Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Deja Vu All Over Again?

2007...

2008...

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Game Preview
Chiropractic Hamels v. Tim Redding
I work with a guy who's from Rochester and claims to know Tim Redding. He says he's a nice guy. Even still, I hope he gets hit so hard he never wants to step onto a baseball field again. The opening day loss is merely one...,however, the Phils can't afford another losing April and dropping the first series to the Nationals would be a demoralizing start. Simply put, they need to win. They will win.
First pitch at 7:05 on WPSG (CW) in the Philly area...and on no TV in the Harrisburg area. Crap.

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Corey

23 comments:

furiousBall said...

I really want to see Cole step up here and show that he is the ace.

Dan said...

Redding fared rather well against the Phils last year if I recall correctly, but he hardly has dominant stuff. I think their offense is going to jump on top of them.

I hope Seanez steps up and has a good first outing if/when he gets in. It would be nice to have him be the Romero of 2008.

And finally, Tuesday was a pretty good day for the Sillies. The Mets drop a game to Rich VandenHurk (the Netherlands' submission to the Mr. Universe competition) and Pedro goes down after three innings of (pretty crappy) pitching. Chances are that Jorge Sosa moves into his spot in the rotation, which leaves them with Santana, Sosa, Perez, Maine, and Pelfrey. That's still probably better than the Phillies' rotation, but it ain't as pretty as it was on Opening Day.

GM-Carson said...

Pedro getting hurt is good news. I feel bad saying that, but not really, F' the Mets!

Tim Redding is like many mediocre pitchers who happen to find success against the Phils for some odd reason.

I didn't know that game wasn't on tv tonight, that pisses me off!

GM-Carson said...

By the way, Ray Olmedo signed a minor league deal with Washington. Guess he felt Christian Guzman and Ronnie Belliard weren't of the same ilk as Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.

Bob D said...

Nats the team to beat at 2-0, better than the rest of the league.

Is Tom Gordon still closer? If so, hope for a blow out in favor of the Phils, followed by 4 more.

Bob D said...

Bad judgement by Ruiz to throw that pick off attempt.
Gordon and his 135.00 ERA that has to be the best (which is bad).
I say cut half of the pitchers and go with Moyer, Hamels, Myers, Lidge, Madson, Romero, Saenez, Kendrick, and Chad Durbin the rest of the way. Also attempt to pick up Tomas Perez since he can pitch.

GM-Carson said...

I still think Gillick should throw lefty Steve Kline a bone. See if he'll take a minor league contract, plop him in Lehigh Valley for a couple weeks, and if he suceeds call his ass up.

GM-Carson said...

Today marks the anniversay for the great trade of '92 between Houston and Philadelphia. Phils sent Jason Grimsley to the Astros and they blessed us with the diamond in the rough of Curt Schilling.

GM-Carson said...

From MLBTR-
Paul Hagen of the Philadelphia Daily News says it's likely that Wes Helms will be moved by Saturday, when closer Brad Lidge is set to come off the DL. Hagen suggests the Dodgers as a good fit. Ned Colletti could offer up a player to be named later, or just wait and see if the Phils release Helms. He has $2.9MM left on his contract.

The Dodgers had been eyeing Alex Cintron and almost signed Marcus Giles. Helms doesn't quite fit their profile, as he's never played second base. And Dylan Hernandez believes Helms might prefer opportunities with Florida or Atlanta, if possible. The Braves just signed Scott Spiezio though. Hernandez adds that the Astros told the Dodgers Mark Loretta isn't available, at least not until Kaz Matsui comes back.

Jacobin said...

Maybe when Wes Helms goes he could take Tom Gordon with him.

kentucky phils phan said...

i hope cole steps up as well, and that chase and j roll stay on this pace...o yeah and that somewhere between now and september, we find a bullpen, that would be nice.

GM-Carson said...

If Seanez can pitch like he did last season and Lidge can come back healthy and effective that will go a long ways towards reinforcing/suring up this dumpster of a 'pen.

By the way, what the hell happened to our buddy Benjah? I miss him.

GreggyD said...

I go to Millersville, which is in Lancaster so we get all Harrisburg TV stuff as well, but it is on MASN, even though we have to deal with the shitty Nationals broadcast team.

Corey said...

no MASN on Comcast of Harrisburg...

GM-Carson said...

Well, sounds like I need to make a call to the local cable provider and do one of my annual bitch-fits. I do it a few times a season when the O's replace my Phils.

Jacobin said...

Say goodbye to Wes Helms... though we got nothing for him, he really wasn't good for much more than that.

GM-Carson said...

Wow, what a piece of shit! I honestly can't believe the Phils cut Helms since he was still owed next to 3 million, but good f'n riddance you worthless hack.

Red Roof Inn said...

Another excellent move, more to come.

Myers and Hamels need to step up
and be Twin Towers.

GM-Carson said...

There goes Tim Redding (who?) mowing down the Phils. C'mon fellas, don't be like this.

By the way, Redding got a hit off of Cole. That makes 2 hits surrendereed to opposing pitchers in 2 games...that doesn't bode well.

Out Machine got his 1st hit as a Phillie though.

furiousBall said...

The out machine has a freakin' cannon. You see those two plays in the top of the 6th?

GM-Carson said...

What the fuck is this? They score 6 and the pitching gives up 11. Hamels gives up 1 run and the offense completely shits the bed. This "April" version of the Phils is getting old. Actually, it's already played out.

GM-Carson said...

Tim Fucking Redding is 1-hitting the Phils through 7 innings. He of a career 4.91 era and 1.53 whip...there's no excuse for this bullshit.

Jacobin said...

The Phillies muster one lousy hit to screw Hamels into taking a 1-0 loss... disgusting. I look to baseball for enjoyment, right now they're making me think work wasn't so bad today.