A Tummy Twister

September 18, 2007

Last night’s game went from a laugher to a tummy twister.  Watching on TV, I went from total relaxation in a Lazy-boy recliner to pacing.

Charlie Manuel put it best after the game: “I passed my stress test.”

Oh, one more note from last night, we out-scored the Eagles!

A reminder, last night is history and the focus is on tonight.  It will be interesting to see Cole Hamels’ performance.   A healthy Hamels down the stretch would be huge.

TV Ratings
The Phillies have averaged a 5.3 rating on Comcast SportsNet this season, 12 percent higher than last year’s average rating, which set a record.

Chart of the Day
Phillies single-season RBI record for pinch-hitters (records available through 1950):

Greg Dobbs  18 2007
Del Unser  14 1979
Tony Taylor  12 1974
Dave Philley  11 1959
Davey Johnson  11 1977
Davey Johnson  11 1978
Tony Longmire  11 1995
Dave Dellucci  11 2006


Last night definately had me aT the edge of my seat, but a win is a win.

I’m looking forward to seeing Hamels tonight. Hopefully he has a strong outing, and no elbow pain. We’re going to need him the remainder of the season.

As much as a disappointment Wes Helms has been, Dobbs has made up for it. Solid D at third when he plays and a clutch pinch hitter.


I couldn’t even watch the end of the game last night. I put my head down and listened for a strike call, no call(ball) or bat on ball. Then jumped up when we won!

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