Friday, April 28, 2006

Phillies @ Pirates

Tonight's starting lineups:

Philadelphia Phillies (9-12)
SS Jimmy Rollins
2B Chase Utley
RF Bobby Abreu
LF Pat Burrell
1B Ryan Howard
CF Aaron Rowand
3B David Bell
C Mike Lieberthal
SP Brett Myers

Pittsburgh Pirates (5-18)
CF Chris Duffy
SS Jack Wilson
LF Jason Bay
RF Jeromy Burnitz
1B Craig Wilson
3B Joe Randa
2B Jose Castillo
C Ronny Paulino
SP Ian Snell

I realized today that I rarely do game recaps after the Phils lose...go figure. Hopefully tonight will be different than last night's ugly loss. It seems like Ryan Franklin won't be available out of the bullpen today, so the Phils chances of winning is higher than it would be right from the start. Also, we have our first update on the Red Barons injuries from last night from the Times Leader:

Yoel Hernandez collapsed on the field, clutching his right arm after throwing a pitch to Chris Basak in the ninth inning. Russell and staff believe Hernandez strained a muscle but said that Hernandez will see a doctor for evaluation. ... Catcher Carlos Ruiz was hit by a pitch while batting in the eighth inning and had to be spelled by Dusty Wathan in the ninth. The Red Barons hope that it’s only a bruised forearm.

Still not the most detailed of reports, but it's a start. A strained muscle and a bruised forearm would seemingly be best case scenarios to each injury - check back for updates.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering your thoughts on the Rollins attempted steal in the 8th inning of Friday night's game. Was that as stupid as I thought it was?

11:52 AM  
Blogger XXX said...

Good news and bad news - Good news: You know your baseball. Bad news: That attempted steal was exactly as stupid as you thought it was. I wish I could explain the logic behind it, but I can' just made so little sense to me, I'm glad you felt the same way.

Good question and thanks for the comment.

7:28 PM  

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