Sunday, June 29, 2008

First Place Phillies

As bad as things have been lately, the Phils still sit atop the NL East standings. Seriously, I have proof:


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Kris Benson
Benson is making his first AAA start today against the Syracuse Chiefs. He earned the jump to AAA after two dominating performances in Clearwater, where he went 0-2 with a 8.10 ERA. No shame in that game though, the Vero Beach Devil Rays are deep...

Seriously, according to these game reports, Benson hasn't shown great command or decent velocity. And even when the guy is healthy and throwing well, he doesn't stay that way for long. Why does anyone think he will have success for the FeHams? And why does anyone think he's going to help the team this year? I would love to see Anna Benson in the Cit stands as much as anybody, but I just don't see it happening this year.
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Rubber Match Breakdown
Moyer v Hurley - Texas starter Eric Hurley was a first round pick for the Rangers in 2004. The righty's career minor league ERA is a pedestrian 4.02. He's pitched three times so far in his major league career, posting a 4.24 ERA. He only has 9 K's in 18 innings pitched, which bodes well for the strikeout happy Phils.

Like I said a few days ago, the Phils should win this game and complete the series victory. If they don't...

Corey

21 comments:

GreggyD said...

Good to see Howard actually do something productive at the plate last night, but that didn't keep him from tallying another mark in the K column. I worry that because he hit a bomb last night that some in the city will forget about his ineptitude at the playte for a couple days. His 20 HR's and NL leading RBI numbers will never atone for his lack of consistent production at the plate.

It was nice that the Phillies decided to actually give their ace some run support last night for once.

I'm seeing reports from all over that Brett Myers' time in the rotation might be done. Manuel and Dubee both seem very frustrated. I read one story saying that since the Phillies do have an off day this week, they might just skip over Myers' next scheduled start. I still don't want him in the bullpen though because I have no faith in him whatsoever.

Maria said...

They keep saying that Cole will start on Tuesday against Atlanta because of the Phil's day off.

Right now I don't trust Myers whatsoever. And I really like Chad Durbin's spot in the bullpen, I wouldn't mess with it.

GM-Carson said...

I hope the Phils win, but if they lose can't say I'll be all that sad...WNBA here we come!

ripjgarcia said...

For all the Phillies woes, nothing can be as bad as the Angels pitching a combined no-hitter and losing the game 1-0..

Cole Hamels won't pitch Tuesday, but rather Thursday. The problem with this is Myers needs replaced in the rotation, not just skipped. Maybe he needs to be sent to one of those baseball shrinks or gurus or whatever to clear up the obvious fog that has built up inside his head.

Bob D said...

What is all of this anti-Myers/Howard stuff? Your speaking bad about the ace of the pitching staff and the best hitter on the team. One leads in homers and the other leads in strike outs. (Oh, wait wrong stat for the wrong player)

Myers to the pen? Does that mean Gordon maybe done? I could see JAHapp called up and Gordon to the DL to rest the arm.

SirAlden said...

Sunday! A great day for Baseball!

"Let's play two!" ~ Ernie Banks

Gonzo said...

If the Phillies lose, you could always pull an Eskin and welch on the bet.

GM-Carson said...

"Welch on the bet", is that an ethnic slur?

Gonzo said...

Perhaps it's an insult against Welch's Grape Juice? Please forgive me, Welch's family.

GM-Carson said...

Or Bob Welch...didn't he pitch for the A's?

Gonzo said...

He tossed for the Dodgers and Athletics. He won 27 games one year. That's the most wins since I can remember.

GM-Carson said...

Phils down early, like that never happens. WTF is wrong with this team?!

Gonzo said...

This team needs to play with some consistency. If you don't play consistent, it's hard to win consistenly.

/Joe Morgan

GM-Carson said...

I'd love to punch Joe Morgan in his self-righteous mouth.

GM-Carson said...

Dammit, with the way this game is going I can smell sweaty Gigantic women right now...ah hell no!

Gonzo said...

it's not too late to go edit that post, Mr Carson.

Sean said...

I went to the 'Pigs game today. benson didn't do too well. I'd give him at least one more start before we bring him up.

Line:
4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 K, 0 walks.

ripjgarcia said...

I'd like to send some of this team to the WNBA. Thats about all they are worth.

C.M.R. said...

yeah the phils might as well be a wnba team at this point srsly

SirAlden said...

Ugh. Thank God the Braves lost today.

GM-Carson said...

It's Monday morning and I'm waiting for a big heaping serving of WNBA news, because talking about the shitastic Phils is getting old.