Monday, May 2, 2011

At Least America Won

Normally, I would have some sort of detailed breakdown of the weekend, but honestly, I don't have all that much to say. The Eagles drafted a bunch of guys, including a kicker in the fourth round, which is something. I am extremely intrigued with the Casey Matthews and Dion Lewis picks. Don't really have any feeling about any of the rest.

Vance Worley pitched a very impressive six innings of shutout ball on Friday as Ryan Howard mashed the Phillies to a 10-3 win with a two-run homer and a grand slam. Then on Saturday, Roy Halladay broke faces for nine straight innings yet again, going the distance in a 2-1 victory highlighted by a clutch John Mayberry home run.

That was the good on Saturday. The bad, of course, was the Flyers. During the game, I got several text messages about how bad Brian Boucher was sucking and how this team "carries 3 AHL goalies." Go ahead and blame Brian Boucher for the 7-3 loss in game 1 if you want to, but Matt P. got it right. The reality of the situation was that the Flyers played absolutely no defense. They left Bruins wide open in front of the net and in the slot all game long. Boston was simply the more physical, better prepared team, and they took advantage of the ridiculously numerous defensive breakdown of the Flyers. No goaltender in the world was going to save them Saturday. Hopefully that changes tonight.

And yesterday, despite Cliff Lee giving up just one run, the Phillies lost 2-1 in 14 innings, failing to complete the sweep. But that wasn't the story, of course, as everyone knows by now.

So, uh, America. Fuck yeah.

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