Thursday, August 20, 2009

Phungo Game Report - 2009 08 20 - Diamondbacks 1 @ Phillies 8

At the outset the D-Backs Phils matchup which featured Aces Dan Haren and Cliff Lee appeared to be a premier pitchers duel. In the end only one of the Pitchers lived up to the billing. Cliff Lee threw a 2 hit complete game allowing a single unearned run as the Phils cruised to a 8-1 victory. Haren gave up 6 runs over 5 innings. 6 of the 7 runs came on a trio of homers by Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Jayson Werth. Werth added a second homer in the 7th inning. Jayson Werth is running away with the 2009 Phungo HR chase as he has homered 6 times in Phungo games so far this season.

It was a hot humid and muggy night in South Philadelphia, but a dominating win from the Phils new Ace plus a bunch of dingers from the Phils biggest sluggers made for a great evening. Here are some pictures and comments from the evening.

Over at Phillies Room, Jim was mentioning that there was not yet a starting lineup card for Pedro Martinez. Well this one is for you Jim, the Phils did have a Cliff Lee Starting Line Up card:

They also had one for mid-season acquisition backup catcher Paul Bako.

Cliff Lee demonstrating his dominant form on the mound:

Dan Haren tossing for the bad guys:

Good Guy Awards go out to several Arizona Diamondbacks including this Guy:

Yes the Bench Coach for the D-Backs is Kirk Gibson who signed about a eight to ten autos - at the top of the frame you can see a pen that Gibson is tossing back to a fan. Other D-Back GGAs go out to Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Doug Davis and Stephen Drew (just 2) who all were spotted signing autographs on Wednesday night. I didn't see any Phils signing last night and they have been far less visible pregame this season.

In a time honored baseball tradition the bullpens newest member is honored by his D-Back brethren:

Yes that is former NFL player and current ESPN talkie Mark Schlereth's son, Daniel, sporting the pink backpack.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Cool pictures - thanks for sharing! Good to see Cliff and Paul Bako got their spots in the line-up represented by actual cards and not just a generic stadium shot.

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