Manuel Is Not Happy
The Yankees absolutely smoked the Phillies today at George M. Steinbrenner Field, 12-0.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel couldn’t have been more upset with the way his team played in the field. I normally cringe when a manager or pitcher says he threw better than his line indicated, but that was the case with Kendrick. Kendrick allowed five runs in four innings, but he got no help defensively. Bobby Mosebach had a similar problem when he pitched.
Charlie, the defense. Your thoughts?
“We had some shabby defense,” Manuel said. “(Kendrick’s) line definitely should have been better. We made mistakes. We made a hell of a lot of (bleeping) mistakes. That was really a nice game. I think any game like that (ticks) you off, but the best thing you can do is (bleeping) go out there and get on the bus and forget about that son of a (gun). Yeah, that was a horse (bleep, bleeping) game. If I played in that (bleeping) game I definitely (bleeping) would take a good inventory of myself. That was a horse (bleep) game. They don’t get no better than that. God (darn) it, that’s terrible.
“I’d say we kind of (bleeping) hit rock bottom there for a while.”