Chase Utley comes back from his hand injury, and goes 3-5 with a homer and 2 RBI, as the Phillies beat the Mets (sad Metsy) 9-2. I guess some other stuff happened, but I ignored that noise. Oh, I did see that it was some sort of mascot function at Citizens Bank Park, so I entertained myself with that. Alas, I couldn’t find any pictures of the mascot hotness, but I did see that some Spartan was there, as was the New Orleans Hornet, and Li’l Red (yeah, whoever that is). Also, I heard Keith Hernandez wonder why the flowers in the bullpen were purple and not red. Keith, you’re so weird.
The next best thing to a Mets victory is a Yankee loss, and I got one of those – a good one! The Tigers pounded the Yankees, 16-0. Mike Mussina, the bitchy little diva, lasted only 3 innings and gave up 6 runs. Guess what, Mussina, they’re gonna replace your ass with someone else – anyone else – in the starting rotation, because you’ve pitched like garbage your last three starts. A bunch of the Tigers hit well (as you can imagine), and Verlander pitched 7 innings, surrendering 3 hits and no runs.
On the same day that Michael Vick pleads guilty to federal dogfighting charges, the Falcons beat the Bengals (more violence on animals?!) 24-19. Joey Harrington threw for 164 yards, good for 2 touchdown passes. Carson Palmer also threw 2 touchdown passes, and threw 136 yards.
And finally, the U.S. Open is now in full swing, with the usual cast of characters winning on the first night.