Good the team is on the road. Soggy Monday would mean no game again at Citizens Bank Park.
Team left for St. Louis after yesterday’s 11 a.m. wash out. Charter was originally scheduled to leave at 6 last night but Frank Coppenbarger was able to move the departure time to 3:15 in the afternoon. It all depends on where the aircraft is when a game on get-away day is postponed.
An odd road trip, two games in Missouri and two games at the new Citi Field in New York. Unpack last night, pack tonight, leave StL tomorrow night, unpack early Wednesday morning (team is scheduled for a 3:15 a.m. arrival) in NY and pack again that night for a bus ride south after Thursday night’s game.
Albert (Planet) Pujols is off to his usual high-numbers start. Why the nickname “Planet?” Because he belongs on another Planet at the plate.
Phillies are 6-2 on the road (vs. 6-8 at home). Cardinals are 10-3 in their own yard.
Depending upon where you live and blackout rules, five upcoming Phillies games are on national TV. Wednesday night’s game at Citi is an ESPN telecast. MLB Network is carrying the Thursday night game from there. FOX will televise Saturday’s 3:40 p.m. game against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Sunday’s 1:35 p.m. game with Atlanta will be on TBS. ESPN just added May 13 against the Dodgers.
Chris Ross on the abbreviated FOX pre-game show on Saturday showed Jimmy Rollins a photo of a young (10-12?) Chase Utley playing a violin.
Did you know Ryan Howard was a trombone player in high school?
Just think, it they had chosen musical careers, Chase could have been the second violinist and Ryan the first trombonist for the Philadelphia Orchestra.