Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Mets 6 Phillies 5: The Phillies hit 4 home runs off of Johan Santana but the bullpen could not hold a 4-3 lead, on the way to a 6-5 loss. The Phillies are now 1-5 aginst the Mets and 0-3 at Tax payer Field. Before the game, the Phillies announced that they put Closer Brad Lidge on the 15 day DL. Ryan Madsen will take over closer responsibilities while Lidge is out. Phils called up AA catcher Paul Bako.

Magic 108 Lakers 104: The Orlando Magic won game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday. Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis each scored 21 to pace the Magic. Orlando shot an NBA Finals record 75% from the field in the Second Quarter on their way to their first ever NBA Finals Win. Kobe had a chance to tie the game late in the 4th but had the ball stolen from him. In 76ers news: The 76ers acquired sharp-shooter Jason Kapono from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Reggie Evans. Jason Kapono struggled mightily in the Raptors system because he is not capable of creating his own shot but the Sixers hope he will fit in to Eddie Jordans motion offense where he will be able to run off screens, catch and shoot. I play better defense then this guy though.

Penguins 2 Red Wings 1: The Pittsburgh Penguins jumped out to a 2-0 lead and held off a late Wings barrage to lock up the series at 3 heading to Game 7 on Friday night. Nothing better than a Game 7. Might break out the good beer for this one.

Minors: Kyle Drabek gave up 2 runs in 5 innings but also walked 5 in a 5-4 Win over Trenton. Drabek moves to 2-0 at Reading. Carlos Carrasco gave up 6 runs in 3 innings in a 7-4 loss to Louisville, to drop to 1-7 for the Iron Pigs.

Amateur Draft: The Phillies drafted outfielder/1B Kelly Dugan and outfielder Kyrell Hudson with their 2nd and 3rd round picks. Both figure to be future bums in the eyes of Sec202. The Phillies forfeited their first round pick when they signed Raul Ibanez. Dugan has signed with Pepperdine and Hudson has signed on with Oregon State to play baseball and football. Both will have to decide to either forgo college or sign with the Phillies. The draft resumes today at noon. The Phillies next pick is in the fourth rd 137, overall.


  1. I can't believe Carassco is 1-7. Why the hype for this kid? I'm done with him.

    The Sixers getting Kapono got me just as excited as when they signed Eddie Jordan. In a related story, I took a huge dump today after lunch.

  2. It's not really big news but I think its a small step in the right direction. Evans wasn't going to get much PT with Elton and Smith coming back so they exchanged him for a guy who automatically becomes their best shooter.

    I'll never forget Reggie Evans cupping his ear a la Allen Iverson in game 1 against the Pistons a few years back. He was also a great interview

  3. The four homers off Santana were huge. Even though we took the loss, the Phils know they can get to him now.

    "You see? You see? He's not a machine, he's a man, he's a man!"

    Ibanez continues to go nuts and continue his race for the first half triple crown.

    "He's not human. He's like a piece of iron!"

    I'm starting to love this guy just for the fact that he doesn't back down. He was REALLY pissed off when he heard people were questioning his numbers and mentioning steroids! Awesome.

    Magic winning last night was a fluke. Does anyone really think they can win the series? They had to play the perfect game to win by 4 at home. I still say Lakers in 5 or 6.

    Penguins/Red Wings - Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals and still no one cares. It's a shame because both teams have incredible talent. Should be a great game on Friday night.

  4. @Rico: You're right about the Magic being done. They shot 63%, Kobe sucked at the end, and they still only won by 4 points.

  5. I don't know. The Magic have outplayed the Lakers in 2 of the 3 games thus far without getting Howard going offensively. Kobe is admittedly tired and he played a very selfish game last night.There is a fine line between MVP and Goat and right now Courtney Lee's missed layup is the difference for Kobe. (great game 1, good game 2 except for getting beat on what should have been the game winner, and a down game 3)

    The Lakers do have a HUGE advantage in that they only have to win 1 of 3 games in Orlando to basically wrap it up. I think Lakers in 6 or 7 but I'll be rooting against them

  6. I took 4 dumps today. 2 were solid but the other two were loose poops. Reminds me of a place I like to call Shitsburgh. I'd rather take 4 loose poops a day then watch Shitsburgh win another championship.