Sunday, June 21, 2009

1984 Topps Traded #130T Johnny Wockenfuss

The current state of the Philadelphia Phillies and the their 6-game losing streak calls for something much more powerful than a Kent Tekulve card. In times like these, The Phillies Room feels the need to break out a Johnny Wockenfuss card.

Consider the following, which led to this drastic measure:
- The Phillies finished this current home stand with a record of 1-8. This is one of the worst Phillies home stands in the history of the franchise.
- Saturday's loss was especially devastating as the team rallied to a 5-3 lead on Ryan Howard's pinch-hit 3-run homer, only to lose 6-5 when Ryan Madson couldn't hold the Orioles in the 9th. Madson was 1 strike away from saving the game, but Brian Roberts' 2-run home run stunned Phillies fans everywhere.
- Before his pinch-hit home run, Ryan Howard had spent time in the hospital with a 103+ degree fever. (He had to go back to the hospital following Saturday's game and missed today's finale).
- The Mets keep losing, but the Braves and Marlins are gaining ground in the NL East.

The team has an off-day tomorrow and then they head out on the road to defend their Major League best 23-9 road record.


jim said...

Wockenfuss is a good choice...the Mets continue to help us...


Dean Family said...

One of the most copied stances of my childhood back when the 'Fuss was with the Tigers. Never understood how he hit the ball with a stance like that. LOL!