Friday Night Fish Fry

In what has become a disturbing trend so far in this season for the Phillies, starter Brett Myers gave up 3 runs to the Marlins in the first inning tonight on a 3-run homer to Dan Uggla. Cripes, guys, what’s with all the long balls? I’m getting a little tired of it, as I’m sure pitching coach Rich Dubee is, too.

The Fish retained that 3-0 lead through eight innings. Things looked bleak for the Phillies heading into the ninth, as Ryan Howard was retired to start things off. But then Jayson Werth doubled, Raul Ibanez walked, and Matt Stairs singled to drive in a run. Lou Marson walked to load the bases, but then Eric Bruntlett struck out. Next up was Jimmy Rollins, who walked to force in another run, making it 3-2. Shane Victorino picked an opportune time to have his bat awaken, as he then hit a grand slam to give the Phils a 6-3 lead. Chase Utley would add a solo shot of his own for good measure, to make it 7-3.

Ryan Madson took over in the bottom of the ninth, and though he allowed a walk and a double, he retired the side with no further scoring. Phillies win!

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No crotch shots in today’s newspaper – darn! Two worthy captions for yesterday’s photo were submitted, they appear below.

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“No, if you cover it up like this no one can see the stain”

- OR -

“Hey, get that away from my best friend!!!”

Thanks to Julia of Julia’s Rants for the first one, and Stanley of Phillies Red Pinstripes for the second. Thanks for having some fun with me!

(photo by Steven M. Falk/Philadelphia Inquirer)

6 Comments

Congrats on the win (Red Sox won in the 11th!!) and I love Stanley’s caption!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Glad the Phillies got the better of the Marlins, especially after the rocky start. It’s so frustrating when you’re down early, but once the games go to the bullpen anything can happen!

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Thanks for the shout out on my caption comment and thanks for the comment, Julia. I also wish the guys would stop giving up the long ball, as it is now starting to get warmer, and we know what warm air to do to baseballs once they’re hit right.
http://philliesredpinstripes.mlblogs.com/

Hey Sue! How are the Phillies doing today? Hope the weather in Philly is better than up here! It’s so windy and we’re waiting for a big storm to pass through. It’s been 72 degrees, though. Never mind…the storm is here…gotta shut windows fast!!!
canuck

SWEEP!!! Whoo Hooo! NOW it is a happy weekend :O)

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

Thanks Julia! Yours was pretty good too!
So true, Jane. The Phillies seem to do most of their scoring late in the game so far this year.
Your welcome, Stanley! The long balls were certainly in evidence tonight, what with all that warm air.
Ginny, hope you got your windows shut in time!
Jenn, you got it! Oh happy day!

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