Looks like the season finally started for the Phils offense, as they decided to show up two games in a row (9 runs Sunday, 11 last night). We now have a nice little three game winning streak going on that should actually be five games...thanks a lot Gordon (blown save Friday). There's no looking back now, to hell with three, we need four! I think you could all agree with me that the single blade razor sucks, and actually agitates the skin more so than ridding your mug of facial hair. I started shaving with a two-blade razor, good for the puberty peach fuzz, but not for a manly beard. Few years ago I upgraded to the three-blade system and noticed that my cheeks can actually be smooth again. Since then I've tried out the Quattro- as if 4 blades is magically better than 3...holy Siegfried & Roy it is! So after our win tonight against the gNats, will we be going for the ultimate sensation of 5?
*Jimmy Rollins meant what he said "the Phillies are the team to beat in the NL East this season." He can't help the fact that the rest of his team didn't show up for the first 2 and a half weeks of the season. His line- .313 AVG, 19 R, 4 doubles, 2 triple, 7 HR, 14 RBI, 2 SB, 8 BB, 1.071 OPS. Finally his boys are starting to back him up and the Phils are trying to come out of April within spitting distance of the Mets and Braves.
*Shane Victorino is a spark plug (.319 AVG, .407 On-Base %). If he and Rollins can manage to bat .285+ for the season and get on base at a .345+ clip, this offense is going to be flippin' sweet! We all know the Flyin' Hawaiian is fast, and he's transferring that speed into being a nemesis and distraction on the base paths. I'm also absolutely enamored with his defense.
*I'm still not sold on Adam Eaton. Last night's performance (4 runs in 6 innings) is about what I expect from him (Cory Lidle-like). Eaton could do better if he managed to cut out some of the free passes he gives away (11 walks in 23.2 IP). Overall, for a 5th starter, he's not that bad, but don't confuse my words...he's not that good either.
*Grand Pappy Moyer takes the mound tonight against Washington. He pitched 8 beautiful innings against them last Thursday, so lets hope he took his arthritis medicine and chugged some prune juice, because we need him to lull the Nationals' hitters to sleep again this evening.
*One thing that Corey and I strongly agree on is the sayings, "he needs work" or "since he's already warmed up, may as well bring him in" are bogus and retarded. Brett Myers was unavailable to pitch last night because Fuqua used him in a 7 run game Sunday afternoon (luckily we didn't need him). Chris Wheeler, the brown-nosing organizational puppet that he is, said it was the right move. Baloney! I'm not a MLB pitcher, but I know tossing some warm-up pitches in the bullpen is entirely different than facing batters in an actual game, plus it equals more total pitches. Please never confuse Manuel for a mathlete, or Wheeler for an actual baseball analyst.