Thursday, April 17, 2008

Please Don't...

Please don't rub it in that Michael Bourn beat the Phillies last night with his legs and bat (2 hits, 2 runs, 1 hr, 1 rbi, 1 sb).

Please don't mock the use of the words "Phillies" and "Offense" in succession (currently ranked 10th in the NL with 64 piddling runs scored).

Please don't mention that the Phillies pitching staff is ranked 8th in the Majors with a 3.55 era, yet the team that is supposed to be backed by a prolific offense is still not playing winning baseball.

Please don't bat the IZ Brothers 2nd in the lineup (No Ruiz, no Feliz, no Bruntlettiz).

Please don't tell me that the heart of the batting order struck out 1-2-3 in the 8th inning against a Rule 5 pick (Wesley Wright), with 2 of the strikeouts being on called 3rd strikes.

Please don't tease me with a Jimmy Rollins pinch-hit appearance to only have be lifted for a pinch-runner and still be "not expected to return until the weekend".

Please don't continue to swing and miss Ryan Howard, who is on a pace for a record setting 216 k's and a sub .200 batting average (he would become the only member of that infamous 200/200 club).

Please don't point out that the Nationals have only 4 wins on the season and 3 of them have come gift wrapped courtesy of the Phillies.

Please don't make excuses for this team. I don't care that the other NL East powerhouses (Brave & Mets) are struggling. I don't want to hear that this is typical Phillies baseball in April and everything will be fine come summertime. I will postmark a scud missile to anyone who thinks this type of approach to a season is successful.

Please come out and shut down the Astros for 9 innings this afternoon Brett Myers, and club a couple homeruns to assure you actually get some support to win the game.

~Carson

13 comments:

BloodStripes said...

Things can only get better.

C'mon Phightin's!!!

GM-Carson said...

They better get better, because losing games 2-1 and 1-0 sucks!

GreggyD said...

Bruntlettiz...that made me crack up laughing.

I haven't been able to catch a game lately with the mounds of papers that I have to write so I'm thankful for no classes until 5:30 this evening and for the afternoon game today.

I hope Myers can bring over his shut down success from his last start because we really need a win today.

It would be awesome if the Phils could figure out how to win back to back games to put them back over 500. April's slowly coming to a close and a sub-500 record is creeping up on us yet again.

Corey said...

it's a marathon, not a sprint. of coure, walking instead of running will cause you to lose both...

GM-Carson said...

Thanks for that cliche Corey, I just punched myself in the head.

Jacobin said...

It would be nice to win all of the games, but the most important thing is to consistently win series. They need to take the game today against Houston. The occasional sweep of another team is fantastic, but keep taking 2 out of 3 and 3 out of 4.

LONG DRIVE: A PHILLIES BLOG said...

maybe corey should have went with "you have to break an egg to make an omlet"? ugh i hate life...damn offense betetr wake up.

GM-Carson said...

LongDrive- that's the 1st time I ever heard "you have to break an egg to make an omlet", so it's not nearly as bad.

Lineup today is ugly:
Taguchi, Dobbs, Bruntlett...ugh!

GM-Carson said...

Hot damn, 3-0 Phils after 1.5.

GM-Carson said...

I just read that Tejada is 33 going on 34 instead of his believed age of 31...uh-oh, somebody has been lying about more than just HGH.

GM-Carson said...

From Jayson Stark-
• Left-handed and breathing: The Phillies have already signed one unemployed left-handed reliever, Steve Kline. There are indications they also have mild interest in another, Mike Stanton.

For now, they're likely to see how Kline fares in Triple-A. (He walked two of the four hitters he faced in his debut Tuesday.) But teams that have spoken with them say they're definitely still bullpen-shopping. And Stanton (released by the Reds in the last week of spring training) has told former teammates the Phillies are his first choice if he comes back to

GM-Carson said...

Phils win 10-2. Utley, Howard, Burrell, and Coste all go deep. Coste with 4 hits. It's time for him to get some more playing time. Myers 7 innings 1 run...nice.

Los said...

I heard Rollins was really limping out there yesterday ... I get the feeling he may be at least 1 week away still.