  • Greenman!

    aw I wanted to see Happ batt

  • phillygirl

    wow bullpen

  • Adamr14

    Someone needs a leadoff double… safe and secure with new york life, of course

  • JaysonWerth’sTravelingMind

    Yeah Baby! Double Play!Come on guys let’s… OOO a butterfly! How cool!

  • Brandon

    Ricky B gave up on watching and is now trying to grope Fadool

  • Phils Phan

    Well that was useful.

  • Hunter Pence’s mind

    Penis

  • Ryan Madson Is Terrible

    gahfuckanddammit

  • Joe Blanton’s mind

    I wonder if Howard’s golden sombraro is edible….

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    this is the game that never ends…..it goes on and on my friends…..

  • Mark

    I like Adamr. Cue that jaunty organ.

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    this is starting to remind me of a twilight zone episode or something.

  • phillygirl

    haha @ #257

  • Wheels

    Dear Hunter,

    You are very athletic. And a wirey hitter. I would very much like for you to join me in the hot tub in my apartment. We can discuss pop ups. My pop up.

    Love,
    Chris

  • Pat Burrell

    I would have intentionally misplayed a flyball by now.

    There’s too many Jew broads to bang in Old City, and too little time between games.

  • Greenman!

    Oh man anyone else see that chick with the huge knockers to the left of home plate? damn

  • Ryan Madson Is Terrible

    ohgawd

  • CTM

    Time for Ryan to disappoint again.

  • Ryan Madson Is Terrible

    Platinum sombrero coming up, fellas?

  • Phils Phan

    Howard swings at pure shit.

  • CTM

    God fucking damnit, can you NOT swing at something you moron?

  • phillygirl

    come on ryan

  • Phils Phan

    May as well steal home. Either that or Howard whiffs.

  • J Happ’s Strap

    He didn’t swing

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    This is hilarious….

  • Sophie

    Man, Ryan’s sorta turning me on…

  • Platinum Sombrero Company

    Mr. Howard, the third base umpire has your new hat.

  • J Happ’s Strap

    That ump’s an asshat

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    YEAH LA!!!!!! YOU TELL EM!!!!!

  • CTM

    OK, at this point it’s going to be a fucking act of God if they win this game.

  • phillygirl

    omg howard did NOT go around

  • Phils Phan

    Fucking egotistical umpire.

  • CTM

    Someone HAS to tell me what LA said.

  • Ryan Madson Is Terrible

    Wow, I can’t wait until the crowning ceremony. Let’s hear it for the latest recipient of the platinum sombrero, everybody.

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    fuck you ryan. gah 0-7….fn pathetic.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    So who comes in to play first?

  • Phils Phan

    What did LA say?

  • Brandon

    Jesus Christ monkey balls

  • Greenman!

    Giant black man versus little white guy, man I wish I would got over there faster

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    LA just went absolutely bonkers.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    Ryan should have ripped that damn ump’s head off.

  • Phils Phever

    wow…to call him out…out of spite. youre not bigger than the game ump…fuck off

  • Ryan Howard

    Get me to the plate boys, I’m going for the single-game record.

  • MrBryan

    LA said they need to review the tape and get rid of this ump. He was really pissed.

  • Phils Phan

    Fucking Oswalt. I love it.

  • John Matrix

    Again no consequenses for shitty ump calls

  • MrBryan

    LA – Get rid of the whole crew, they are terrible

  • Brandon

    Oswalt’s winning this game in the 17th

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    He was saying that the umps had better not touch Howard and when they did he just started ranting about they need to get rid of them all. THE WHOLE BUNCH!!!!

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Stayed tuned for Mikey Miss. postgame should be interesting.

  • phillygirl

    worst umps ever

  • MrBryan

    Cant wait to see that ump when he’s on home plate tomorrow or Thurs

  • MrBryan

    Oswalt, ahahahhaha!

  • J Happ’s Strap

    He’s the greatest leftfielder ever

  • Phils Phan

    !!!!!!!

  • phillygirl

    yeah OSWALT

  • CTM

    Oh, and Howard was dropping F bombs like a sailor. “DON’T YOU FUCKING TALK TO ME”

  • Brandon

    “those pitchers shag all the time”

  • Bastardo’s Changeup

    What the hell? Although props to Roy for making the out.

  • Adamr14

    This is why we got Roy Oswalt!!

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    This is awesome! MLB Network is pretty much staying on this game right now.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    Tony LaRussa would love this lineup now

  • nate

    pretty sure ryan howard would have ripped that dudes face apart. i bet he changed his pants between innings.

