Did anyone else see David Bell call off Mike Lieberthal in the batters box to catch a popup last night? Seriously, it’s like these two guys fight for highlights on a nightly basis – neither of them wants the Jeltzie. Although, Liebs did outshine his bottom-of-the-lineup buddy by going 2-4 with an RBI.
If you’re watching the game late tonight, stop on by Dodger Thoughts, and leave some Phillies thoughts. They had a fun game thread last night and its heart warming to listen to other fans complain about their team. Tonight is sure to have some interesting fodder as Brett Myers takes on Derek Lowe. You’ll recall, 3 weeks ago, same matchup in Philadelphia, Myers pitched 6 innings and gave up 3 runs, including a leadoff homer, in a no decision. Ryan Howard served up a GW 2 run home run to win that one for the Phils in the 10th.
Quick question, is it me, or has Jason Michaels’ playing time been reduced as of late? I know he platoons with Lofton depending on who’s pitching, and has been occupied with a few court appearances, but it seems Lofton has been getting some more starts lately. Michaels does have better numbers but really can’t fill that hole in the top of the lineup.