Nearly a month ago I trashed the Phillies pitching staff for being, well...trash. I was not incorrect in my assessment of the severity of the situation as the team era is every bit as crappy then as it is now; plus we currently employ human run factory J.D. Durbin as our 5th starter, so things don't look to get better. My original post was titled 10 Spot in regards to the Phils propensity to surrender outrageous amounts of runs to the opposition. At the time of the post, our pitching woes had amassed 9 games of 10+ runs given up, all leading to losses, but amazingly haven't given up that dubious mark since then, although they've still sucked immensely. By the way, our pitching is the worst in the NL.
To counterbalance our horrific pitching staff, we possess the NL's most prolific offense...end result equaling 2 games above .500 (46-44). Today's 10 Spot is focusing on the offense's ability to post double digit runs on the scoreboard. Although we haven't overcome the nasty 9 games mentioned above, the Phils have scorched the opponent 6 times for 10+ runs, twice consecutively coming the past 2 days...here's hoping for a 3rd day in a row today.
The Good 10 Spot:
*April 23 vs. Astros win 11-4
*May 12 vs. Cubs win 11-7
*May 27 vs. Braves win 13-6
*June 26 vs. Reds win 11-4
*July 13 vs. Cardinals win 13-3
*July 14 vs. Cardinals win 10-4
Jars of Clay Condrey is back in the hiz-zouse! Patty G decided Condrey was far too valuable to have sitting in Ottawa, so he called him back up for the 17th time this season while optioning Anderson Garcia back down. Condrey's MLB era this year is 7.36 compared to Garcia's 13.50, I can see the obvious improvement...genius this Gillick man is.
Two days in a row of national tv coverage. Yesterday the Phils dominated St. Louis on Fox and today they get the ESPN Sunday Night Game stage. Hopefully Peter Gammons stirs up some crazy rumor about the Phils trading for Johan Santana or Alex Rodriguez or whips out his guitar and does a punk rendition of Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John.