Monday, August 31, 2015

Howard has a flu-type thing

Frank Sinatra has a cold and Ryan Howard, it seems, has the flu. The Phillies lineup is unusual tonight, and my first thought was, “hmm, shaking it up, Charlie?” But he explained the changes this way: Howard had a fever of 104 last night and has “the flu or something.” He went to the hospital, and can’t play today. He is at the ballpark, though he declined to speak with the media. He was walking around and even told a joke, so I wouldn’t worry too much. Manuel doesn’t know if Howard is available to pinch hit. Paul Bako was just due a start, and got one on his birthday. Manuel wants to see what he has in the catcher, and you’ve got to play him in order to do that. Manuel likes Dobbs at first base more than Stairs. Rollins SS Victorino CF Utley 2b Stairs LF Werth RF Dobbs 1b Feliz 3b Bako C Happ LHP

Howard has a flu-type thing

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Frank Sinatra has a cold and Ryan Howard, it seems, has the flu. The Phillies lineup is unusual tonight, and my first thought was, “hmm, shaking it up, Charlie?” But he explained the changes this way: Howard had a fever of 104 last night and has “the flu or something.” He went to the hospital, and can’t play today. He is at the ballpark, though he declined to speak with the media. He was walking around and even told a joke, so I wouldn’t worry too much. Manuel doesn’t know if Howard is available to pinch hit. 

Paul Bako was just due a start, and got one on his birthday. Manuel wants to see what he has in the catcher, and you’ve got to play him in order to do that. Manuel likes Dobbs at first base more than Stairs.
 
Rollins SS
Victorino CF
Utley 2b
Stairs LF
Werth RF
Dobbs 1b
Feliz 3b
Bako C
Happ LHP
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