It took 5 games, but this was the one where good hitting beat good pitching. Finally!! The Phillies offense got off to an early start and their relief pitching held off a furious attack by the Yankees late in the game to earn an 8-6 victory. Luckily for the Phils, Brad Lidge did not make it into the game – as I predicted…
Each team was led by their offensive superstar – for the Yankees it was Alex Rodriguez and for the Phillies it was Chase Utley.
A-Rod went 2-for-4 while driving in three runs and scoring another. His 2 RBI in the 8th inning started another Yankee comeback that ultimately fell short. Nobody’s talking about the A-Rod that didn’t get his first hit of the series until Game 3 anymore…
Utley was the Phillie’s offensive spark as he launched 2 home runs – a 3-run blast in the 1st inning and then a solo shot in the 7th. He wound up going 2-for-3 with 4 RBI and 3 runs scored. Utley now has 5 home runs in 5 games. We’ll see if that streak continues on Wednesday…
Game 6 is right around the corner as we head back to Yankee Stadium. Pedro versus Pettitte should be classic!!!
Posted in Random Baseball Thoughts
Tagged 2009 baseball season, 2009 world series, A-Rod, AJ Burnett, alex rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, baseball, baseball cards, brad lidge, bronx bombers, C.C. Sabathia, chase utley, cliff lee, cole hamels, derek jeter, hideki matsui, jamie moyer, jason werth, jimmy rollins, joba chamberlain, jorge posada, mark teixeira, new york yankees, pedro martinez, philadelphia phillies, phillies, ryan howard, shane victorino, world series, yankee stadium, yankees
1989 Fleer Darryl Strawberry
I like this card. The 1989 Fleer set was not very popular, but like many of the late 80’s issues from Fleer, these cards look good for certain teams and terrible for others.
For the Mets, these cards look great! The dark grey design works well with the Mets’ team colors. And the white pinstriping adds a nice baseball element to the card.
The picture of Darryl looks great – and my only issue would be that they cut away the top of the barrel of Darryl’s bat to make the picture fit. Normally I would complain loudly about this, but since the Mets’ logo is in the upper-right corner, and it looks great there, I will let it slide.
Another great addition to my Darryl Strawberry player collection!! YES!!!
Posted in Darryl Strawberry Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1986 world series, 1996 world series, 1999 world series, all-star, darryl strawberry, dodgers, los angeles dodgers, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, world series, yankees
Cecil Fielder played 1,097 games before stealing his first base, the longest any player has ever gone without stealing a base.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 1996 wo, 1996 wor, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball trivia, blue jays, cecil fielder, detroit tigers, Did You Know...., home run king, home runs, japan, new york yankees, sports trivia, stolen base, tigers, toronto blue jays, world series, yankees
Bob Feller turns 91 years old today!!
Bob Feller is the second oldest living Hall of Famer(the first is Bobby Doerr). Amazingly Mr. Feller gets around pretty well and can still be found on the autograph circuit or at his own museum making appearances.
Feller had a stellar 18-year career in the major leagues. He played for the Cleveland Indians for the duration of his career, which started at the young age of just 17!!
Feller finished his career with a 266-162 record, which was good for a 62% winning percentage. He complied (6) 20-win seasons. His career ERA of 3.25 was extremely low for a starting pitcher during his era.
Bob Feller was an 8-time All-star. He also finished in the Top 8 for the league MVP award 6 times. The Cy Young award had not been awarded during Feller’s career. If it had, he would have undoubtedly won one if not many of them!!!
Happy Birthday Mr. Feller!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tagged all-star, baseball, baseball cards, Bob Feller, bob feller museum, cleveland indians, cy young, cy young award, Hall Of Fame, HOF, indians, pitcher, starting pitcher