  • MrBryan

    LA is still pissed “I cant remember the last time I was this mad”

  • Phils Phan

    FUCK YEAH!

  • J Happ’s Strap

    RAAAUUULLL!!! and Roy.

  • Phils Phan

    I love LA. He’s as matter-of-fact as they come.

  • Greenman!

    haha even though I’m pissed we haven’t won yet there is a certain hilarity to all of this that has my laughing

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    I’m torn between sitting on my ass and watching the MLB network coverage or go out to my car and listen to LA rant about the ump. What should I do gang?

  • zach

    Although they’re frustrating sometime this is why i love this fucking team

  • Milt Thompson

    Swing for the fences, boys.

  • phillygirl

    I love LA. Please post radio tomorrow please!

  • MrBryan

    I hope Ryan is waiting in the umps locker room after the game.

  • Katherine

    <3

  • stinkbug

    ross gload got ejected too???

  • Bastardo’s Changeup

    This is the game that never ends,
    yes it goes on and on my friends,
    Some people, started playing it,
    not knowing what it was,
    But now they can’t stop playing,
    they’ll go forever just because
    This is the game that never ends…

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Stay where you are PfsiDC

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    I think baseball is better on the radio or in person….IMO Philly fan stuck in DC

  • cajuncc

    Ross Gload was ejected too??

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    The worst part about all this is that everyone that comes up now is swinging for the fences…

  • Bozo

    This game is insane. Raul just missed that.

  • GMart

    TBM.

  • Phils Phan

    Come on, man.

  • cajuncc

    TBM.

  • Phils Phan

    Come on, Herndon. Channel your inner Mitchypoo.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    PPIC – agreed. Radio is better.

  • Bozo

    What’s TBM mean?

  • nate

    Swing away, Merrill.

  • Adamr14

    Yeah, Ross Gload was ejected… as was Jamie Moyer, Greg Dobbs, Juan Castro, Cody Ransom, Tomas Perez and Freddie Mitchell

  • Katherine

    rofl nate

  • Ryan Madson Is Terrible

    Thanks for the tip, DC. Just turned on MLB.

  • MrBryan

    hnnnnnnggg, want to go to bed, can’t stop watching

  • J Happ’s Strap

    I can’t turn this game off.

  • Phils Phan

    Adam414:

    +2.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    #339 ftw

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    Yeah I need to wake up for work early tomorrow – I have a feeling I’m only getting a couple hours of sleep tonight.

  • Greenman!

    David knows he’s supposed to swing right?

  • Bewbs

    Ugh, this game is a fuckin Disaster

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    This thread is going to die soon….Sadly…I say we all move to the previous thread…

  • Jesus Hitler Christ

    This is an abortion of baseball

  • phillygirl

    This is all J-Roll’s fault

  • Bastardo’s Changeup

    Cliff Lee would’ve pinch hit for Herndon. And hit it out of the park…

  • nate

    Astros should just lose this game on purpose. Don’t you always let the Varsity team beat the JV team?

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    So #339 – are you saying that Tommy Greene is still available in the bullpen? Are the announcers aware of this oversight?

  • Phils Phan

    As an aside, I miss, miss, miss the line which would conclude this game.

    Harry Kalas: …. Good morning, everyone.

  • spacecoyote

    Even for a reliever with one career AB, that was bad.

  • nate

    @phillygirl – you are completely correct

  • J Happ’s Strap

    I have to lie on the couch and watch the rest of this with one eye.

  • Phils Phan

    A bullshit hit like that will be doom. It always is.

  • Brandon

    I wanna see a brawl. Thats the only thing missing now

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    I wonder if that new leftfielder has any kind of arm?

  • Adamr14

    354

    Nah, but i think Omar Daal and Robert Person are so we should be good

  • Greenman!

    I blame Cole Hamels

  • Gene Schall

    I’m in my car on my way to the park. Keep the two spot warm for me.

  • http://www.inphillywetrust.blogspot.com joe wade (IPWT)

    woah 16 stolen bases?!? move over, ricky henderson.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    @ Brandon – Yeah, we could then put Hamels at First, Halladay in Center and Blanton in Right because we’d have to bring werth in to catch

  • Bruceski1260

    Heathcliffe Slocomb is due to bat second in the bottom of the 16th.

  • Bozo

    That was strike 3

  • Phils Phan

    Inconsistent strike zone.

  • GMart

    I wish Sarge would come back on the air again.

  • Greenman!

    Sarge is sleeping a pool of fried meat right now

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    I think Person wouldn’t be that bad…didn’t he have the most grand slams of any pitcher….

