The Dodgers traded for George Sherrill on Thursday giving them a pretty solid right/left combo at the back end of the bullpen. Pairing Sherrill with Broxton starts that old, “make it a seven inning game” notion. I’m not going to sit here, and say that the Dodgers don’t have a nice pitching staff. They do, but they also have Randy Wolf. Who doesn’t want a piece of that character in October? There’s not a guy on the staff that I think the Phillies couldn’t beat, and even though you could say the same thing about the Phillies…Hamels owns L.A, and the Phils have the superior offense.
Rodrigo Lopez gracefully bowed out of the rotation by getting his teeth kicked in for 4 innings against the Giants. Hey, thanks for the memories Rodrig0. When is this Lee guy going to throw? Pistol Pete Martinez will start in Lehigh Valley on Friday night, it’d be nice if Cliff Lee got the call as well. A double taste. A virtual explosion of flavor for Phillies fans. The thought of moving Happ to the bullpen when Pedro arrives makes me shudder. How about a 6 man rotation? And by that I mean the five guys pitch, and then every sixth day you skip Jamie Moyer. No? If Moyer was a team player he’d volunteer to go to the bullpen…and hand out sunflower seeds.
Couple weird things happened to me today. First of all, I realized that Target is a pretty special store. I don’t want to like Target that much, but I set out today to do some errands, expecting to have to stop at a lot of places, but no. Target had everything. I know what you are thinking, Grossy, Target’s been around for like two decades, where have you been? The answer is I don’t know. I really don’t. I think their signage and red shirt wearing minions put me off.
The day was capped on the drive home, however, when I hear a movie promo that says, “From the writer of Saw 4, 5 and 6, comes…” Really? First of all how many Saws are there? Secondly, they’re basically just saying, “From the guy who wrote the sh-tty Saws”. Right? No one has seen Saw 6 have they? It got me thinking, maybe I can just start sending out writing with cover letters that say, “Hey check out this new novel, it’s by the author of The Greatest Gatsby.” Or, “This screenplay is sick, the guy who did Goodfellas 3 co-wrote it.” Maybe it could work. I mean, Saw 6?