Looks like I can finally chillax (chill and relax combo), because the Phils notched a 1 in the W column yesterday for the 1st time this season. I say that like it's been a long time, but the reality of it is it's only been 3 games. Those were 3grueling games though, as the Phils play was riddled with bad baseball. Let's recap that opening series against the gNats.
*The offense has already seen their share of ups and downs, and they're going to have to break out the "O" face a bit more if they plan on contending...and they will. Rollins, Utley, Howard, Burrell, and Jenkins seem ready to break out of the funk of seasons' past disappointments in April.
*The defense has been subpar thus far; actually subpar is putting it lightly, it has been ugly. 2007 Gold Glover Jimmy Rollins has already committed 2 errors after making only 11 all of last season. His double play buddy Chase Utley has joined in the fumblehands madness to post 2 errors of his own. Carlos Ruiz, Jamie Moyer, and Pedro Feliz have added 1 apiece as well to bring the total to 7 errors in 3 games. That must improve, but chillax it's only the beginning of the season.
*The pitching has also seen its share of ups and downs, but the staff era of 4.82 is right on course for what is expected of them this year. Hamels pitched a gem, but the M&M boys (Myers and Moyer) didn't exactly come out guns blazing. They need to melt in your mouth, not in your hand next time around. The bullpen has been good and bad...at least Tom Gordon cut his era down by 3/4 from 135.00 to 33.75.
*Onward bound to Cincy to face the Reds this weekend, with Kendrick facing Fogg tonight to open the series. Like Frankie says "Relax", it'll be alright...right?