Morning Wood: The Pirates Won the World Series Last Night

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Morning Wood is a hard news roundup for your Philadelphia Phillies. Good or bad, it will show up every morning.

The Phillies lost, 2-1, in extras. Photo gallery… hither.

Charlie Manuel defended the decision to keep Rule 5 Michael Martinez on the roster. Chuck said he wants to give Chase periodic rest (even if it's late in games), and M-Mart (might as well give him a nickname now since he's here to stay) allows them to do that. Scott Proefrock also said that the Phillies wanted to give Mayberry consistent at-bats in triple-A.

Both Brian Schneider and Brad Lidge suffered minor setbacks in their rehab. Schneider tweaked his leg while running the bases in extended spring training. His return will be further delayed. Brad Lidge felt shoulder soreness after throwing in an extended spring training game. That is not uncommon, given the fact this is the first time he has thrown a lot since early in spring training.

Charlie Manuel remains confident about the lineup: [Delco Times]

“I think that lineup is going to hit. That lineup has to hit,” Manuel said. “I’ve got confidence in those guys hitting, I’ve seen them four or five, some of them six and seven years. I see no reason why they won’t hit. We can get started any time we want to, though. That’s how I look at.”


Of course, they haven't hit in, like, two years. It should be noted that last night was only the 16th time since the beginning of last year that the Phillies have had their entire lineup together. They have been the best team in baseball during that timeframe.

After playing left field for much of the season at single-A, Phillies top prospect Jonathan Singleton will move back to first base.

The Phillies will look for 65-70 pitches out of Kyle Kendrick today.

The Mets lost their sixth straight home game when leading in the seventh inning or later. Amazing.


8 Responses

  1. “Kendrick estimated he would be good for 65 or 70 pitches, much like his previous spot starts.”
    atta boy kyle, way to reach for the sky.

  2. gay man hamels pitched good for once wow, another team BUT the phillies wins and kyle is sour again.

  3. Kendrick is gonna get lit up. He fucking blows. The bats better come alive for this loser.

  4. drew, hamels has been arguably are best pitcher this year. I don’t know where they for once comes in to play but you should look something up before you make a broad assesment of someone’s career based on nothing factual.

  5. Drew stop posting you unintelligent fairweather fuck. Hamels has been as good as Halladay this year.

  6. Halladay better win tomorrow if they have any hopes of a state championship

  7. Loki: It could also be said that Hamels has been a tad better than Doc, and that’s definitely a good thing.

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