Phils Swept by Mutts, er, Mets

As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog entry, my sister and I rooted for opposing teams during our formative years. I was, of course, phaithful to the Phillies, while she rooted for the Mets only because she had a crush on Lee Mazzilli. As sisters so often do, we made fun of each other’s choices – the best way for me to get on her nerves was to refer to the Mets as “Mutts.”

Well, judging from this photographic evidence, maybe I wasn’t so far off. Here’s last night’s starting pitcher, Mike Pelfrey, with a little tongue action going on:

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Not wanting to miss out on the fun, David Wright joins in on the tongue-wagging:

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Kind of like pound puppies, hoping to find a loving home. Well, keep looking, you’re not welcome in my house!

Anyway, the Phillies once again did not heed my advice and administer a butt-whippin’ to the Mets. They were swept in a short two-game set.

In the first game, Chan Ho Park took the mound for the Phillies, looking for a decent start after being pretty dismal so far this year. As Johan Santana was pitching for the Mets that night, all logic seemed to indicate that this game was a lost cause.

Miraculously, Park matched Santana through six innings, before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in a scoreless game. Six innings, one hit, 2 walks, and 5 stikeouts! Way to go, Chan Ho! Who’d of thunk it? Unfortunately for Park, his ERA is still a less than stellar 6.67.

The Mets plated an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh, as Carlos Delgado was able to score all the way from first, on a bad throw by Pedro Feliz that sailed past Ryan Howard and into the outfield. Jayson Werth may have had a play at the plate, but he hesitated before throwing.

Need I remind these guys what happens when you hesitate?

That lone run would be enough, as the Mets won, 1-0.

In the second game, Jamie Moyer pitched like you would expect from a relic 46-year-old, giving up 7 runs in 2 1/3 innings. Props go again to the bullpen, for pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings and giving the Phils a chance to stay in the game.

And they did try their darndest to come back once again. Ryan Howard launched a bomb to the deepest part of the field; too bad there was no one on base. Jayson Werth hit a 2-run shot to left. After being down 7-1, the Phils managed to get as close as 7-5, but there would be no miracle.

Oh well.

The Phillies are back home now for a weekend set against the Braves. Despite the two losses, they still hold a slim 1/2 game lead over both the Mets and Marlins. Let’s not let it slip away!

(both photos Julie Jacobsen/AP)

 

9 Comments

I know what you mean on hesitating. Just throw the ball! Good luck on the home series!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Great tongue shots, Sue! Sorry about the sweep by the Mutts. I mean Mets.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Julia – the most frustrating part of it is that lone run was the only run scored! I’m sure Werth is kicking himself over it.
Jane – if only I could take credit for those photos! I was watching from the comforts of home last night. But I try to keep an eye open for humorous photos in the daily slideshows on the team sites.

Funny that you call them the Mutts! I have frat brothers who are Mets fans that call them the Mutts!!!

Ken

Oh my goodness! I just noticed my Dodgers will be in Phlly next week!
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

It seems like every game that Johan Santana pitches is a lost cause for the other team. He has some SERIOUS stuff.
Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Heh. You got two out loud laughs from me: Mutts and that the ‘pound puppies’ thing. =) Well done.

But you’ve done it, I’m afraid. I don’t think I’ll ever see yucky Reyes and the Mets play the Phils again without thinking of them as the Mutts. Perfect…just perfect. =) Love it.

carol.
PS My blog is How ‘Bout Those Phils.

Don’t you hate it how players don’t listen to your advice?
Emily
http://deconstructingthoughts.mlblogs.com/

Be sick for one week, and I miss everything! Hope your guys do better!
Canuck
http://watercooler.mlblogs.com

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