Adam Eaton is in mid-season form, reminding us, once again, that results don’t matter. He’s an ace in his own mind, inside his own champagne-room fantasy.
Eaton allowed 11 hits and six earned runs over 4 2-3 innings yesterday, assuring reporters “The way I feel and the way my stuff is, I’m very happy. I’d take what I had today out there, and I think I’d fare pretty well.” In the meantime, the rest of us look forward to the day when the universe he dwells in realigns with our own dimension.
Today, Adam Strange and the Phillies pack up their prairie schooners and migrate home for a mock game with the Blue Jays. Our headcount says they’re shy. Ain’t that a daisy. They’re carrying 10 pitchers. At this late stage, the best they can hope for is to round up a two-bit drifter with a ten-cent fastball, roasting weiners in the burn barrels of Value Village.
Transaction news: According to a couple reports, outfielder Chris Snelling has been exposed to waivers, with the Phillies waiting to see if another club puts in a claim.