First and foremost I must apologize for the lack of content over the weekend. With Brian on hiatus and with my attempt to finalize my school dealings for the upcoming ’06 Semester the Fightin’ Phils had to take a back seat to some more important life matters. Yet, while we were gone the Phils were holding their own.
It appears that Pat Gillick is a reader of Phillies Nation. After I trashed Scott Mathieson for the last two weeks he was sent back down to the minors to make room for the newest Phillie acquisition, Jamie Moyer. Solidifying the rotation with a crafty veteran for the playoff run and sending down that Canadian stiff to wallow in Scranton for all of eternity sounds good right?
I think so.
Jamie Moyer was born in the same year as my mom, 1962. Though my mom does have a blazing Truman era fastball and a backdoor slider she is even better than Scott Matieson. Moyer has posted big success with Seattle over the last ten years winning 13 or more games in all but one season, 2004. Moyer has been a victim of no run support while playing with the Mariner’s this year due to the fact they are awful offensively. In his last four starts the Mariners didn’t score a single run while he was on the mound.
It should be interesting to see how we will pitch at the Ballpark when the Phils get back from their road trip in September. Jamie had a 3.80 ERA at Safeco , helped by the infamous Yellowstone National Park dimensions of the outfield
He makes his Phils debut on Tuesday in Chicago where he will be looking for his first win since July 26th. Possible fan group ideas:
A group of St. Joe’s law students come to the game in suits while weilding breifcases. Even have a guy dressed up as a judge to top off the fun.
A contingency of people dress up in diapers also equipped with rattes, bottles and other baby items.
Tonight, the Fightin’s kick off their 10 game road trip in Chicago. Hopefully, they can do a lot better than they did during their 10 game homestand only going 6-4. In order to gain games in the Wildcard they have to do a lot better than winning 1 game more than .500 in 10 game streches.