Tweets From Last Night 07.30.10 Phillies 1 Nationals 8


 Instead of doing a traditional game recap, we here at CDTLB thought it would be fun to recapture the highs and lows of last night’s ball game by reposting the most insightful, humorous, and raucous Tweets of our favorite followers. Think of it as a drunken, profane game review written by you. And who knows, maybe what you Tweet tonight will show up on our blog tomorrow. 

Courtesy @M_OMalley (Section 113)

1st inning

@WWBD102:  Good to see JRoll is back in lineup to pop out to start the inning.

@ThatBeerSnob:  Didn’t the other Roy give up a run in the first inning in Washington, too?

@JuniorGeneral:  Well, this is a very disappointing debut. At this point in his Phillies career, Cliff Lee already had cured cancer. Continue reading

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Tweets From Last Night


Instead of doing a traditional game recap, we here at CDTLB thought it would be fun to recapture the highs and lows of last night’s ball game by reposting the most insightful, humorous, and raucous Tweets of our favorite followers. Think of it as a drunken, profane game review written by you. And who knows, maybe what you Tweet tonight will show up on our blog tomorrow.

1st Inning

Courtesy @phillyGirlAtray (Section 127)

@phillykelly: Maybe we can get 17 runs tonight. I feel like that would be real helpful to KK.  

@SarahMcTamney:  Dear Kyle Kendrick, it’s been a GREAT day to be a Phillies fan, please don’t blow it. Love always, Me.  

@4forfour:  Polanco out at the plate. Like the aggressiveness though.   Continue reading

Sexy Phillies Opponent of the Series: Rusty Ryal, ARZ


When I found out my dear, beloved Conor Jackson was traded from the Diamondbacks, I was bummed. He was the sexiest dark-haired beauty to grace Arizona, the perfect foil to blondie Mark Reynolds, and now he is gone.  In an effort to help me scope out new hotness, I took requests, but finally settled on this little bugger. This series, I decided to go for a different look. Blonde, yes, but not the typical look for me. In person, he’s quite attractive, so just trust me here gals (and guys…I know you read these). Continue reading

Cocks in the Hen House 07.28.10: I’m Getting Married for the Eighth Time


By @Wing2J

In August of 2003 I had the great fortune of having a wonderful woman stand with me in front of a priest and say, “Sure, I’ll marry this guy.”  It seemed like a natural fit.  Two absolute sports nuts like us belonged together.  Our first date was a AA ballgame in Harrisburg followed up by watching Ray Borque finally get his Stanley Cup on a blurry TV at a cheap hole-in-the-wall bar.  Shortly after getting engaged and moving in together, we bought our first Phillies season ticket package.  She soon came to dominate my Fantasy Football League, much to the chagrin of my high school and college buddies. It was her idea to be introduced at the reception to “The Theme from The Natural” while wearing the jerseys of our first loves (Phillies for me, Red Sox for her. This was before Boston won the Series, and their fans turned obnoxious, mind you.)  Obviously, sports were, and still are, a very large part of our lives together. Continue reading

I’m back, baby! Phillies 9, Diamondbacks 5


What a game last night!

It began with the high-drama of a back-and-forth contest for the first six innings. Cole Hamels, who threw 108 pitches in five innings, loaded the bases three times and managed to give up just two runs in those instances. (A third run came from a Mark Reynolds home run in the fifth.)

Jayson trots the bases for the first time since June 23. (AP Photo/H. Rumph, Jr)

Jayson Werth and his glorious goatee rounded the bases for the first time in 105 at bats with his fifth inning, two-run homer off of former Phillies pitcher Rodrigo Lopez that went into the bushes in straight-away center. Ryan Howard and Cody Ransom also hit two-run dingers off of a woeful Diamondbacks bullpen. The D-backs pitching staff has given up a MLB-high 136 home runs so far this season.

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What should become of Phillies Doll?


Update:

So far, most of you say that I should return to Twitter if Jayson is traded, although a bunch of you also want me to use my Twitter strike as a platform to get Roy Halladay to go to the zoo with ZWR.

I can only assume that this guy is a Mets fan and has eaten plenty of these in his day:

If any of you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I made the following stupid proclamation on July 8:

He hadn’t hit a home run in 14 games at the time, so I figured that he was due. And yet here I sit, still tweetless, unable to converse with my followers throughout the Phillies’ thrilling victories (the walk-off wins against the Reds) and painful losses (almost every game since).

Now there are rumors that Jayson and his glorious goatee are about to be traded, and followers have been wondering how this would affect my ill-conceived Twitter strike.

Well, why don’t you guys decide what should become of my Twitter fate?*  Take the poll:

*Seriously, I really miss youse guys. I hope you’re all doing well, or at least better than Milt Thompson.

What Just Happened?


 

  • Monday, July 19:  Kyle Kendrick gives up back to back to back homers to the Cardinals and takes the 8-4 loss.
  • Tuesday, July 20: Kyle Kendrick is optioned to AAA
  • Phillies call up Andrew Carpenter to take to the ‘pen until the team decides on a starter for Saturday’s game.
  • Moyer is injured and then replaced by a barrage of relievers after the first inning who combined to give up 7 runs on 13 hits.  Carpenter took the 7-1 loss.
  • J.A. Happ was pulled from his start for the Iron Pigs after three innings (0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 44 pitches).  Scouts were on hand from Houston to watch him, but also with Kendrick being sent down and a spot in the rotation left to fill, Happ was seen as a possibility to pitch on Saturday.
  • The rumor mill was churning with talks of a possible deal that would bring Roy Oswalt to the Phillies.  Coincidentally, both Happ and Oswalt were both already scheduled to start Saturday on normal rest for their respective teams.
  • Wednesday, July 21: Phillies option Carpenter
  • RHP Vance Worley is called up from AA Reading (9-4, 3.20 ERA)
  • Nelson Figueroa claimed off of waivers by Ed Wade & the Astros.
  • Thursday, July 22: Jamie Moyer flies to Philadelphia to consult with doctors about his injury.  Official diagnosis: a sprain of the ulnar collataral ligament and strain of the pronator tendon.  He will be placed on the DL Saturday and is expected to be out “indefinitely.” Amaro announce the rotation spot will be filled internally and there will be no trade.
  • Kendrick and Happ are both recalled, Kendrick to pitch Saturday vs. Ubaldo Jimenez and Happ will pitch Sunday.
  • Milt Thompson is fired as hitting coach and replaced by Greg Gross.