Six innings of shutout relief, I should give the guy a break, right? Eh, I’m not going to say he was bad Tuesday night. Clearly, he did a nice job, and shut down the D-Backs. The fact that this is a team that lacks veteran hitters…well, we’ll overlook that fact for Jamie this one time. Just don’t get overly excited. I’m sure Moyer was pitching with anger and defiance tonight, and that’s fine, but the only reason he was even out there was because of a thunderstorm. If Pedro had gotten knocked around, and Moyer saved the day, that would have been different. But, Pedro looked to be settling in after giving up a lead off homerun, and certainly didn’t do anything to lose his spot. Honestly, how much do we want to debate over the fifth starter, anyway? Thanks for the six innings Jamie, now hop on your little rascal, and get back to the bullpen. To address an earlier post, I guess the jury is still out on Ryan Howard getting really hot. Might have jumped the gun on that one with a little o-fer finsky.
Can someone get Brett Favre a new hat? I mean, come on. Throw on a Vikings hat, something. This is the hat he was wearing at the press conference today. And, what’s with the watch. Are you Phil Mickelson now? Mickelson wears a watch while he plays golf…if you didn’t know that. I used to wear the same hat all the time, but I wasn’t a millionaire…and I have a big old head that makes it hard to find one that fits. Favre just looks like a dirtbag. I’m pretty sure he threw a pick here too…even though there were no defenders on the field.
Old Brett did knock Mike Vick off the front page of most sports news outlets. The news on Vick hasn’t been too exciting, as in the Eagles are just slowly bringing him along. He worked with the scout team on Tuesday, and will not travel with the team to Indy for the second preseason game. He’s not eligible to play in the preseason until August 27th against Jacksonville. Brian Westbrook will not play against Indy either, and may not get a full speed snap in until the regular season opener against Carolina. I say better safe than sorry with Westy. A bigger concern remains the dinged up offensive line. Already battling position changes, and unfamiliarity, the guys can’t seem to get on the field together. Shawn Andrews spent Monday in Los Angeles getting his back examined, and there is no word on when he’ll return to practice. Jason Peters and Shawn’s brother Stacy will also not play against Indy.