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   1. GregD Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:03 PM (#1603204)
Starting pitcher stats:

Backe 8-7, 4.93
Padilla 8-12, 4.51
   2. GregD Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:08 PM (#1603214)
I'm interested that Backe's won that many games with that ERA. Houston's offense seems generally crummy, but maybe they've preformed well for him?
   3. PhillyBooster Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:39 PM (#1603334)
Ryan Howard is my muse.
   4. GregD Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:04 AM (#1603592)
Ouch.
   5. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:11 AM (#1603615)
Apparently, I have been misreading the law of averages. The law of averages, correctly read, states that the Phillies will never beat the Houston Astros ever ever ever for the rest of the lifetime of everyone currently alive today, although there will be a fair number of close one run losses.

That's what the law of averages says, apparently. Who knew?
   6. GregD Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:30 AM (#1603697)
The Phillies play the Astros in a friction-less universe where objects at rest will constantly stay at rest and objects in motion will constantly stay in motion.
   7. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:32 AM (#1603707)
While he is having a good game, I'd just like to point out that it is never a good day when Jimmy Rollins has more than 50% of your team's hits.
   8. GregD Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:40 AM (#1603744)
Leadoff batter in the inning gets a walk? The radio guys are speechless. So that's what it looks like.
   9. GregD Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:44 AM (#1603763)
I'm renaming my cats "Jason Michaels" and "Bobby Abreu." They don't like to run into walls, anyway.
   10. GregD Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:53 AM (#1603806)
Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. Next time pinch-run before you the base hit, not after.
   11. fuzzycopper Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:54 AM (#1603814)
Apparently Charlie's a big believer in the game-tying wild pitch and not the game-tying/run-scoring double. *sigh* Well, at least this time Chavez can't foul off a pitch that bounces in the dirt...
   12. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:56 AM (#1603821)
Yet another intentional walk for David Bell.

There was one of those last week.

Weird.

Ryan Howard is still my muse.
   13. Harris Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:58 AM (#1603833)
WHY THE 8888 DID ENDY CHAVEZ SLIDE?????!?!??!?!!??
   14. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:58 AM (#1603835)
Are you sure that Michael Tucker doesn't spell his name so that it ends in a "Z"?
   15. GregD Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:59 AM (#1603839)
I'm renaming my wife for Shane Victorino. She also can't understand why she left Hawaii for Pennsylvania.
   16. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:01 AM (#1603842)
Shane Victorino is a quality individual whom I would happily have to my house for dinner.
   17. fuzzycopper Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:02 AM (#1603847)
You've gotta fuggin' be kidding me...
   18. Harris Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:02 AM (#1603848)
David Bell strikes again.
   19. Old Matt Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:02 AM (#1603849)
Shane Victorino and the last stand of the Phillies!
   20. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:04 AM (#1603855)
Okay. This Bruntlett crap can't work twice.
   21. Old Matt Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:06 AM (#1603859)
David Bell is trying his hardest here...
   22. Harris Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:06 AM (#1603862)
wow is this a meltdown.
   23. Harris Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:09 AM (#1603870)
wow David Bell errors always lead to runs. Always.
   24. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:09 AM (#1603871)
Well, as I said, the new and improved immutable law of averages said that we would lose this game.
   25. fuzzycopper Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:09 AM (#1603872)
I don't think this half-inning will make it onto next year's highlights video...
   26. Harris Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:10 AM (#1603876)
now we have to score one run to keep the streak alive.
   27. fuzzycopper Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:10 AM (#1603877)
...er, at least not for the Phillies. For the Astros, definitely.
   28. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:10 AM (#1603878)
Obviously, you won't be buying the Astros highlight video.
   29. Old Matt Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:10 AM (#1603882)
The last stand was reminiscent of Braveheart.
   30. GregD Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:13 AM (#1603890)
Good God.
   31. fuzzycopper Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:14 AM (#1603897)
Obviously, you won’t be buying the Astros highlight video

I should, if only to see what it's like to root for a winner.
   32. fuzzycopper Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:16 AM (#1603906)
So, uh, last year was Bowa's fault, right?
   33. Harris Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:16 AM (#1603907)
im speechless.
   34. Rear Admiral Piazza Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:16 AM (#1603909)
I have to say, a sweep was rather unexpected
   35. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:19 AM (#1603922)
Actually, the law of averages says it was the only possible outcome.
   36. GregD Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:58 AM (#1604086)
God is definitely not good.
   37. Larry Bowa Posted: September 08, 2005 at 03:08 AM (#1604102)
Thanks, Boys. I need 20 more losses. You can do it!
   38. GregD Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:57 AM (#1604333)
At least somebody's happy...cheers, Larry.
   39. gfoxcook Posted: October 22, 2005 at 04:27 AM (#1697607)
Oh, Astros fans were happy, too, Greg. Not just Larry Bowa. Trust me on this one.

#2: I'm interested that Backe's won that many games with that ERA. Houston's offense seems generally crummy, but maybe they've preformed well for him?

Backe WAS Houston's offense for certain portions of the season (in his starts at least), actually.

Does that explain his numbers now? Heh.

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