Good golly, Buddy Holly! Jamie Moyer is our staff ace? In fact he currently is, as he's the only one that we can trust to give us a quality start every time he takes the mound. Yesterday he pitched 6 2/3 innings of no-hit ball against the Marlins and finished the day with 7 1/3 scoreless innings with only 2 hits surrendered and 5 strikeouts...added bonus 2-3 with a double at the plate (picture above shows him gliding around the bases). Overall stats- 3 wins, 34 IP, 24 K, 2.65 ERA, and a 1.15 WHIP with amazingly only 1 homerun given up. I don't care if he's 44 years old or 24 years old, the man knows how to pitch.
Coming through in a pinch- Greg Dobbs. The Phillies were 2 for their last 3,298 at bats with the bases loaded before Dobbs hit a bases clearing double in the 8th inning to give the Phils some breathing room. It may have not seemed like a big deal, but it may have meant the difference between seeing Alfonseca and another blown save in the making by Tom Gordon.
Jayson Werth has been getting a lot of criticism throughout the Phils blogsphere, but he really hasn't been that bad. He already has 4 pinch hits, made a nice run saving catch in the alley yesterday, and has been performing well for a bench player. I still don't agree with guaranteeing 1 million dollars to a player coming off a season and a half of injury, but he's our best bench player right now, so maybe we should cut him some slack. Then again, my wife says he looks skeezy...does kind of look like a scuzzball doesn't he?
Donut-Eater tries to start another winning streak tonight against the Braves and the Hotlanta starter Tim Hudson. Lieber has pitched marvelous in his 2 starts this year giving up only 2 runs in 11 2/3 innings, and his overall ERA is 3.21 with a sparkling .93 WHIP. Hudson has been very impressive, coming into the game with a 1.22 ERA, .97 WHIP, and 3 wins. Pitchers duel? I'm going with the Donut King, so scarf down a couple jelly-filled pastries for our brother-in-arms this morning.