Jayson Werth is making a strong push to become the full-time rightfielder for Philadelphia next season. He's always been considered a great 4th outfielder or someone that makes a solid platoon partner, but right now he's trying to prove otherwise. Over the past week he has gone ballistic with a .500 batting average (12-24) with 3 doubles, 4 homeruns, 8 runs scored, 9 rbi, 7 walks, 1 stolen base, and a spiffy 1.738 OPS. When he gets on base something magic is about to happen at any time, because he's one of the best hustlers and smartest runners in the Majors today in my opinion. Oh yeah, he plays damn fine defense with a canon arm too. Career line with Philly- 167-578 (.289), 97 r, 24 dbl, 5 trpl, 29 hr, 105 rbi, 20 sb, .885 OPS.
*Brad Lidge still owns a 100% save conversion rate this season, picking up his 33rd yesterday in Chicago.
*As expected Adam Eaton and JA Happ were called-up from the minors for September, but there was a bit of a surprise when speedy outfielder Greg Golson and young hot-shot backstop Lou Marson were summoned from Reading.
*Grand Pappy Moyer is still churning out the wins and surpassing the expectations of him this season, racking up win #12 yesterday and maintaining a respectable 3.80 era.
*Time to make a move on the Mets as they start a 3 game set with Milwaukee and the Phils have a 3 game series with Washington. Kyle Kendrick takes the ball for Philly this afternoon against Cy Redding.