I'm not sure how the folks at the Delco Times managed to convince Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz to give awkward, into the camera interviews after last night's game in Clearwater, but it's unintentionally must-see interweb.
Here's Chooch… talking about something… If this doesn't sound like the beginning of a low-budget porno, I don't know what does.
[It will keep autoplaying after the first video, so be sure to pause it, or turn the volume down… or listen. The choice is yours.]
One thing he did say was that Roy Oswalt struggled with his fastball: [Philly.com]
"It was a struggle in the first couple of innings," Ruiz said.
"That's a big pitch for him," Ruiz said. "When he's on, he's not afraid to throw a fastball. He'll throw it in any count. Today was a little different."
As Matt Gelb notes, Oswalt's fastball was mostly lifeless, averaging 88-90 M.P.H. His velocity topped out at 92. He's generally around 93, when healthy.
Clearly he's not 100% yet, and there is speculation that he may not be ready for his start on Tuesday. The longer this goes on, the more that whole 8-day trip home is not going to go away.
Watch the video of Utley's post-game interview here. Oswalt didn't speak to reporters.