Screen Shot 2011-08-31 at 9.07.34 AMTubby McHoolihan made the little girl cry

Bit of an abbreviated Wood today, as we’re working some things to take us into what proves to be a very busy September and October.

It must really suck to be the Reds right now. A couple months ago, I wrote about the Phillies' dominance of the Tiny Red Machine, and it has continued this week: a late-innings win on Monday and a drubbing last night. Give it a read, chronicling two years of Reds dominance.

Doc dominated in the Phillies 9-0 victory. After the game, Cole Hamels tried to tweak the robot:

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Here’s Doc talking about the win (sans Cole’s comment): [via David Hale]

Ryan Howard went yard twice. He now has 29 home runs and his sixth straight 100 RBI season. Somewhere, a SABR nerd is slowly dying in a pool of Monster Energy Drinks and mom’s Mac and Cheese. Poor guy. Video (of the home runs, not SABR death) here and here.

I'd also like to point out that every pitcher the Reds threw out there last night looked like they just came from playing in a men's league hockey game. Really with the faux-mullets guys? Really?

Big news! Not really… the Phillies added John Bowker from the Pirates late last night: [Philly Sports Daily]

Bowker has limited experience in the majors with a .237 average to go with 17 homers in 561 at-bats. For his career as a pinch-hitter, which is the role in which the Phillies would need such a bat, Bowker has hit .301 with six extra-base hits in 73 appearances as a substitute batter in the bigs.



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