The Phillies Are Good, Like Really Good

Matt AnayaContributor IJuly 21, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 11:  Raul Ibanez #29 of the Philadelphia Phillies at bat against the New York Mets on June 11, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

After the first two hitters of Monday night’s game against the Phillies I said to myself, “Man, the Phillies are good.”

Like really good.

Like the Cubs have no chance of winning a game in the postseason against these guys.

Within the first five minutes of the bottom half of the first inning the Cubs were in trouble. Two runners on, no one out for the meat of the order, and if you think the Cubs have a good lineup, the Phillies lineup is ridiculously good.

Roger Maris, er I mean Raul Ibanez, Ryan Howard, and Chase Utley!

No, that is not a fantasy lineup, that is a World Series contending lineup and the lineup of the defending champs.

Not only is the three through five spots good for Philly but also the top of the order features a former MVP (Jimmy Rollins) and the starting center fielder for the 2009 NL All Star team (Shane Victorino).

The Phillies are so good that even after the top and the meat you still have 2009 All Star Jayson Werth ready to clean up everyone else’s mess.

Sheesh, that is totally ridiculous and if I were a pitcher, there would be a brown stain in the back of my pants every time I had runners on, nobody out for those mashers.