Before game three:
- Charlie Manuel puts it on the bulletin board:
“Now, let me tell you something. We’ve got some more baseball to play. And you’re like, ‘I’ve got a lot of faith in our guys and we’re gonna win this thing.’ ”
Alright, Charlie, we’ll follow you.
- Rays game three starter Matt Garza has some material for us:
“There’s even more noise at the Trop. Whatever noise they bring, I’m all for it.”
I mean, maybe if you factor in the Phillies fans chanting during game two, you might say … oh come on, Matt. This guy is clueless. I really, really hope the offense awakens tonight. And everyone going to the game tonight: Scream your faces off.
- Jim Salisbury writes Ryan Madson’s recent performance will make him a richer man next season. He’s eligible for arbitration once more and made $1.4M last season
I would assume he gets around $3M or so next year, especially with his agent being the one, the only, Scott Boras.
- Chase Utley and Brad Lidge were named to the 2008 Sporting News National League All-Star team Friday. It’s the second consecutive year Utley has reached this honor, and the first time Lidge has done so.