I had nothing to do today but watch baseball. Hot off Hawaii’s comeback win in the Little League World Series, I was already drunk for the big Sunday night showdown. But boy what a letdown for the night cap. Padilla only pitched 3 innings, gave up a salami and Cormier let a three run shot fly. Meanwhile the offense banged out a meager tally of 4 solo home runs. Then there was the issue of 3 errors for the best fielding team in the league. How miserable! D’back fans at the AZ Snake Pit were shocked they took a series against a team like the Phillies. I barely batted an eye.
The Phillies stretch run, as dummy Joe Morgan reminded us, becomes much more difficult after Arizona. That part starts with a series versus the Mets, whom the Phillies are 4-8 against this season. Glavine and Pedro are on the docket as well.
To add insult to injury tonight, Sportscenter compared Hawaii’s walk off home run to Joe Carter’s dagger in ’93.
Update: Cory Lidle is placed on the 15-day DL. Eudo Brito is still penciled in for Saturday’s start and possibly a few more.