Hm. What to make of Phil’s start today. He did a scary impersonation of the early-season Hughes by giving up all those homers and not going deep into the game. Yes, it was hot and yes, the Braves starter gave up the long ball too (Jeter!) and, yes, it’s only natural for pitchers to have bad outings.
Still, I hope we’re not seeing a setback in his development, just a minor blip. His body language was so negative though; he looked deeply discouraged – or maybe he was just hot, as I said.
The bullpen didn’t help and they’ve been great, so I think I’ll just write this loss off to….a crappy game.
The important thing is for Tex’s foot to feel better so he’s back for Round Two of the Subway Series. On the other hand, I love Chavez and am always happy when he gets in the lineup. I mean how lucky are we that our bench includes a guy like him?