Well huh. The Phillies won last night. Isn't that something! I know that schmenkman has pointed out that the Phillies have been a .500 team since July-ish, but it still feels like an unexpected surprise when they win. If you've watched the Phillies, you know why it feels surprising. Because almost never look like a team that should win!
And now it's time for the lineup. Prepare yourselves.
|WASHINGTON NATIONALS||PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES|
|Denard Span - CF||Ben Revere - CF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B||Jimmy Rollins - SS|
|Anthony Rendon - 3B||Carlos Ruiz - C|
|Jayson Werth - RF||Marlon Byrd - RF|
|Ian Desmond - SS||Darin Ruf - 1B|
|Scott Hairston - LF||Grady Sizemore - LF|
|Wilson Ramos - C||Freddy Galvis - 2B|
|Kevin Frandsen - 1B||Andres Blanco - 3B|
|Gio Gonzalez - LHP||Cole Hamels - LHP|
I'm sorry, I should have said "lineup", because that's what it is. It's a "lineup". Honestly, did Cole Hamels run over Ryne Sandberg's dog? Did he ding his car? What could Hamels have done to Sandberg to make him do that? I have no problem with Sandberg resting his everyday players, of course, especially since I don't think he does it often enough. But when your actual ACE PITCHER is on the mound, maybe you shouldn't rest A BUNCH OF THEM.
Ok, so as you can tell, we've reached the point in the season where we all need a bit of cheering up. So please join me here every day for a new Youtube clip, guaranteed to make you smile!
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