Law of Averages

Tonight’s Lineup
Rollins, ss; Victorino, cf; Utley, 2b; Howard, 1b; Burrell, lf; Jenkins, rf; Coste, c; Bruntlett, 3b; Kendrick, p.

Law of Averages
Fast ball, curve, slider, change, split, two-seam, four-seam, cutter, sinker.

No matter which of those pitches are thrown, it all evolves around command.

After being 10-0 in 10 starts against the Marlins, the law of averages caught up with Jamie Moyer last night and he was tagged with the loss.

“It was bound to happen sooner or later.  The way I look at it, I beat myself.  My command was so poor.  It felt like the plate was on wheels,” said Jamie.

All that said, the offense was slumbering again last night.  Inconsistency seems to be the issue.  The starting pitchers don’t have much room for error lately.

But, as Charlie Manuel says….gotta stay with it.

Samuel Testimony
“Juan Samuel was the rarest of players.  He could outrun everyone on his team and the opposition. Then he could blast a baseball into the far reaches of any ballpark with his amazing power.  Sammy was the original ‘quadruple double’ before it became a fashionable stat.
 
“He ran out every ball and never took a play off.  As he says, it wasn’t always pretty. But Phillies fans appreciated his hustle and desire and we came to the ballpark every day and night and expected something exciting from Sammy.  And he did it with that 1,000 watt smile and unbridled joy for the game,” Chris Wheeler, Phillies broadcaster.

Tickets are still available for Friday night’s Wall of Fame induction ceremonies for Juan Samuel.  Festivities on the field begin at 7 p.m.

Whiz Kids
Father time has taken most of the 1950 Phillies National League champions, best known as the Whiz Kids.

As part of Alumni Night on Saturday, the Phillies will salute Robin Roberts and his Whiz Kids teammates, they are now down to six: pitchers Curt Simmons and Bob Miller, infielder Putsy Caballero, outfielder Jack Mayo, catcher Stan Lopata and coach Maje McDonnell.

All will be part of the Alumni Night pre-game on-the-field ceremonies that begin at 6:30 p.m.

Daddy Lieby
Mike and Kelly Lieberthal became parents for the first time today in Los Angeles….a a bouncing boy named Merek.

1 Comment

My congratulations to Mike and Kelly Lieberthal on the birth of Merek. I hope the scouts remember the name Merek Lieberthal in 18 years. :)

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