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GAMEBALL and JERK..... 05/09 PHILLIES at GIANTS






GAMEBALL and JERK

05/09 PHILLIES at GIANTS

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For a kid that was having a hard time at High A ball last year, Manny has been quite the surprise…holding his own at the plate, while playing a solid major league SS
So I have read this kid doesn't have the arm to play short and is better suited to 2nd……WTF???……well he may not have a cannon like Furcal or Dunston…..but gimme a break…..Take a look at the play he made on Feliz in the 5th…..this kid has a gun…….and don’t give me any crap about the off balance throws either…..the kid can make these as well…….
Suddenly Manny is looking more like the answer at SS long term than at any point since he was drafted and started playing pro ball….
But all that is going to have to wait as we welcome back the team leader and magician himself………OMA……….
So Manny, enjoy the gameball and take some time to soak up some lessons from the master……..lets just hope when they shift you over to 2nd it wont be forever

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Tie game, after the Phillies had scored in consecutive innings……leadoff single from the red hot Rollins……..meat of the order coming up;……..and Tasch comes through……giving the Giants a chance to take back the lead,….albeit only for an inning

MISCH
Not a great performance…….but for a guy without overwhelming stuff versus a lineup like that……well…..lets just say not bad for a rookie………


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Tyler Walker has been reborn……still the sweaty hard throwing rightie, who would look more at home at Octoberfest than a pitchers mound……..but there have been two things that have set the 2008 Walker apart from his previous incarnation…….
1) Split Finger
2) Throwing Strikes
Well with a 1-2 count to Pat the Bat, Tyler forgot all about #2 there…….as Tyler didn’t even come close to throwing a strike as he walked the Leadoff Burrell……
Add a little throw the bat at the ball single from Werth……and suddenly you have the game winning Rally………
And BTW……what happened to Merkin??????
So far in May
Tyler has 4 appearances, faced 15 hitters, and thrown 70 pitches
Merkin has 2 appearances, faces 4 hitters, and thrown 11 pitches…..

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!@#$ Jackass…….I saw that play from the second deck…..hand base glove……in that order……poor positioning…….or perhaps you just have a hard time keeping your eyes open……

PHILLIE FAN
OK……this was !@#$ cracking me up……
Foulball comes back.,….scramble ensues…..you know the drill….
so this idiot in a Phillies Jersey emerges from the scrum holding his precious foul ball……
Emboldened by his hew found treasure, he rises to his feet and starts giving his WWE impression to the Club Level…..
He thrusts the ball forward with one arm while exclaiming "IN YOOOOOUUUUUUURRRRRR FACE!!!!"…..repeated 5-6 times as he slowly turns from side to side challenging all in his presence……..
Ummm……Dude………IT’S A !@#$ FOUL BALL………
Yes, foul balls are very cool…..and you got one…..we are all very happy for you…….but can you please explain why this ball should be IN OUR FACE????????
Did you slam dunk the foul ball on me or something????
Is this some Philadelphia tradition when catching a Foul Ball????
Anyway, I hope you very much enjoy your souvenir from San Francisco…….and when you get back to Philly…..make sure to shove it into a few more faces…….


 


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oh yeah,.......WHERE THE !@#$ IS ORTMEIER

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I would think Velez deserves "The Jerk" over Walker. It was his two bonehead plays that made that a big inning.
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quote:

BenboC wrote:

I would think Velez deserves "The Jerk" over Walker. It was his two bonehead plays that made that a big inning.



I kind of agree with this. I didn't really think Walker pitched that badly, he didn't necessarily help himself out sometimes, but he didn't get much help from the defense either. He made a pretty good pitch to Werth and I have no idea how he got that out of the infield for a single. Also, not covering second base when there was a play there also hurt. And finally Velez going home on that play after his body got all turned around was kind of silly.

I guess at the end of the day this is what happens sometimes when you play the kids, just have to hope they learn from their mistakes.
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edit: wrong thread

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were you about to say something? lets hear it......

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