That does it!
We win on the road, lose at home. So, from now on the players will have to live in a hotel in Philadelphia. A bus will be provided to and from the park, just as life on the road. Now, if we can only get MLB to let us bat first at Citizens Bank Park.
Six-run outburst in the first allowed us to coast to a win for Jamie, his fifth. We’re the last team in the majors to have a pitcher reach five wins. We have the third-best record in the NL and still lead the East. That’s what counts..
J-Roll scored one of the six first-inning runs. We’re now 28-7 when he scores a run. When he doesn’t, 9-24. Lot of bloggers and blog commentators want him dropped in the batting order. Hey, he’s the leadoff hitter and should stay there.
With three lefties starting this weekend in Toronto, Mayberry will get more playing time. Right-handers the next two nights means Howard/Dobbs/Stairs will get action somehow.
Tomorrow night’s game will also be televised by the MLB Network, Matt Vasgersian, Joe Magrane and Mitch Williams. Game is subject to local black-out rules.
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