I joked at the beginning of the season that the Phillies would keep my local liquor stores in business. A bad baseball team may not earn much money itself, but it's a boon to the local economy, am I right!? HARDEEHARHAR!!
Hey, guess what? It's true! Did I make that happen? Was it the spirits of baseball? Was it the ghost of Harry Kalas discovering that Chris Wheeler still has a job in baseball broadcasting? If it was me, I'll apologize that I didn't joke about something better, like "The Phillies will certainly keep the awesome store in business this season, what with all their awesomeness!" or "Hey Phillies, why don't you give me a million dollars and a night with the baseball player of my choice!" That last one isn't a joke, but if it had come true, you can bet I'd have a lot more to write about than Jonathan Papelbon's fourth straight blown save in eight days. Does anyone know what sound a trade value makes when it plummets? I'm pretty sure I heard it last night.
Kyle Kendrick, one of only three (3) Phillies who haven't driven me to drink this season, is facing off against Jason Marquis. Marquis is... wait, is this right? He's 9-2? Jason Marquis? Seriously? There's only one, right? There isn't a second Jason Marquis I just failed to notice? Well huh. That's something.
Discuss the game and your favorite angry liquor in the comments below.
Padres lead the series 1-0
WP: Joe Thatcher (3 - 1)
LP: Justin De Fratus (2 - 1)
|3 - 4 loss|
|Wed 06/26||10:10 PM EDT|
#38 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
Aug 26, 1984
|2013 - Kyle Kendrick||6-4||17||15||2||1||0||0||98.2||94||39||39||10||26||62||3.56||1.22|
#21 / Pitcher / San Diego Padres
Aug 21, 1978
|2013 - Jason Marquis||9-2||16||15||0||0||0||0||90.1||77||40||36||15||48||58||3.59||1.38|