About Last Night…..
July 9, 2011
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My God...Is that Raul Ibanez's walk off music?!?!?
Last night was quite the game for the Phillies. Roy Halladay? Eh, average. But who cares when you have the 1-2-3 combo of Stutes, Bastardo, Perez? Juan Perez? Yeah he only used 9 pitches for the top of the tenth. He threw 9 strikes. And yup he had 3 strike outs. Insanely tremendous outing by the Phillies main lefty
J.C. Romero…. Scott Eyre…. Mike Zagurski…..Juan Perez….I mean for real? Juan fucking Perez?
But the real hero is the old man…No not the great Jose Contreras, but the second oldest Phillie Raul Ibanez. He hit an absolute bomb on a 2-0 fastball from Scott Proctor to give the Phillies a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Proctor turned and watched the ball in flight for a second then said “Shower time boys!” Rumor has it Chipper was the first in line. Yeah that’s a gay joke because I don’t Chipper at all. But props to Raul, let’s not let my hatred for Larry get in the way of Raul’s big hit. It’s been a struggle for the 39-year-old this season, but that bomb last night showed how he’s still got some juice (no pun intended) left in him.
It also shows how great a team the Phillies have. Sure I’m a homer and I love them and talk shit about every other team, but look at that picture. With the exception of Cole (top left corner) who looks like he’s talking on a cellphone, the entire team is going nuts for Raul. He’s a class act and you know the entire team has been pulling for him to come up big. Well, he did last night.
Cliff today, Cole tomorrow then the aces/two gimpy hitters pack their bags for Arizona and the All-Star break. Big games against the hard charging Braves, but last night was a big one.