Saturday, July 21, 2007
Canes, Prune Juice, and Levitra
Lets get right to the point...Jamie Moyer and David Wells are OLD! Both lefties are 44 years old and bring a combined age of 88 years with 42 seasons of experience under their belts to the mound tonight in San Deigo. In their careers they've combined for 6,853 ip, 4,238 k, 458 wins, 1,239 games, and 16 teams. Grand Pappy Moyer has been getting rocked of late (3 losses and 10.06 era in July), but should be able to pitch well against a pitiful Padres lineup in a spacious park. As Moyer has been getting worse as the season goes on, Hefty-Lefty Wells has been getting better steadily dropping his era every month; and we know southpaws give the Phils fits.
*Pat Burrell's 10 game hitting streak ended last night, but he did walk twice and contribute and rbi. Pat catches a lot of flak on this site, and deservedly so, but I think we can all agree it is nice to have him hitting well again, if only for a short time. I'm hoping he can stay hot for the rest of the 2nd half, but then again I've been hoping for world peace since I was 5 years old and that hasn't happened either.
*Eaton Beaver notched his 9th win of the season. I'm not quite sure how he's managed to collect 9 wins with a 5.84 era and 1.55 whip, but nonetheless Gavin Eaton is on pace to win 15 games this season believe it or not.
*Update- Ryan Howard is back, Shane Victorino is fast, and Chase Utley is awesome!!!