Just watched a video about CBP crowd noise. Turns out "Motorhead" performs at 108db, so CBP at 111db is at rock concert levels. "Led Zep" reached 130db and apparently some current band does too.
Hope everybody is enjoying the Alec Bohm show. Hard to believe he wasn't born at 3B after yesterday. Brooks Robinson never played any better. (When the O's beat the Dodgers in a WS, Lasorda said something like, "If we were meant to win the WS, Brooks Robinson wouldn't have played 3B against us.")
Really nice outing for Nola. When your bad pitches get nailed and your D gets you outs anyway, you pitch a lot better, as Nola will tell you.
Kelly must be talking to himself. Pitched a really great game against the Phils allowing only 3 hits in 5+, but got pulled and lost the game! The adage that solo homers don't kill you is dead. I'm wondering how strong the AZ pen is, cause they were none too yesterday - could be their weak spot.
Hoffman got his moment and looked strong again, ready for his next opportunity to pitch under pressure. Looked proud of the way he pitched, too, giving the mysterious Phils hand signal as he walked off.
IMHO, Kerkering is the strongest arm in the pen. On the mound, he is just oblivious to the world around him save the batter and catcher, a picture of concentration. He is forever near the black, and so gets to 3 -2 more than you'd like. One of the announcers said, "... has 'future closer' written all over him..." Big Rob must be getting ready to give him some responsibility. The Phils pen can close a game after 5. Hoping they don't NEED to, but it would be fun to watch.
Saw a shot of DD in the stands - looked like he was calmly reading texts. Some reporter was asking him several weeks ago why he thought the Phils might get into the playoffs and he answered by simply naming all the stars on this team that he built. The game yesterday was the kind of game many expected the Phils to play all year, just beating the other team into the field. Maybe we'll get a few more. The shots of the fans showed how wild and crazy CBP is these days. The announcers called it "a party", too.
How many minutes until game time?