Friday, July 30, 2010
THIS ISN’T GOING TO HELP MATTERS FOR THE PHILLIES
I wrote earlier that Phillies fans should refrain from nagging their team regarding Cliff Lee.
They know they screwed up… they’ve brought you flowers and an expensive gift (Roy Oswalt) to make up for it.
Well any hope I had for the “Why didn’t we just keep Lee?” rumblings to stop caught a giant snag.
Yup, Roy Oswalt got his butt kicked tonight by the “Currently Waving a White Flag” Washington Nationals.
OK, 6 innings, 4 earned runs isn’t a whippin’s but it isn’t what the Phillies were hoping for, especially facing a line up that didn’t exactly resemble the Big Red Machine.
With the offense reduced to a Jayson Werth homer (I thought they were going to trade him) they needed a pitcher to shut down the opposition.
Like how about J. A. Happ? He went 6 shutout innings for the Astros against Milwaukee.
You remember Happ? He’s the Phillies pitcher who was sent packing in the Oswalt deal… whom the Phillies could have kept in they also kept Cliff Lee.
Oh Phillies fans won’t be forgetting this any time soon.