How does he do it? Towers has had the uncanny ability all season to have what looks like a great (if unfortunate) game going, which then turns ugly in a few blinks. Today he was cruising along- even striking out guys like crazy with some backdoor sliders, and had allowed only one unearned run because of a Jason Phillips throw to second that took a terrible hop sideways. Then he puts one on a tee for Bonds, limps out of the inning, and all of a sudden that was an ugly start to the worst offensive team in baseball right now.
I want to say that he still pitched a pretty good game, and he just got (rather predictably) tagged by the greatest home run hitter of all-time. But he’s turning the “stealth implosion” into an art form.
Also, I’m sure Wilner has already answered this about a thousand times on the Fan, but why the @#$%@ didn’t Jason Phillips bunt after Lind’s leadoff double? He doesn’t exactly have the greatest bat control to try and ground one to the right side, but he’s laid down some terrific bunts this season. And if nothing else right now, Frank the Tank can hit fly balls. That’s a total no-brainer with Morris in a groove. Even Jamie freaking Campbell called for it!