Thursday, April 27, 2006

9-11...and Going for the Series Win

Madson’s Magicians? Ryan’s Hawaiians? Lame. Guess I shouldn’t really criticize because as lame as Madson’s Magicians were, at least they made it out to the game – all-time low attendance down in South Philly last night as only 19,182 showed up to watch the Phillies improve to 9-11 with a 9-5 win over the Rockies.

In about an hour, Aaron Cook (1-3, 3.67) goes up against Jon Lieber (0-4, 7.99) – today has got to be the day Lieber puts it all together and avoids that one nasty inning, right?

And finally, how about some love for last night’s player of the game…David Bell

It's easy to say this after he had his second very good game in a row, but David Bell looks completely different at the plate than he did at any point last year – he is no longer feebly trying to pull everything instead waiting that extra split second on the pitch and using the whole field. Even when he was struggling to start the year, he looked better. The longer he keeps it up, the longer Abe Nunez stays firmly planted on the bench – a very, very good thing for this club. Interesting post at Balls, Sticks, & Stuff today about Bell – do yourself a favor and check it out.


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