I'm not going to waste time talking about the trade rumors today, or about what Jimmy Rollins said a few days ago, or anything like that. I'm going to get right to tonight's matchups.
Blah blah Jonathan Pettibone 4.17 ERA 3-3 record hoo hah whatever. Starting for the Pirates tonight is a pitcher with the cutest, best name ever. His name is Brandon Cumpton. I typed that last sentence three times because I keep wanting to spell it Crumpton. Like crumping or crumpets. CUMPTON! It sounds like the name someone would have in a cartoon. Or it sounds like the name of a town. The town of Cumpton. Cumpton Heights. Cumptonville. Or Crumptonville!
I think if he played for the Phillies, I would have already nicknamed him Cumpy. Or Crumpy, depending on how often my fingers slipped when typing. (It would be a lot.)
Discuss the game and the awesomeness of Brandon Cumpton's name in the comments below.
3 game series vs Pirates @ PNC Park at North Shore
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.
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#44 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
Jul 19, 1990
|2013 - Jonathan Pettibone||3-3||13||13||0||0||0||0||73.1||81||39||34||8||23||43||4.17||1.42|
#58 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates
Nov 16, 1988
|2013 - Brandon Cumpton||0-0||2||2||0||0||0||0||10.0||12||5||4||1||2||8||3.60||1.40|