Dobbs at 3B

Today’s Lineup
Rollins, ss
Victorino, cf
Utley, 2b
Howard, 1b
Burrell, lf
Werth, rf
Dobbs, 3b
Ruiz, c
Blanton, p

Jamie came out and had location difficulties in the first inning yesterday.  Thought he had a strikeout on Hardy but the ump called it a ball and JJ singled for a big, second, 2-out run in the first.

On a night when the offense needed to silence the Milwaukee crowd, the bats went silent instead.

We’ve scored 9 runs in 3 games, 7 coming with 2 out.  We’ve played 25 innings and have scored in just 3 of those innings.  We have 10 singles, 10 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homer and 5 stolen bases.  Milwaukee, 16 singles, 2 doubles, 7 runs, the rest zeros. 

That said, we’re still up 2-1 going into this afternoon.

The controversial play in the ninth?  Shane explains: http://shanevictorino.mlblogs.com/

Robin’s Nest
Hall of Famer Robin Roberts provides his insight into last night’s loss:
 
“Game 3 wasn’t any fun.  Jamie struggled early with his command but he’s a gutty guy and kept the Phillies in the game. 

“Both teams had scoring chances but the Brewers took advantage.  Phillies just can’t seem to put anything together on offense.

“The play in the ninth inning would have not been interference when I was playing.  In fact, players were expected to do what Shane did.  I guess I don’t understand the current rule.

“The best of five means winning three.  Winning Sunday would be great but I will take it any time.”

Kerfeld’s Korner
Assistant to the GM, Charley Kerfeld, provides a scouting report on Suppan:

“Throws in the 85-89 range with sink and a fading change-up he uses to left-handed hitters.  Slower type curve and a slider he throws to both sides of the plate.  The slider is his ‘out’ pitch.  Experienced pitcher who has been in pressure games before.”

Travel Plans
We return home on another Delta charter following this afternoon’s game, hopefully as the Division Series winners and no game on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

The Dodgers swept the Cubs in three and now sit idle waiting for a winner between the Brewers and Phillies. 

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