Your Monday Morning Roundup

The Phillies nearly managed to blow a seven-run lead yesterday by putting the bats away after the second inning and because Justin De Fratus was morally opposed to Cliff Lee’s ERA approaching 2.00. But let’s again talk about Lee and Dom Brown, who, as reader Ed put it, were Crossing Streams in a battle for Sunday afternoon supremacy.

Lee: 7.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER (thanks to De Fratus), 11 K, 0 BB. He threw 81 of his 105 pitches for strikes and his first three-ball count didn’t come until the eighth inning. He nearly went two-straight starts without throwing three balls to a hitter. The rules, of course, allow for four balls, but Cliff Lee doesn’t need four balls– he prefers no more than two. He’s the best pitcher in the National League. [Video of Lee’s excellence.]

Brown: I’m surprised the Brewers didn’t throw at him after the bat-flip, goofy handshake thing he does with Howard. I love it (finally some attitude), but I can’t imagine opposing teams do. Brown finished the day 3-for-3 with a home run, triple, four RBIs and one massive, swinging dick. After the game? Shoes:

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Let’s hit it.


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Birds. How about getting your dad Eagles tickets for Father’s Day.


The roundup:

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Tom McCarthy’s caption for this scene– Carlos Gomez knocking the lid off the (Phillies sponsor) Powerade: “And you’re going to need to find yourself some new Gatorade.” Heckuva job, T-Mac.

Got this from multiple readers, and it’s spectacular. Sigourney McCleaf gets tongue-twatted on the MyPHL 17 post-game show:

A loon was spotted at the Phillies game…

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… and at the Roots picnic this weekend:

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US Open tickets are insanely expensive (anyone at Merion want to hook a blogger up?).

A Yankees fan is in serious condition after being assaulted at Camden Yards. But Philly folks are the worst.

For some reason, Marcus Vick tweeted this:

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Legless blade runner crime scene photos. Gross.

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11 Responses

  1. Imagine all the white girls licking their chops to get a piece of Dom Brown

  2. its great to see dom brown emerging as a star. honestly, i thought he was done 2 seasons ago. between the phillies altering his swing and the brass dropping him like a bad habit for hunter pence, i thought his mindset, skill, and potential were doomed.

    1. Dom’s already snagged NL Player of the Week honors, and he’s leading the league in home runs. Could Player of the Month be far behind? Who saw THIS coming?

      1. What’s encouraging to me is how he works the count, He has the best “eye” for balls and strikes to come out of the organization in a long time. Maybe since Burrell? I’ve been to a half dozen iron Pigs games this year and Cody Asche also has this trait in spades, he runs every count full.

      2. definitely not me. it was not too long ago that i thought my dom brown jersey would be obsolete and collect dust. now, it looks like its making a serious comeback!

  3. nearly managed to Blow Kyle. not blew. As in, i would like to blow Jeff Carter, not, i just blew mike Richards. C’mon man!

  4. Marcus Vick kills time between felony convictions by tweetblowing his bro/meal ticket

  5. Shocked this post didn’t feature that yinzer piece of trash’s tweet about hoping there would be another bombing in Boston. C’mon Kyle. I was expecting that to be the main piece of the MMR.

  6. The genius readers of this website were declaring Dom Brown a bust last year. Good things can happen when an organization gives young, hungry players, a consistent role.

  7. I saw the loon walking at 2nd and market in old city Friday night by himself. When I yelled his name he covered his face and walked away ha.

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