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    Out in my car – first thing I hear LA say was ‘professionalism’ I shit you not. Pure Awesomeness.

  • MrBryan

    Sarge is at home steaming his brim for tomorrows game.

  • Wheels

    I hope Pence didn’t hurt his magnificent body.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    Herndon is done….

  • http://www.inphillywetrust.blogspot.com joe wade (IPWT)

    wheels conceits defeat… nice.

  • Phils Phan

    Well that sucks.

  • Third Base Umpire

    Can I eject Herndon for that?

  • phillygirl

    herdon is done!!

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    Philly fan in DC….you jinxed us. Go back inside.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    And one pitch closer to Brandon’s wish.

  • Bastardo’s Changeup

    I’m starting to get a bad feeling about this one, guys.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    Please Chuck, just bring in Kendrick

  • Brandon

    Here it comes…

  • Phils Phan

    Michaels is a poor-man’s Pat Burrell.

  • spacecoyote

    Well, fuck.

  • Greenman!

    ruh roh

  • http://www.inphillywetrust.blogspot.com joe wade (IPWT)

    intentionally putting him on? well, fuck me.

  • Katherine

    i can’t handle this

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    381 – fuck guys. i’m sorry. I thought jason michaels would have taken care of this jam for us.

  • Brandon

    shitfuck

  • Phils Phan

    Fuck the IBB. Hit him.

  • Mark

    Would I be the first person on here to note that The Bandwith hasn’t crapped out yet?

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    Michaels blows the poor mans Burrell

  • Bozo

    Got the groundball, fuck.

  • stinkbug

    ok going to bed

  • Bozo

    Two groundballs and two runs, fuck.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    Hmmm….well. That’s almost that….

  • phillygirl

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • CTM

    Eh, you figured this was going to happen eventually.

  • http://www.inphillywetrust.blogspot.com joe wade (IPWT)

    fuck this mother fucking shit. thanks for nothing, Cole Hamels’ run support… AGAIN.

  • Bozo

    Can blame that on the umpire. Probably a double play if it’s caught and Ryan Howard probably gets that.

  • Phils Phan

    Fuck.

  • Greenman!

    maybe we can tie it up again!

  • Jesus Hitler Christ

    Bottomline, Phils can’t hit.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    Enough of that shit – I’m back inside my house.

  • Brandon

    Well that changed quickly.

  • phillygirl

    i’m with greenman, keeping my hopes up

  • Phils Phan

    It all started with Pence’s bullshit hit.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    @ Mark. Please see #349

  • Boobs

    I wish the Phillies could get a “bullshit” hit

  • phillygirl

    i hate seeing those astros smiling. HATE IT. BEAT THEM!

  • MrBryan

    Well it all comes down to this.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    LA muttering -Well that’s frustrating- made things better for me for a second…

  • Adamr14

    Allrite lets send it to the 17th!!

  • Baby Sinclair

    Smoo.

  • Hunter Pence’s mind

    I EAT COCK!

  • Bastardo’s Changeup

    Fine, go to bed, you pessimists. I say the Phillies tie it up and they’re still playing when you wake up up in the morning.

  • TonyIsDynamic

    Say whatever you want about this game…this offense is fucking ANEMIC.

  • Katherine

    cholly should hit

  • Brandon

    But he had hiiiiiiiiiiiiigh hopes

  • Bewbs

    There is a fine line between pessimism and realism.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    PfsiDC this is why I told you to stay where you were. By going out to the car you broke the WTF?MOJOISM. The good thing is by going back inside there may still be hope.

  • Greenman!

    What happens if this game is still going when the next one is due to start tony?

  • PhillyPhanInChi
  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    WTF is this, MLB network was talking about our game for the last hour and now they’re doing a bonus coverage of a 6-2 Rays-Angels game in the 7th inning? Bullshit.

  • MrBryan

    I want Milt back!

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    @ Dubee Dubee Du – I know, I am dissapoint. I’m the most superstitious guy you’ll ever meet, too.

  • phillygirl

    post game show is still waiting, hahahaha

  • TonyIsDynamic

    This offense is fucking disturbing.

    This CAN’T happen in September.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    How great would it be if Oswalt came up with the bases loaded..

  • Katherine

    what offense?

  • LOLPHILS

    nuff said

  • CTM

    Yeah, they’ve given up.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    That could possibly make the ‘the Fightins’ server crash.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    Scratch that. How about Oswalt up with 2 on and 2 out?

  • spacecoyote

    Odds they pitch to Chase is Shane gets on?

