Ode to Ryan Madson’s Toe

I was going to write about  Ryan Madson’s trip to the disabled list, but decided to write a limerick instead:

Relax everyone. Brad Lidge is back! Wait, what?

Ryan Madson broke his big toe,
It’s pretty important, you know?
Without it, he can’t pitch,
Or be a little bitch,
Who can’t throw unless it’s the eighth inning.


How It Should Be Done: A Lesson in PR

Disclaimer: this post is for Phillies fans who are also Eagles fans. This is a vast majority, but I’m also not blind and dumb and realize that some Phillies fans do not cheer for the Philadelphia football team. And I digress… Continue reading

Brad is “Ready to Go”

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The Phillies announced this morning that Brad Lidge has been reactivated on the roster, sending Antonio Bastardo to the AAA Iron Pigs. 

Lidge made his final rehab appearance at AA Reading on Tuesday throwing two scoreless innings, striking out four on 34 pitches (22 for strikes) and said he was “ready to go.”  Tuesday was the last of six consecutive outings without giving up a run.

“Lights Out Lidge” may make his first appearance for the Phillies in 2010 this weekend in the highly anticipated series against the Mets.

In other rehab news, there is some speculation that Joe Blanton could be back in the rotation by Monday.

Hair versus Hair

Lost in the excitement of the Phillies’ victory yesterday over the Giants was another struggle of epic proportions: Jayson Werth’s Beard versus Brian Wilson’s mohawk.

Let’s do a quick comparison of the two, shall we?

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Game Recap: 04.28.10 Phillies 7 Giants 6

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The Phillies had one job to do today: win.

It may only be April, but the Fightins knew they couldn’t come home to Citizens Bank Park with anything less than a big, fat, pinstriped “W,” especially with the red-hot Mets coming to town, and they avoided their first sweep of the season with the most topsy-turvy victory they could possibly muster.

Going into today’s game the Phillies were 3-5 on this road trip having batted a sub par .234 with just four home runs between them (three of which were of the Jayson Werth variety).  Surely going up against Tim Lincecum for the series finale wasn’t going to result in the offensive boom the team had been missing as of late.

Lincecum (4-0, 1.02 ERA) vs. Hamels (2-2, 5.28 ERA) turned out to be the pitchers dual everyone had hoped for – at least for the first five innings. Continue reading

Chase Utley ‘Hits’ a Milestone

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that for the last couple of weeks I have been stalking Chase Utley closing in on the 1,000 hit mark of his career. Well, after struggling at the plate for the duration of the 9-game road trip, he finally attained the milestone Wednesday in San Francisco in the last game of the Phillies’ west coast swing. In his 912th game and 3,388th career at-bat, Utley chalked up his 1,000th career hit on a single to right field on the first pitch he saw from Giants closer Brian Wilson with 2 outs in the top of the ninth inning.

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Sexy Phillies Opponent of the Series: Tim Lincecum, SF

 I know, I know. I’ve heard it all, from guys and girls alike. About his hair, his teeth, his scrawny 5’ 11”, 170lb frame, his penchant for illegal substances. But I love him anyway. So I’m prepared for the insults I know are coming my way. But for this series’ Sexy Opponent, I give you… Continue reading