J-Dub Huge in Game 5

22 Oct

I’ve been so on again, off again with Jayson Werth this season, but who hasn’t been?  At the traded deadline everyone was screaming for Domonic Brown to replace Jayson Werth because he was slumping so badly.  Like the rest of the Phillies he had a rather turbulent season.

Jayson had two of the biggest plays of the night on Thursday.  His home run in the top of the 9th was just the cushion that Brad Lidge needed to come out and pitch a comfortable inning.   It was the only homer hit in the three games at At&T Park.  But Jayson’s outfield assist in the bottom of the 4th was probably my favorite play.

Cody Ross had just doubled home Pat Burell when Pablo Sandoval drove one to right.  Werth settled underneath it and threw a frozen rope all the way to Polly to tag out Ross who mistakenly thought he could beat out the cannon that is Jayson Werth.  Being the


third out at third base is one of the biggest no-no’s in the game.  It was pretty stupid to try and advance there because he was already in scoring position.  I was just glad to see Cody Ross screw up.

Werth is going to be due a hefty paycheck after the season is over, and I still am on the fence whether I want the Phillies to be the one writing the check.  This helped.  

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2 Responses to “J-Dub Huge in Game 5”

  1. barbward October 22, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    I’ve never been on the fence as far as Werth is concerned. He has heart, he respects his team mates and appreciates their efforts and he truly belongs on the Philadelphia Phillie team. He gives his best efforts, has his game face on and has talent that is not so easily replaced. Pay him what he’s worth and keep him in Philadelphia where he belongs. I am a loyal and appreciative fan of his and no matter where he ends up next season I will still be his biggest fan. I have no doubt about that. Barb

  2. phillies_phollowers October 22, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    Werth has been good, but they will never be able to pay him. Looks like the Dom Brown era starts in 2011.


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