Red Sox show Phillies how to play Baseball

Red Sox show Phillies how to play Baseball

Red Sox fans are a lot like Yankee fans.  They will try to disagree, but it is true.  While at the games this weekend, I tried to chat up some fans wearing Sox gear.  I would start with a where in Boston are you from? and not a single person I asked was from Boston or even anywhere near Boston.  One group was from Maryland, another from Vermont, one from Iowa?  I will never understand how someone from Maryland is a fan of a team from Boston?  I guess I am and always will be a Philly fan; don't other locations have loyalties?  None of these Boston fans seemed to be real baseball people either.  The group of girls I chatted up gave the "I like the Sox 'cause Damon is so cute!"  Puke.

As far as the baseball games, the Sox simply embarrassed the Phillies.  The Frustratin' Phils were simply no match for the World Champions.  The Red Sox lineup is flat out stacked from top to bottom.  There are no Mike Lieberthals or David Bells in their line up.  The Phillies gave us nothing at all to be excited about this weekend with the sole exception of a mini rally today which fell short.

I don't even have a whole lot to say after the three pitiful losses to the Sox.  Friday night they got owned by the knuckle baller Tim Wakefield and Jon Lieber continued to give up the long ball.  Saturday's game showed the continued struggles of Vincente Padilla and today's game showed the holes in the pen among other shortcomings.

In other news, I went to today's game with my Mother and Father as a little Father's day treat.  My Mom claims it was her first Phillies game since Connie Mack Stadium.  I found that amazing.  In contrast, it was my first Phillies game since.. Friday.

Some pictures from Friday and Sunday's games after the Jump.

Sunday:

 

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

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Photo: Penn Athletics

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.

Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).

Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.

Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.

Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.

Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.

Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats. 

Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season. 

Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin. 

Phillies

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF 
4. Maikel Franco, 3B 
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P