Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sweep and Winning Record Come Today

Time to break on through to the other side. Other side being a winning record. Phils are 8-8 and have yet to taste .500+ this season. Grand Pappy Moyer is on the bump going for the sweep of the Marlins. "Owned", as those in the biz call it, has been what Moyer has done to Florida over his career going 11-1 with a 2.95 era. Graham Taylor, making his MLB debut, will be the pitcher for the Fish.

*All 8 of the Phillies wins have been of the come from behind variety (that sounds dirty).

*Clay Condrey is like a bird of prey, swooping down and grabbing wins in his talons, as he leads the staff with 3.

*Phillies pitching has allowed a homerun in 16 straight games now, 34 total. Opposing batters have a .287 average and .883 OPS against the Phils staff.

*Jimmy Rollins is horrible right now. He has the 5th lowest batting average (.162) and OPS (.441) in the majors among qualified batters. He's walked only 3 times in 68 at bats.



*Phillies are 2-0 since Friday's Golden Girls reference, so without further explanation...

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Fresh Farm Produce:
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs- Carlos Carrasco may not have a win yet, but he has a 2.37 era and 0.79 whip over 19 ip with 20 k's. Outfielder John Mayberry Jr. is batting .292 with 6 dbl, 3 hr, 9 rbi, and 1.008 OPS (replacement for Miguel Cairo come May).

Reading Phillies- My favorite prospect Michael Taylor has 4 stolen bases along with a .286 average. Fast-tracked Michael Stutes is 3-0 with a 1.59 era and 0.94 whip. Old dirty bastard Antonio Bastardo is 1-0 with 2 saves, 0.71 era, and 0.57 whip.

Clearwater Threshers- teammates Kyle Drabek and Yohan Flande are a combined 6-0 over 36.2 innings pitched, striking out 43, with a 0.49 era.

Lakewood BlueClaws- outfielder Anthony Gose is batting only .242, but has 11 swipes in just 15 games. Like Carrasco, Jason Knapp may be winless, but has a 1.96 era and 0.76 whip over 18.1 ip with 30 k's.

~Carson

17 comments:

Bob D said...

The Golden Girls love Moyer

GM-Carson said...

I think only 2 of the Golden Girls are alive now. Estelle Getty (Sophia) and Bea Arthur (Dorothy) have died, leaving Betty White (Rose) and Rue McClanahan (Blanche) left.

Chris said...

Moyer is the Golden Girls' pimp. I added a new feature to the blog. Check it out.

G-Dogg said...

First inning RBI and a diving play for Raul Ibanez. You guys still want Pat Burrell back?

GM-Carson said...

Nah, Pat is cool in the AL. Raul can hit, field, and run the bases better than Burrell.

Moyer absolutely owns the Marlins.

Good game today.

dr. steve said...

I was really expecting to see Chan Ho get a Howard last night. Almost hoping.

GM-Carson said...

Ollie Perez and the Mets are getting shelled by the Gnats. Ollie gave up 7 runs in 4.1 ip today, 9.31 era on the season. I laugh at him.

Corey said...

i still want burrell back. i don't care how good ibanez is, burrell is my favorite philly ever.

didn't get to watch the game today, but it looked good on the internet. glad to see the HR streak end today.

Corey said...

also, the golden girls theme will continue in some way until the fightins lose a game...

GM-Carson said...

I'm in favor of 145 more wins straight if it means Golden Girls in every day's post.

Chris said...

Great win today. Finally got to relax and watch a game for once.

GM-Carson said...

Today was a win from the start, meaning Phils gained early lead and kept it, so that was nice.

What isn't nice is Miguel Cairo. How much longer will the Phils carry him?

GM-Carson said...

I jinxed Drabek and Carrasco today.
Drabek- 5.2 ip, 8 h, 1 bb, 4 r.
Carrasco- 2.2 ip, 8 h, 2 bb, 6 r.

Damn me!!!

Aaron said...

finally a sweep.......no homers given up. a winning record.....

so naturally the phils will go home and get swept by the nats.......watch

GM-Carson said...

This team is going to win 95 games, so a winning April is almost mandatory.

LynnieMac said...

Just put Bea and the Girls in the banner. Maybe we'll never lose another game.

dr. steve said...

Don't be bandwagoners! You've got to stick with the Golden Girls theme through thick and thin! The Flyers don't give up on Kate Smith when they lose a game, do they?