Saturday, February 28, 2009

0-3, Let It Be

3 Grapefruit League games, 3 losses. 7 runs scored, 24 surrendered. Who cares?

Notice in the above it reads "Grapefruit League games" not "National League games". These losses mean nothing. Regulars Chase Utley, Jayson Werth, and Pedro Feliz haven't had 1 at bat yet. Trusted members of the staff Cole Hamels, Brett Myers, Brad Lidge, Chad Durbin, Scott Eyre, and Clay Condrey haven't faced a single batter yet. Like I said, these games mean nothing. However, that doesn't mean I'm not interested or won't be following the games.

Yesterday's Game:
10-3 loss to the Reds. Andrew Carpenter couldn't retire a batter to start the game, giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Notable outings: Madson went 1 scoreless inning, Romero went 2 scoreless innings picking off 2 runners, Victorino collected 2 hits, Ibanez had another rbi, and Pablo Ozuna hit the Phils first homerun of the spring.

Today's Game:
Tampa Bay rolls into Clearwater with Pat Burrell in tow. Charlie Manuel told his pitchers to "strike him out" by "going right at him". Werth is set to start today. Kyle Kendrick takes the mound against the Rays in what is hopefully a step in the right direction of KK regaining confidence.

Team USA:
Shane Victorino has been added to Team USA's roster for the WBC in place of the ailing Grady Sizemore. He joins buddy Jimmy Rollins on America's bench. Hopefully each will get playing time in preparation for the regular season. And hopefully USA teammate Chipper Jones doesn't strike up a conversation with trash-talking J-Roll or Civil War II may occur.

~Carson

9 comments:

Bob D said...

If this continues, I will start a Pablo Ozuna fanclub.

GM-Carson said...

Hey, we started the Bobby Scales fan club in '06, Pablo probably deserves one too.

GM-Carson said...

Today's game is on Comcast Sports Net, I'll be tuned in.

Werth is scratched from the game with a sore shoulder.

Condrey and Eyre are supposed to pitch today along with Kendrick.

Mike said...

I'll be watching on MLB Network.
Excited to see Mayberry, Cairo, and Paulino in the lineup.

I'll be giving Pat a standing ovation in my living room.

LONG DRIVE: A PHILLIES BLOG said...

Pat got a good ovation when he came up. Good to see.

GM-Carson said...

Howard, Mayberry, and Cairo go deep.

Paulino throws runner out trying to steal.

Kendrick look okay, not good, not bad.

GM-Carson said...

Put 1 in the win column for the Phightins!

Andrew said...

Burrell is planning on making the trip to Philly for the ring ceremony. I think that's really something cool. Classy guy.

Bob D said...

Just to note:
Werth has a sore shoulder and Hamels is "behind" the other pitchers according to Amaro. What "behind" means I am not sure but it doesn't sound great.

But Sanatana is questionable now with sore shoulder for opening day.