  • Bozo

    Why couldn’t Raul’s flyout carry a few more feet?

  • Brandon

    well they’ve hit with 2 outs tonight, kinda

  • phillygirl

    I hate the Astros. And the Braves. And the Dodgers. And the Yankees.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    But I guess that’s now a moot point.

  • PhillyPhaninIthaca

    Pissed off here too with the MLBN switchover. Blow me Amsinger. Got 2+ innings left for the Rays and barely any in philly.

  • Game Over

    cant win if Polanco gets on, theyd walk Utley for Oswalt annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd Fin

  • MrBryan

    Fans need to storm the field, pelt third base ump with Chooch bobbleheads.

  • Phils Phan

    Pinch hit Halladay for Oswalt.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    @PPIC that’s a great story.
    It was a great story when it was poasted at 88 too.
    just bustin balls.

  • phillygirl

    Cant wait to see that umpire crucified in the press tomorrow. They’ll go after Ryan too, but whatever.

  • Blah

    off course Oswalt has to hit, great, not to mention that he is probably better off than Mr. 0-7

  • Bozo

    Here comes the walk.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    Oswalt…..Get me to the plate Boys!

  • Greenman!

    well Oswalt isn’t the worst hitter and Jeff Fettuccine doesnt look that great so high hope

  • Ryan Howard

    Hey, I’m a big baby because I struck out

  • Phils Phan

    Utley took a step like he was going to hack at it.

  • Bozo

    Umpire fucking screws us in two straight games. I don’t give a shit how mad you get, you can’t eject a player when the team has an empty bench.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    Even if we lose this game, the image of Ryan blowing a gasket NEEDS to be a new Birdland T-shirt.

  • Brandon

    @phillygirl, yeah it’s going to be bad. I switched to baseball tonight and Kruk was absolutely going off on the guy

  • Dick

    you can eject whoever you want if its an ejectable offense, Howards fault.

  • Ryan Madson Is Terrible

    Oswalt. HR. Right here.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    Alright it’s go time.

  • PhillyPhanInIthaca

    The Rays have a “Brazer” A blue plaid blazer and their shit announcer said it 25 times in 3 minutes.

    THIS is more important than the 16th inning.

  • phillygirl

    @Brandon – Good. I look forward to it and I hope the dude gets disciplined, whole 9 yards.

  • PhillyPhanInChi

    How many people are still at the game

  • Bastardo’s Changeup

    And so the series is now Umpires: 2 Phillies: 0.

  • Third Base Umpire

    I EAT SEVERAL BOWLS OF COCKS

  • Katherine

    umpires should not exist

  • PhillyPhanInIthaca

    And BTW, the ump has NO FREAKIN CLUE the Phils bench is empty. His job his fair/foul,out/safe. He doesnt hear the broadcast or keep a boxscore. He just went ego-tastic.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    A pretty good amount, it got loud when Oswalt made the catch in the outfield right after Howard got ejected.

  • CTM

    You know what? I’m not even mad. I’m strangely proud they managed to stretch the game this long.

  • Adamr14

    WELL THAT WAS FUN……..

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    Dammit.

  • Jesus Hitler Christ

    It would be moronic to blame the Umpires for this loss. Umm how bout the Players? When are they accountable for being absolutely pathetic? Never? Stop fellating Utley and Howard, they sucked ass in that game. They should be embarassed with their play. Blaming the Umpires is ignoring the real problem.

  • Bozo

    When you’re in the 14th inning of a NL game you don’t need to be real smart to figure out the bench is empty.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    PPIC- more than at any Atlanta game this past month

  • Tom Brady’s Hair

    Even I think I look like shit.

  • Brandon

    ughh

  • Katherine

    goodnight all!

  • MrBryan

    g’nite everyone!

  • Harry Kalas

    Good mornin’, everybody.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    472 – Yes we god damn can blame the umpires for that. I dont care if everyone is 0 for infinity out there, the ump had to let his ego get in the way of the game. Regardless of score, situation, whatever – that’s bullshit.

  • PhillyPhanInIthaca

    I just don’t think he’s in the mindframe thinking “if i toss him, a pitcher must replace him.” He’s more like, “This game is too f-ing long and I’m not taking any crap.”

  • phillygirl

    That Gibson guy blows calls both nights and now acts like a jerk – he better never show his face in Philly again. Because, you know, he’ll have to deal with ME.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    Night everyone – we kept it real.

    On an aside – I’m getting sick and tired of the Phils and braves winning and losing on the same nights.

  • FanSince09

    This is all because Coal Hammels sucks. If he didn’t give up that garbage HR, we’re home with a win after 9.

