Back to School

I’m back at school and today was the first day of classes. More importantly though, Cliff Lee continues to run the NL. His ERA since being traded to the Phils is a miniscule 0.68, after the two runs he gave up in today’s 6-2 win over the Mets, were unearned.

Utley kind of threw the ball around after dropping a routine popup. But he did sit yesterday and he always wants to be out there competing, I wasn’t providing a scapegoat for him there although it kind of sounded like it. There’s no excuses for that.

How about Eric Bruntlett? Due to the fact that the Phils are playing thirteen straight days, Charlie Manuel is looking for spots to give guys rest. Bruntlett who filled in for Utley yesterday went 3-for-5 while turning an unassisted triple play to end the game (he also made two errors earlier that inning, so he better have gotten all three outs there). Today he was the starter at short while Jimmy Rollins got a break. In today’s game, he was 1-for-4. So over the past two days he went 4-for-9 which isn’t bad for a guy hitting under the mendoza line.

bruntlett.jpgThe main reason he is still on this team is because he plays a million positions. They’re just looking for his bat to start coming around for the hopeful postseason.

Usually the Mets are leading the division right around now and then September rolls around, and then that’s when they implode as a team. Nope, not this year. Apart from K-Rod, every star player they have has gotten hurt (now that Johan may need season ending surgery).

I don’t feel bad, not one bit. The “Melts” always fail.

Short post, I know.



  1. raysrenegade

    Guess Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel is looking for another slot for Eric Bruntlett so he can get another triple play.
    Maybe we should adopt those adult softball rules where there are two centerfielders, one short and one deep.
    Seriously, how great was that to seal the deal for Pedro but to do something as sacred and impressive as a unassisted triple play.
    Chase Utley will not lose his spot, but you would hope lightning strikes twice sometime with Bruntlett playing in the next few weeks.

    Rays Renegade

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s