So Friday night, I was incredibly angry, as I’m sure most other Philly fans were. I called my mother right after the game–I didn’t even bother saying hello, and just started in with ***** our bullpen! ***** Chase Utley!” (And no, I did not mean in the good/fun way, either.) But what I was really thinking–and forgot to say–was ***** our entire offense, too.” (Also not in the good way.)
Yeah, the bullpen was screwy in the eighth inning of Friday’s NLCS game against the Dodgers. And yeah, Utley should have not made that screwy throw (anyone else wondering if this is a sign that Chuttles is hurt?). But neither one of those things would have mattered so much if we’d had more than a 1-run lead against LA. Hello, offense? Were you guys napping? (Not you, Ryan Howard. You’re awesome.)
I was in quite a crappy mood on Friday evening. But luckily the Phillies’ offense redeemed themselves in Game 3 of the NLCS with an 11-0 blowout, along with the fabulous (phabulous!) Cliff Lee. 10 strikeouts, no walks, 3 hits…and he got a hit himself? And managed to look really good while doing all of this? I’m in love. Or lust. Or something. (I noticed he looked cold; I wish MLB would offer a job where you could apply to be the official hand-blower for pretty pitchers during the playoffs. Cliff Lee had to keep blowing on his hands because it was so damn cold; why waste the pitcher’s energy doing that when there are girls like me willing to help him out with that? Haha.)
Tonight it’s Game 4 of the NLCS. My parents are there (soooooo jealous, Mom and Dad!). Hopefully the offense will show up again, too. No need for an 11-0 trouncing tonight (although hey, if they’ve got it in ’em, then why the hell not?)–just a win will suffice. 🙂
Also: Saw Chad Billingsley (whom I call Chad BILFingsley) pitch last night…he pitched better than most of the other Dodger pitchers (for a while, anyway), but what is up with that playoff goatee he’s got goin’ on there? Ugh!
And finally, if you’ve not already done so, the BILFalicious Joe Mauer (swoon!) is up for the Clutch Performer of the Year Award. Click here to vote for him!