Greetings from windy Philly
If chicks really do dig the longball like Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine told us in those old Nike commercials, then this should be a delightful Mother’s Day for those moms watching today’s series finale between the Braves and Phillies at windy Citizens Bank Park.
Braves starter Kenshin Kawakami is certainly susceptible to enduring the damage of the longball. But the five homers he’s surrendered in his first 26 2/3 innings are nothing compared to the National League-high 10 homers that Brett Myers allowed during his first six starts this season.
Myers has gone 0-3 with an 8.59 ERA in his past three starts against the Braves. He has surrendered three homers during two of those starts and during the other outing, he was touched for 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
With a strong wind blowing out to right field this afternoon, you’re going to see some defensive adventures and possibly hear some postgame quotes that include the mention of some cheap homer that was blown over the outfield wall.
Jorge Campillo, who has been on the DL since April 18 with a fatigued right shoulder, will throw a bullpen session on Monday and then possibly begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Friday.
We’ll keep this post short. But I want to again say Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, who thanks to the arrangement I made with TBS is able to watch today’s game back in Wheeling, WV.
She continues to do whatever she can to help her children. Knowing that my hotel’s cable package didn’t include Versus and forgetting about the power of the internet, she callled moments after the Penguins completed last night’s overtime victory over the Capitals.
This is the same woman who believes hockey is the worst sport going. One day when my sister and I were young, my dad proposed that we all head to Pittsburgh to see the Pens.
Mom’s response: “I don’t know why I have to go. I didn’t do anything wrong.”