Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy Easter everyone! Chan Ho Park makes his first start as a Phillie, following his flawless debut in relief earlier in the week. He'll be opposed by the Rockies Opening Day starter Aaron Cook. If the Phils win they'll be at .500 and the Rox will drop to .500, so mediocrity is the goal today.
*Carlos Ruiz has been DL'd with an oblique strain, and catching prospect Lou Marson takes his place on the roster.
*More Hardball does a rundown of MLB's week 1, with mention of Brett Myers 6 homeruns surrendered (on pace to allow 194). Myers is pictured to the right with Braves rookie Jordan Schafer, whom Myers served up a fat pitch to in his first MLB at bat for one of those 6 homers.
*Raul Ibanez 2 homeruns; Pat Burrell 0 homeruns. Raul Ibanez .250 average, .968 OPS, 4 rbi; Pat Burrell .125 average, .301 OPS, 0 rbi. Just sayin'...
*2009 Phillies 2-3 after 5 games; 2008 Phillies 2-3 after 5 games. Just sayin'...