Thursday, July 25, 2013

1988 Score #448 Rick Schu

Cardinals 11, Phillies 3
Game 101 - Wednesday Night, July 24th in St. Louis
Record - 49-52, 2nd Place, 8 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies were completely blown out by the Cardinals in a deflating and dismal 11-3 loss.

What It Means:  This was the fourth loss in a row, and the team will try to salvage the series tonight.

What Went Wrong:  John Lannan walked the pitcher, Jake Westbrook, with two outs in the bottom of the 4th.  Westbrook stole second and came around to score on a single.  The Cardinals plated five in the 5th, with three of those runs coming when center fielder John Mayberry, Jr. dove for a ball but missed by a solid five feet.

Featured Card:  Like a lot of you, I'm suffering from mid-summer fatigue related to a number of baseball and Phillies issues right now.  I'm tired of watching the Phillies.  I'm tired of Ryan Braun and I'm tired of seeing his smug face on the front of every sports-related website.  I'm tired of trying to figure out if the Phillies are going to be buyers or sellers.  I'm tired of listening to Ruben Amaro, Jr. tell me nothing.  I'm tired of seeing Delmon Young in a Phillies uniform, even though he's currently hitting in the .280s and he really hasn't been all that bad.  I'm tired of Laynce Nix and the entire Phillies bullpen.

I don't want to know how awesome Jared Cosart and Jonathan Villar look during their first games with the Astros.  I don't want to ever have to root for Brian Wilson or Carlos Zambrano and I don't want to have to make Chachi cards for either of them.  I'm grumpy and a little cranky, and perhaps a smidge ornery.

And I may just post Rick Schu cards until the Phillies win again.

7 comments:

Steve F. said...

Instead of watching the ballgame, you should have gone to see the Symphonic Sports-tacular at the Mann last night like I did! Let's see, Michael Barkann reciting Casey at the Bat with the Philadelphia Orchestra playing baseball-themed music behind him, or John "No Neck" Lannan (pitching on just 11 days rest) allowing 10 baserunners in four innings and J.C. "Half of what we have left in exchange for not having Cliff Lee in 2010" Ramirez giving up 5 runs in a single inning?

I like Mike.

(But...sigh.)

shlabotnikreport said...

Wow, you've got more pull with the Phillies than I'd expected; they cut Zambrano today.

Oh, and by the way: Schuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!

Jim said...

Sounds like a great night Steve!

SR: Maybe Ruben reads this blog?

Probably not.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Rick Schu - "The Man Who Moved Mike Schmidt Off Third Base!"


Jim,

A few days ago (while researching for an upcoming post for my 1960s blog) I learned that Rick Schu was born in Philadelphia. (He grew up in California, though.)

Jim from Downingtown said...

Wait, do you have enough Rick Schu cards? :)

Steve F. said...

COMC.com is displaying 17 different Phillie Rick Schu cards. There are also Phillies minor league cards and, if absolutely needed, you have a reserve of two Rochester Red Wings cards that could pass as Reading Phillies cards to a drunk person.

http://www.comc.com/Players/Baseball/Rick_Schu/412422

I hope that is enough to get through the streak....

Jim said...

I'm hoping the streak ends tonight!