*Pat Burrell hit his 2nd homerun, ending a 1-19 skid. He was nearly at Sebastian Bach level there.
*Brett Myers is ready to take over as ace of the staff after battling himself and his wife for that matter over the past few seasons. Yesterday he pitched 6 scoreless innings of 2 hit ball while striking out 7. He gets my opening day nod, but then again I'm not Charles Fuqua Manuel (thank goodness), as he may opt to throw Adam Eaton out there on April 2nd for all we know.
*Disney-destined Chris Coste isn't getting much playing time this spring...ah, why not? He reportedly has a strained hammy.
*Eude Brito was finally able to pitch in a spring game after an offseason car wreck. He threw 1 inning and didn't give up a run, which puts him smack-dab at the top of the crap-heap of bullpen contestants.
*Tom Gordon, to to hell with the "Flash" moniker, was allowed to hurl yesterday and lost the game...brings a double connotation to "hurl".
*The Phillies Grapefruit record now stands at a pitiful 7-11.
*Youngster Andrew McCutchen looks ready for the prime time with a solid spring thus far- .333 (12-36).
*Starting pitchers Ian Snell, Tony Armas, Shawn Chacon, and Paul Maholm are all pitching well recording sub-4 ERA's.
*Lefty Shane Youman is making a case for himself to be in the bullpen, especially since big-boy lefty Matt Capps is experiencing arm problems.
*Dan Kolb has a 0.00 ERA...he was a minor league signing.
*My favorite Pirate, Ronny Paulino, is batting a cool .500 (14-28).
*The Pirate's record is even more disgraceful than the Phillies, standing at 6-12.