It promises to be a great day at the ballpark for all you moms so hopefully you’ll be out here. Eric Stults, who lost his mother to cancer right before Spring Training, paid tribute to her yesterday incredibly with a victory move his record to 4-1. It’s players like him who are stepping up to help put this team on top of the division, not to mention Juan Pierre, who had an incredible game yesterday to help lead the team to victory.
Don’t forget to give your mom a call today or stop by and see her…in the meantime, here’s the lineup for the homestand finale:
And here’s Joe’s update to the media just minutes ago:
On giving players the day off: It was a little easier with the two day games, easier to split it up.
On Kuroda: Kuroda threw a bullpen today.
On Manny: He’s still beat up by this thing. He’s embarrassed. He still has to clear his head until he feels good enough to come out. Hopefully in the near future here.
On whether Manny is in Florida: That’s a personal thing. I don’t know how to answer that. I don’t think so.
On carrying a 13th pitcher: Stults made a case for not needing it yesterday. There’s still a certain security of having it. We’re not strapped. The only thing is you can’t pinch hit early.
On the Phillies: We know they’re a good team. They’re a team you measure yourself by.