Philadelphia Phillies Lineup
Watched the last 3 innings at dinner with my mom. Mentioned I wanted to see Big Time Timmy Jim pitch and she goes on her iphone and buys tickets. Pretty stoked. Bummed about B Will though. I just got into baseball a couple years ago and I picked the Giants based on their pitching staff. At least I get to see Timmy.
I mean, I love a homer as much as the next guy and Brandon Crawford's was awesome last evening. I got swept up like every kid and fan did I think and wanted to be Big Mac cranking homers left and right but I grew up playing futbol and basketball so they got most of my attention. I truly enjoy the subtle nuances of a great pitching match up and Price/Timmy should be awesome.
That is what my Cubs fan buddy said. He hopes Timmy pitches an awesome game and gets a W while I am at the Trop. I kind of want him to sign my Cooperstown Classics hat that I got earlier this season but I doubt it will happen lol.
Timmy was definitely awesome to watch. Would have been better to see B Will close behind him lol. He had a lot of his fastballs sinking really low into the dirt though throughout the game. Tons of wasted men on base as well. sad to see Timmy not get the win but really enjoyed my first MLB and Giants game.
I am not going to say I know a ton yet, but is it just me or did it seem Bochy blew through all or most of our relievers and closers and then just loaded the bases to have Myers hit that last pitch on what seemed a center fastball? I was kind of upset to see that.
I am STILL disappointed by the contract we gave him. The reason this team is so different without his bat leading off, is not strictly because he is a valuable player. Its because we are replacing him with a minor league level player. That's why.
Pagan is a pretty good leadoff hitter, average outfielder....and certainly not worth 10 mil a year. Just because we dont have a serviceable replacement, doesnt mean it is a reflection of how good Pagan is.