By the end of this article, I will have decided whether to go back on my promise.
He was hitting .316 against the Mets this season coming into this game...and after tonight he has five HR's against the Mets with his two tonight off of Pedro Martinez in a 8-2 Phillie win.
He's Burrell Spawn.
It was an un-Pedro like performance, obviously, with four dingers given up. If it means anything at all, it means that it might be prudent to keep six starters. Just in case a certain ace feels as if he is wearing down.
The Phillies have basically ended an incredible run of spectacular starts by Met starters not named Kris Benson with back to back poundings of Jae Seo and Pedro Martinez. Could the Mets starters be coming back to earth? Or are the Phillies just an exceptional hitting team?
Jon Lieber (12-12, 4.81 ERA) vs. Tom Glavine (10-11, 4.06) today at 1PM.
Chris Woodward does well in two instances:
- When I'm at Shea (3 for 7, 4 RBI's), and
- when Jon Lieber is on the mound (3 for 8, 2 RBI's).
Might he be in the starting lineup for the Thursday afternoon tilt in place of struggling rookie Mike Jacobs?
OK, I have decided that I'm a man of my word...Utley stays off the hate list.
But make no mistake Chase...I hate you. I just get to tell you so on the main page.