Seriously, how awesome is Raul Ibanez? Ribbie has been a beast so far and he got things off to an early start against the Mets’ Oliver Perez by knocking in the Flyin’ Hawaiian after a leadoff triple.
The Phillies need a good start to today’s game in order to get over the loss last night. Perez is fighting for his spot in the rotation, so I’m sure he’s going to be trying his hardest to keep his job. Can’t really get under control though here early in the first.
The Phillies don’t really need this series as much as the Mets do. The Phillies know they have a good team and they have the mindset that they’re never out of it. That’s the difference so far this season between the two teams. The Phillies have the heart that the Mets lack.
The rest of this game and tomorrow’s game are going to go a long ways in how the Mets think they stack up to the Phillies. They got a nice first win against them last night, but the Phillies seem to be coming out of the gates early today.
It’s a long season, but this is still a big series for the two teams. I love this rivalry.
I’ll update during the game occasionally.
4:06 PM: Chooch swings and misses on ball 4 with the bases loaded. Forgot to mention that Utley is out with a bruised foot and Bruntlett is starting at 2nd base today.
4:11 PM: Moyer with two straight walks. Not good Jamie. Read the rest of this entry »