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A Little Cumpton Cumpton: Phillies at Pirates Game Thread, July 2, 2013

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A little Cumpton goes a long way. (Someone stop me.)

Brandon Cumpton, the mayor of Cumptonville.
Brandon Cumpton, the mayor of Cumptonville.
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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.


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3 game series vs Pirates @ PNC Park at North Shore

Philadelphia Phillies
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
PNC Park at North Shore

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Jonathan Pettibone

#44 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies

6-6

225

L

R

Jul 19, 1990


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Jonathan Pettibone 3-3 13 13 0 0 0 0 73.1 81 39 34 8 23 43 4.17 1.42




Brandon Cumpton

#58 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates

6-2

198

R

R

Nov 16, 1988


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Brandon Cumpton 0-0 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.0 12 5 4 1 2 8 3.60 1.40