There's a whole lot going on in Phillies land today!
Pedro Martinez got his first win as a Phillie last night, over the Cubs. Pedro looked solid through his first 4 innings, but gave up 2 earned runs in the 5th inning. Pedro's complete line, after 99 pitches- 5 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs all earned, 1 walk, 5 k's.
TheFightins has a review of the Victorino/Cubs fan/beer incident.
NQTC offers some thoughts on Wrigley bleacher fans, last night's mishap and if the Cubs had anything to do with it.
TricoSuave has a look at Shane's beer shower fun as well.
The double A Reading Phillies' locker room reaction to the beer tossed into Shane's face: "Nice timing." Cubs manager Lou Piniella was disappointed that it happened, stating, "It’s not good sportsmanship. … We apologize to Victorino and the Phillies for that."
Brett Myers threw two more simulated innings yesterday in Clearwater, FL. Myers is hoping to pitch a rehab assignment soon.
Phillies outfield prospect Michael Taylor went 5-for-5 and hit for the cycle last night in the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' victory. Taylor's homer came in the 9th inning to tie the game and set the stage for an extra inning victory for the IronPigs. Check out PhoulBallz.com's exclusive interview with Michael Taylor by clicking this link.
As bad as Eric Bruntlett has been this season (.398 OPS), Matt Stairs has played just as poorly, as of late. Stairs in July & August- 1-for-24 (.047 avg), 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 runs. Bruntlett in July & August- 2-for-19 (.105 avg), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 3 runs. Since the All star break, the Phillies bench has faltered. Matt Stairs and Eric Bruntlett are a combined 1-for-31 (.032 avg) with 0 HR, 0 RBI and 2 runs scored, during that 4 week stretch.
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