Monday, August 18, 2003

Punto sent down

I finally found the other half of the Telemaco transaction: INF Nick Punto was sent down to Scranton. The move has to be seen as a numbers issue, as Punto played well in his role as a pinch-hitter/backup infielder. With Chase Utley playing everyday, Tomas Perez and Tyler Houston move back to the bench, making Punto expendable.

I, for one, hope to see him back soon. He is energenic and scrappy...just the kind of player that Phillies fans fall in love with.