Shane Victorino looked a little like a professional wrestler last night at Chase Field.
How about Rey Mysterio?
Victorino survived a clothesline from Conor Jackson in the eighth inning last night in a 5-4 comeback victory over the Diamondbacks.
“All I know is that I was on my back,” Victorino said of the play that set up the Phillies' big inning. “That’s all I remember. It didn’t feel good at the time, but now I feel good."
It was a big victory for the Phillies, who didn't want to face Brandon Webb today in the series finale trying to get a split.
The Phillies sure have missed Jimmy Rollins, who could be back in the Phillies lineup tomorrow night at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Baseball Prospectus estimates that Rollins' stint on the DL has cost them at least nine runs over the past month.
"That is a conservative estimate because a healthy Rollins would take more plate appearances than Bruntlett has, due to batting leadoff," Baseball Prospectus' Joe Sheehan said. "I'm applying a level of exactitude that doesn't exist in the real world. Given the error bands on projecting Rollins' performance and the very real plate-appearances issue, I think it's safe to say that the difference between Rollins and Bruntlett, offense only, is about a third of a run per game, which would be nine runs overall."
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The Phillies today acquired lefthander Stephen Randolph from the Houston Astros for a player to be named.
The Phillies have been looking for lefthanded relief help, but Randolph is not joining the Phillies. He's joining triple-A Lehigh Valley as the Phillies continue to shuffle minor-league players, but he at least has big-league experience. In 109 appearances in the majors with Arizona and Houston, he is 10-7 with a 5.52 ERA.
He is 0-1 with a 1.20 ERA in 11 appearances for triple-A Round Rock.
The winner for worst ballpark music is Chase Field. Hands down. I thought PNC Park in Pittsburgh was bad because they still think Eddie Money and .38 Special are Billboard chart toppers, but the music at Chase is a mix of yuck and bad.
Thanks again to The 700 Level for posting this clip.