Friday, July 31, 2009

No, the other Sanchez

Remember him? No-hitter guy? Ring a bell?

Yeah, it is easy to be overlooked on this pitching staff, with Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum doing their Cy Young pas de deux, but Young Jonathan showed again why he's The Southpaw To Be Taken Seriously. I know, I know, he did one of those loopy-lefty things in the 6th, flinging fastballs to the backstop in seeming disregard for ordinary strike zone protocols, and Ol' Boch had to send him to his corner. But this is the Phils we are talking about, the defending champs, with more offensive firepower than an armored cavalry troop. JSanchez (there you have it, mates, JSanchez and FSanchez are the editor-approved monikers) struck out 7, including 1 apiece for Rollins, Utley, Werth and Howard, the first four hitters! Eugenio Velez reminds me of an ancient Giant--Derrel Thomas--who was a Johnny-on-the-spot type for some really bad mid-70s teams. Willie McCovey was on the radio with Dave Flemming for the 50th anniversary of his debut, and he said that Pablo Sandoval was his "favorite player." Did we need any more reason to love this kid? And a Splash Hit to boot!

4 comments:

Bob said...

If Velez was the guy we just traded for a week ago we'd be madly in love with him and calling him a god. As it is we're just sort of waiting for the wheels to fall off and for Senor Bonehead to re-emerge.

M.C. O'Connor said...

We're all Boneheads on this bus, pal.

But you've a point there--when will the real Eugenio return?

We are a banged-up team. Even our new guy, FSanchez, is hurt. Let's hope we get Tim some runs.

Zo said...

mid-game Saturday. Can anyone tell me why E. Velez is on our major league roster? Why did we get Sanchez, F and Garko if we don't intend to trade them? Is this some kind of way to overweight Matt's chances of winning the Cy Young by stacking the line-up with these guys when Tim pitches?

analog said...

Yes,
you are right it is easy to be overlooked on this pitching........


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