It’s really muggy here at the park tonight. Oppressively so. I’m not doing anything other than typing and thinking and I’m sweating like Dom DeLuise at a clam bake.
Yes, that’s graphic. And obscure… graphically obscure.
Nevertheless, if I’m sweating like the irrepressible Captain Chaos (who didn’t love those Cannonball Run movies? Just thinking about them makes me laugh at the spot on Norm McDonald imitation of Burt Reynolds), I’m sure Brett Myers is as lathered up as a Clydesdale hauling a wagon full of hay.
So far the heat and humidity doesn’t seem to be bothering Myers. After Ray Durham’s two-out single in the fourth, Myers retired four in a row – three straight on balls that didn’t leave the infield.
Interestingly, Myers has just one strikeout, though the economy of his outing doesn’t really manifest itself in his pitch count at 57. Still, the big fella isn’t laboring and hasn’t been stressed by anything other than throwing strikes.
Check this out: Brett Myers is pitching a very mature game. He’s in control even though he isn’t exactly overpowering.
Myers doesn’t have to sweat out this one. It’s pretty evident here in the fifth that he is going to pitch the Phillies into a tie for first in the wild-card race. Moreover, the Phillies could be just one game behind the Mets for the NL East after the New Yorkers blew a late lead in a loss to the Braves.
Man do they miss Billy Wagner.
With the bats the Phillies didn’t kick up much of a fuss against reliever Tim Dillard. However, Shane Victorino picked up his third hit of the game with a two-out single. That’s not bad for a guy who came into today’s action with just seven hits in September. Today he has four in both games.
Leslie chimes in OK, I seriously believe that's the first time I have EVER been called a pessimist! More often than not I'm considered too soft when it comes to this team. So, Pat talked about feeding off his clutch, game-winning hit in game one. He's doing just that. That hit to deep center is another home run if he pulls it like he usually does. Maybe someone reminded him he'll be a free agent in a few weeks. A nice run in these last 13 games would go a long way for both Burrell and the Phillies. Phillies 6, Brewers 0