It’s Gavin Floyd (4-2, 6.64 ERA) vs. Derek Lowe (3-3, 2.90 ERA) tonight at Chavez Ravine. Game time is really late.
Here’s a game RickSchuBlues and our West Coast posters have been waiting for all season: Phillies, Dodgers. Game 1 of a four-game series. Rick's fans are expecting some clutch zingers tonight in his home time zone.
Meanwhile, those back here on the East Coast get a well-deserved break from the action. My baseball fix came between 7:30 and 9:15, a showing of ‘Mr. 3000’, starring comedian/actor Bernie Mac. The movie depicts life for a 47-year-old former star who comes out of retirement seeking his 3000th hit.
Like a lot of baseball comedies, ‘Mr. 3000’ revolves around a hard-luck organization, this time, the Milwaukee Brewers. That could only mean Philadelphia is next on Hollywood’s roster. Touchstone Pictures is now casting “Ed II,” not a sequel to the monkey movie starring Matt LeBlanc, but a completely fresh take on a hard-luck, but good-hearted Phillies GM. William H. Macy stars. John Leguizamo co-stars as the wise-cracking, pie-throwing bench player.
Many of us will close our eyes and hope that when we wake up, a surprise will be waiting for us in the Yahoo! boxscore. Last season, Ryan Howard delivered a game-winning grand slam that opened voters’ eyes to his rookie of the year cred, and also Phans’ eyes to his remarkable poise in the clutch.
Howard led all major-league hitters with 13 homers in the month of May, but is 1 for his last 11 at bats.
Nobody loves hitting in Dodgers Stadium more than the California kid and righteous dude Mike Lieberthal. Lieby is a .348 hitter in L.A. with 8 homers. He’s riding a totally radical 13-game hitting streak at Chavez Ravine. Hang 10, bra!
Beerleaguer is riding his own six-game absentee streak for games played on the West Coast. I will do my best to keep that streak going,