Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Game Time: In Need of an Ace

Cole Hamels, this pitching staffs needs you. They need you to perform like you did in 2008, or 2007, or even your rookie year of 2006. They need 7+ innings of well pitched baseball. Why so desperate? The Phillies starting pitchers are averaging a measly 5.46 innings pitched per start with an absurd era of 6.68 and an awful whip of 1.61. Cole Hamels is supposed to be this staff's ace, yet he has the highest era and lowest innings per start pitched so far. Maybe that shot off the bat of Prince Fielder last start will help him shake off the World Series MVP afterglow and get working on another one!

The Nationals have played 18 games, scored 85 runs, and hit 21 homeruns. 27 of those runs (32%) and 12 of those homeruns (57%) have come in their 3 games against the Phillies. That is a pointblank indicator of just how atrocious our pitching has been. Like I said above, we need Cole Hamels, the real Cole Hamels tonight.

Phils look to add to their 4 game winning streak against Washington tonight. John Lannan gets the start, with a lifetime 0-3 record and 6.43 era against the Phils. Time for the Gnats to behold the power of the Golden Girls.

~Carson

10 comments:

GM-Carson said...

If Cole shits the bed again, is it time to panic on him? I'm hoping he pitches a gem tonight making the question superfluous.

GM-Carson said...

What the hell has gotten into Pedro Feliz? Dude is killin' it!

GM-Carson said...

This is ridiculous, Cole twists his ankle and gets lifted in the 5th. This bullpen is shot, not sure how we're supposed to milk them for 5 innings, especially with Lidge out.

Dan said...

I would give any part of my body (sans crotch) to Hamels/Utley/Howard/Rollins/Lidge if it meant that their own various afflictions would be solved. In this case, I'm particularly referencing Lidge's knee and Cole's ankle, but really...anything, people.

dr. steve said...

THE TITLE OF THIS ARTICLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN "WE HAVE AN ACE" SO THERE WAS NO FORESHADOWING.

FIRST BEA, NOW COLE HAMEL'S ANKLE. WSBGMS IS RUINING THE WORLD!!!

GM-Carson said...

Ruining the world? They have 5 game winning streak.

Look for more Golden Girls tomorrow.

LynnieMac said...

Keep the Golden Girls coming.

God, that sounded so very, very wrong.

Aaron said...

FREE JC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aaron said...

When Cameron was in Egypts laaaannnnnd.
Let Romero Go.

furiousBall said...

you know i always liked the guy, but this controversy has made me appreciate JC a lot more. go get 'em JC!