Sunday, April 20, 2008

Phils Avoid The Broom

If you predicted "Diving stop by Bruntlett and scoop by Howard" as the play to end the game, you win a prize...

Big win for the Phils. Getting swept is bad, but getting swept by the Mets is unthinkable. Some random notes:

Gavin Eaton continues to pitch adequately. He had 5 good innings last night, and then he pitched the 6th. His ERA sits at an Eaton-esque 4.74. Pretty much as expected.

Phils had 12 hits but still scored all 5 runs on 3 long balls.

So Taguchi is the '08 version of Chris Roberson: a defensive substitution that is a defensive liability.

Special thanks go out to Luis Castillo. His inability to lay down a bunt was paramount to the Phils victory.

Ryan Howard raised his average to .186.

Forget McCain v. Obama, the biggest race this summer will be between Utley and Burrell for the Triple Crown...
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Mike Pelfrey - Probably Retarded
So Pelfrey wears that mouthpiece so he doesn't gnaw off his tongue during the game. Don't believe me? Picture evidence...



So why does Pelfrey have macroglossia (large tongue)? Trisomy 21? Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome?
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Florida - The Ankle State?
So the Phillies finally put J-Roll on the DL yesterday, one day after he pinch-hit in the 4-2 loss to the Mets. This is a great example of how a team should not handle an injury. If there was a possibility that J-Roll would have to go on the DL, he should not have been playing. Now, because of that single at-bat, he won't be back until early May.

I find it difficult to believe that 1) it's going to take a month to rehab a sprained ankle and 2) they waited 11 days after an injury to put him on the DL and not have the ability to make it retroactive at all. The player, the training staff, and the coaching staff must not have been communicating effectively, because if they were all on the same page, something like this would not have happened. The Phils should be embarrassed by their management of this situation.

“In retrospect, of course it was a mistake” Phillies assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “But you can only go on how the guy feels.”

How he feels? Obviously he wasn't feeling to well, Rube. Well, now Rollins will feel warm, because he's going to Florida for rehab. Why? I guess they keep their best trainers with single A Clearwater.
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19 comments:

bsg said...

Didn't get to see the whole game tonight, but something that shouldn't get lost was howards actual good D tonight!

LynnieMac said...

At one point, there was a slo-mo shot of Pelfrey (ostensibly so Morgan could telestrate something inconsequential and Miller could tell us AGAIN that Victorino and Rollins were hurt and Not In The Lineup), and I swear it looked like he was trying to stick his tongue THROUGH the mouthpiece. Yeah, he's retarded.

GM-Carson said...

Eaton was looking awesome until that 6th inning. Overall, still a good performance by him considering where he's come from dating back to last season.

Utley is amazing!

Howard did make some good plays. However, that doesn't erase all the horrible ones he's made.

That mouthpiece was funny. At first I thought he had adult braces, then I said "I bet he bites his tongue when he pitches". Sure enough I was right.

How about that TJ Bohn pinch-hit? He didn't even come close. He was batting .190 in Triple A, so tell me how exactly that will lead to success at the big league level.

GM-Carson said...

That was the Chase Utley vs. David Wright series. Those two absolutey went Yahtzee in that 3 game set.

Series Stats:
Chase Utley- 6-for-11 with four home runs, 4 runs, 6 rbi, and 2 walks.
David Wright- 8-for-11 with four doubles, a triple, five RBIs, 2 runs, and three walks.

GM-Carson said...

Phils release Pete LaForest and promoted Tim Grandoville to the Lehigh Valley.

Bob D said...

Something needs to be done at AAA, they are horrible.

GM-Carson said...

I think the Iron Pigs are now 2-16 or something horrible like that. They can't hit at all, yet TJ Bohn was a call-up. I'd have went with Brandon Watson instead.

furiousBall said...

Pelfrey is actually using his tongue to catch gnats flying around his head, it gives him extra protein and energy.

LONG DRIVE: A PHILLIES BLOG said...

yea seriously pelfrey makes me sick watching him pitch, playing with that mouth guard. seriously i always thought old people eating soup was the grossest thing to watch but he makes a serious case for that title. also my dad and i were talking last night about how being a phillies fan is the closest you can come to being a masochist, besides actually being one of course.

GM-Carson said...

I'm raising my son to be a Phillies fan...I'm a sick, sick bastard.

GM-Carson said...

A sweep of the Rox would satisfy me right now. Redemption is good.

Jacobin said...

I had a very long and trying (no pun intended) day at work. Hopefully there won't be any moronic or disappointing Phillies news this evening. The handling of Rollins and the way his injury is playing out thus far is reminding me of Myers last season...

GreggyD said...

Another game that won't be on in the Harrisburg area tonight! This is getting so old. Granted, in my mind, the Flyers game is much more important, but it'd be nice to be able to flip to the Phils and see what's going on.

Jeremy said...

You have to love the comments by Jon Miller about the TJ Bohn call up.

"He's been hot the last 3 days but only batting .190 on the season."

Trying to justify it. Love it...

LONG DRIVE: A PHILLIES BLOG said...

looks like another sloppy game by the phils...

BloodStripes said...

Will take the slops for a win though. Utley saves the Phils with his glove and bat. What a filthy play he made. Bloody awesome.

Lidge filthy as well. 8 innings, zero ERA.

Good stuff Philthies!!!

BloodStripes said...

Our Triple crown candidate Pat Burrell is hitting .364/.476/.742 with seven homers and 19 RBI in 20 games.

Fully sick!!!

BloodStripes said...

Although ineligible until next monday I just read that Victorino is good to play. So that makes 2 injury stuff ups. They keep J-Ro around and instantly DL Vic when it should have been the other way around. Whats going on in the trainers room? Has Rich Dubee been lighting 'em up in there or what? Get it together Phils.

GM-Carson said...

The game was on in the Harrisburg area, it was on CN8, just not listed on the TV Guide chanel because it was originally to be on Comcast Sports Net.

Burrell and Utley are awesome!