Home plate: yearning to be touched. Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Crashburn Alley " Blog Archive " The First Pitch
An elaboration on Victorino's first-pitch swing on Saturday night, in which we learn that Rollins' first-pitch swings are probably the main culprit behind his slow start.
Pence is the most egregious of the offenders. In 15 plate appearances with a runner on third and fewer than two outs, he has advanced the runner a mere four times.
IT'S A BALL NOT A TREE YOU IDIOT
David Murphy: Phillies' struggles continue to mount
Primarily because they've got no heart. No hustle, neither.
We've Obtained Pictures of Pat Burrell Day Drinking and Grabbing a Girl's Breast in Northern Liberties Yesterday - Crossing Broad
Speaking of mounting.... Meanwhile, Hunter Pence can't get the guy in from third.
Inside the Phillies: No real rivalry 'buzz' came with the Nationals, who gave the punchless Phillies a routine beating.
Harper's too-smooth media training here lulls me to sleep. Wake me when he blows a post-HR kiss to Cole Hamels.
The Wild Rumpus of the NL Beasts
Turner Field will always be the Mets' House of Horrors, and Citizens Bank Park packed an awful lot of bad luck into a short period of time, but in the last five-to-six years, no ballpark has been the sight of more baffling Mets games than PNC.
It's a wonder the Pirates lose as much as they do, really.
Rockies Vs. Marlins Final Score: Colorado Starts With A Bang, Loses In A Whimper, 7-4 - Purple Row
Giancarlo Stanton broke a piece of the scoreboard video monitor with his grand slam off of Jamie Moyer, who walked four. So you know HPU Ted Barrett was on his game.
Rolling out the tarp="other duties as assigned." Get yer ass wet after the break, busher.
Blanco's blast drove the last of the 15-dozen baseballs used in the game, five dozen more than normal. "That's a lot of rubbin'," said umpire attendant Marty Ondrovic, who is responsible for rubbing up the baseballs used in the game.
Jeff Schuler gets the interwebz h/t of the day for quoting the umpire attendant.
R-Phils edge Erie, 5-3
Leandro Castro and the gang. Trevor May pitches tonight.
Minors: Garcia cruises as Miracle top Threshers 7-1 " Naples Daily News
Brody Colvin, ehhh.
Lakewood rained out. Get your money's worth on June 11.