On to Pittsburgh
August 17, 2007
Pitching came through last night for an important win. Now, it is on to Pittsburgh where we face the Pirates’ three best pitchers. Vacation games don’t exist, especially at this time of the season.
Had a couple of comments to yesterday’s epic. As one reader points out, two games don’t constitute a slump. And, yes, we were further behind the last two years than our current perch in the NL East.
Another reader felt if the pitching stays strong and the lineup refinds its groove, we’ll be OK. A good observation. That person also pointed out that even when Chase Utley comes back, it may take him a while to get going.
We definitely have missed Chase and Shane Victorino. But other clubs have had injuries too. It just seems as if we’ve had more than our share.
To me, the biggest loss from an injury stand point was Brett Myers. Had he remained healthy, we would have more wins, I’m sure. I’m not taking anything away from Antonio Alfonseca. He did a great job in the closer’s role but Myers’ absence thinned the pen.
Which injury was the most damaging for the Phils?