In Doug’s Dugout today, we talk about unsung heroes, dropping like flies, and other moronic thoughts:
My primary thrust today was focusing on replacing Mike Pelfey’s innings (the Chris Schwinden experiment failed), but then Mike Nickeas and Jordany Valdespin had the audacity to interrupt me with last night’s heroics against the Phillies.
How dare they!
Sometimes it is the unsung players, who reside in the shadows that emerge to provide scintillating moments for a ballclub. Last night it was Nickeas, that stroked a big double while replacing the woozy Josh Thole (more on that later) to keep a drive alive, and Valdespin golfing a Jonathan Papelbon pitch for a three-run home run and 5-2 victory.
(Is it my imagination, but have I seen this movie before against the purse-lipped Pappy, starring Omir Santos? Yes, back in 2009 at Fenway Park.)
David Wright had tied the tilt at two apiece, doubling over the third base bag against Doc Halladay. The best right-hander in baseball was en ...