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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Game 82: Good pitching helps Phils get back on track (44-38)

Lopez only went 5 innings because of a arm/shoulder problem. The Phillies bullpen were efficient using Durbin, Romero, and Madson to pitch 4 scoreless innings.

For some inexplicable reason, Dusty Baker permitted LH Chris Dickerson to face LHP J.C. Romero with two men on and two outs in the 7th.

I called the Werth home run on the exact pitch. No big deal.

Not much to talk about. I really wish L.A. were on the broadcasting crew so that the bulk of the Philly audience could hear just how despicable the umpiring performance was tonight. The pitch that Stairs was called out on was high and outside. The pitch that Mayberry was called out on was low and outside. A Red's batter was called out at first on a bang-bang play that seemed to show that he was safe. There are no repercussions for the terribleness that is MLB umpires.


Anonymous said...

i was listening to most of it on the radio. LA seemed to have sided with the umpire on the big and inconsistent strike zone. he was sayin how mlb hitters have been babied by small strike zones. either way franzke should be play by play for tv. he is unbelievably better to listen to than tmac. its almost to the point where i might listen on the radio with the tv on mute

Scott Graham said...

Are you sure we're talking about the same LA? He is always ripping them. However, the umpire last night was awful. The strike zone is the strike zone.

I don't like Franzke. I think LA should work by himself for the 1st through 3rd. Then bring in TMac and Sarge to bust on Wheeler, and finish off with LA going by himself. Of course I'm kidding, but I want LA back on TV.