Sunday, April 06, 2008

Bloody Sunday

I can't believe the news today.
Oh, I can't close my eyes,
and make it go away.
How long,
How long must we sing this song?
How long? How long?
'Cause today, we can be as one.
Broken dreams from getting beat.
Losses piled up, can't take more defeat.
But they will heed the battle call.
It's time to stand up,
Time to stand up and take the ball.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Alright lets go!


Get Your Game Face On:
Today WSBGM's will be watching the game the way it's meant to be watched- with friends, beer, and food (I'm heading over to Corey's crib). Game time 1:15 with Brett "the Hitman" Myers toeing the rubber for the Phils against up-and-comer Edison Volquez for the Reds. Myers had a bit of a letdown opening day; after chucking four nice-and-tidy innings he opened the gates and let the cattle come home in his fifth and final inning. My gut feeling- he goes 7 strong today and the Phils are victorious. Then again, he could get shelled, leaving me with no option but dislocate my eyes from their sockets.



Bob D said...

That picture scares me.

I think Myers was pressing to get the game in last time out because the threat of rain was great.

Corey said...

correction on a comment carson made yesterday. he said the marlins got wes helms for cash. actually, the marlins got wes helms AND cash. the phils paid the marlins to take him.


i thought the phils were gonna win yesterday too so i don't even want to predict today. volquez owned us in spring, but we sucked in spring. i think hamels is a definite win though, maybe another 15 strikeout performance.

GM-Carson said...

Yes, we sent Helms and money to the Marlins. They in turn will either send back cash consideration or the almighty PTBNL (player to be named later).

Los said...

Ugh, another loss - who would've thought that Eaton would pitch a better game than Myers.

GM-Carson said...

Myers looks middle-of-the-pack in terms of starting pitchers...not what we need from him, and not what he gets paid to be.

I'm trying not to be pissed, but I have every right to be.

chuckm said...

Hey, long time no post, sorry it has to be gripes, but its time for the clubhouse class clowns Myers and Victorino to step up their games. An unacceptable week from both of them. THis may fall on deaf ears, but I can only hope Manuel can deviate from his strict and unwavering belief that "Well...yore catcher is duh guy whom bats 8th inna lineup" and consider putting Chooch 6th and Senor Out Feliz 8th. With 3 batters that will be around .400 OB%, that means lots of RBI opportunities for your 6-7 hole batters and I want the best batters
in those spots.

Jacobin said...

So far, my slogan for this season is:

Phillies' Baseball - It's Sucktastic!

GM-Carson said...

Corey and I were talking about just that thing today ChuckM. Usually a 7 or 8 hole hitter doesn't really matter all that much in the NL, but when your 4 and 5 hole hitters are Howard an Burrell (on base machines) you need someone at 6, 7, and 8 that can drive in runs. Feliz hacks at anything and everything, but so does Ruiz. There's going to be a lot of 1-2-3 low pitch innings when those 2 and the pitchers spot are due up.

chuckm said...

I agree that Ruiz can be hacktastic
but Feliz was the 4th easiest out in MLB last year. If it plays out that Choochie and Coste are hitting reasonably well and Senor Out is stuck on his .290 OB% clip I would hope that Manuel takes notice and make the ajustment in the lineup. I am not optomistic of this as Manuel apparently is under the mistaken impression that MLB rules states that catchers bat 8th. Remember the 2005 race where Lieberthal was raking during August and September and that stiff Bell was sucking big-time and killing numerous rallies with his feeble GIDPs? Not once did Manuel even consider the obvious which would be to put your better batter ahead of the weaker one in the lineup. The Phillies got a ridiculously good .306/.389/.850 in the 7th spot in 2007, and as much as I cant expect Ruiz/Coste to match that, I think a .150 drop in OPS that Feliz is likely to bring is too much of a drop and will translate into less runs scored. Let Feliz be Nunez with the ability to drop balls over the wall from time to time.

GM-Carson said...

When the Phils were courting Feliz, I called him just that "No-Hit Nunez with occasional pop".