Friday, July 22, 2011

Ricky Bennett got to see a great game

And it wasn't in the Astros organization. Nope, Ricky Bennett was at the Lakewood BlueClaws - Single-A affiliate of the Phillies - game last night (along with scouts from the White Sox and Rangers), as pitcher Jesse Biddle threw 6IP, 3H/2ER, 8K:3BB and Lakewood got a walk-off win over Greenville.

Biddle, on the trade rumors, in what sounds like a prayer to God:
The truth is I want to play for the Phillies, everybody knows that. If the Phillies want to trade me at some point than they can do that but the fact is I want to play for the Phillies. That's the team I've always wanted to play for.”

(We ran this through the Baseball Translator, which turned up: "Please God, don't let them trade me to the Astros.". Interesting.)