  • FanSince10

    Actually, I blame Roy Oswalt. He always comes up empty in big situations.

  • ?

    Was the ump at third tonight the one that made the “questionable” call last night?

  • FanSince11

    I cannot wait until April to complain.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    I’ve seen other players throw their bats off after striking out without getting tossed. You could tell by the look on the umps face after the first appealed strike that he was going to let Howard know who’s boss. The second call on the appeal was bogus, and strictly spiteful.

    I’m not blaming the umps for the loss but I am blaming him for an unprofessional attitude.

  • spacecoyote

    It’ll all feel better tomorrow if/when they light up Happ like a highly luminous seasonal decoration.

  • Phils Phever

    You gotta put some blame on Howard though too. Him losing his temper ended up putting raul at first (ends up with an error) and you also get Oswalt coming up in his spot with the game on the line. I know the umpire was a complete tool and should be canned for his skills but you gotta think about that team at that point.

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    The homeplate ump was last night’s goat ump.

  • Greenman!

    I’m just at a loss for words at how frustrating the two nights have been, Eric help me!

  • Katherine
  • Keegan

    I wanna hear LA flip the fuck out. I feel like that’ll give me some much needed emotional catharsis. If i’m using that word in the right context. I’m too tired to know for sure.

  • Eric

    I’m right, you’re all wrong, blah, blah, blah, I love sodomy.

  • Brandon

    After seeing that video, I really wish Howard would’ve just plowed through them and destroyed the ump.

  • TonyIsDynamic

    Ok, I don’t do this normally because the TV announcers are *NOWHERE* near as bad as you people make them out to be,

    BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE SOMEONE UPLOAD LA’S UMPIRE RANT? Sweet baby JESUS I want to hear this shit. I’ll give you 5 buz if I have to.

  • TonyIsDynamic

    ALSO

  • Jesus Hitler Christ

    as my Father (God) use to say: “Grounders to second don’t win championships”

    And that is what the Phillies do best

  • TonyIsDynamic

    TO 500!

  • Brandon

    Get it tony

  • Dubee Dubee Du

    Howard was thrown out of the game before he exploded.
    The ump definately overreacted to Howard’s tossing his bat aside.

  • Ryan Howard

    What the fuck Oswalt, you hit the ball, you’re made me look bad.

  • TonyIsDynamic

    Courtesy of Phylan (<3)

    http://www.tindeck.com/listen/pigi

  • Boobs

    Let’s see, Bud Norris? Tim Byrdak? Wilton Lopez? Fernando ABAD???? BACON???? POLKAFULCACHINO????

    Terrible, these guys need a bomb to explode under their silk bed sheets to wake their asses up.

  • spacecoyote

    @Fake Eric, #495:

    What’s wrong with a little sodomy? Good stuff, that.

  • Bewbs

    @503

    Guess they don’t teach vocab in St Louis

  • Sophie

    lol where did this new Sophie come from……..

    Ryan turned me on tonight. Its about time he showed some personality. YUM! I keep rewinding and lol.

  • Phils Phever

    @tony…that clip is simply amazing and made me feel a tad bit happier inside after this travesty

  • nothin goes better with phillies baseball than a tastycake

    hes the same ump that threw out cholly yesterday. the guys a douche and has a power complex

  • http://www.twitter.com/dcphi Bobby Payne

    One thing I’ll say: welcome to Philly, Roy Oswalt*

    *kid from Jurassic Park, grown up^

    ^seriously, look it up~

    ~use this for the next game preview meech

  • http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/FireScottBarry phil
  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    504 – EPIC.

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    I can sleep well now.

  • Greenman!

    I can’t wait to see this jack off behind home plate

  • Keegan

    Can someone explain how Gload was ejected? Isn’t he on the DL? What the fuck HAPPENED in this game?

  • Philly fan stuck in DC

    MLB network is about to show some Cholly comments – dammit i’m never getting to sleep tonight.

  • Greenman!

    sodomy

  • Adamr14

    At least Atlanta plays first tomorrow so we’ll already know our fate when we play…

  • New Sophie

    Well you see Sophie, I usually limit my comments to when I can mention Ryan’s sexiness. Tonight was just asking for it, especially with the Ryan drought in the past weeks.

  • Sophie

    Will you please ALWAYS be “New Sophie”….lol. I think we already look crazy. YES, we ARE two different people!! Ryan totally oooooooozzzzzzzzzzed sexiness tonight.

  • Bozo

    Oh man I love Larry Andersen. I don’t think they played all of the call on the post-game radio show but oh man.

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