Saturday, May 09, 2009

1st, Concern, Falling


1st Place:
With last night's 10-6 victory over the Braves, the Phils retained 1st place of the NL East with a record of 15-12. Considering they have a MLB worst starting rotation (covered yesterday) and bench right now (look below), we should consider this season a success. 1st place is 1st place no matter which way you slice and dice it, so without beating a dead horse until the rank gas billows from it, I'll leave it at that- 1st Place.
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Concern:
Brad Lidge was perfect in 2008. His era was minuscule, his pitches were crisp, his focus was unwavering. 2008 is over. "Lights Out" Lidge apparently discarded his "conservation" model and has given the middle finger to Mother Earth and saving the planet, because he's been leaving the lights on all season long. He's surrendered 5 homeruns in just 11.2 innings, he's giving up nearly a run per inning, and his pitches are all over the place. Remember this man was a Houston castoff that found a home in Philly through regaining his early career mojo, but currently he resembles the pitcher that got whiplash watching a Pujols' bomb in the 2005 playoffs. We need the dominate Lidge back, or we're F'd in the A.

Our bench is bad. Just how bad? So bad that I wish Miguel Cairo would extend the courtesy that Alex Gonzalez did for us back in 2006. Stairs has been the only positive thing to come to the plate in late innings. Dobbs, Coste, Bruntlett, and Cairo have been terrible. Combined bench totals: 21-119 for a .176 batting average. I know the starting lineup is the key to the offense, but a weak bench in the NL hurts.

Phillies catchers are also ranked dead last in the majors. Ruiz, Coste, and Marson: 18-90 (.200 avg), 7 r, 6 dbl, 1 hr, 6 rbi. Ronny Paulino and Jason Jaramillo: 24-82 (.293 avg), 9 r, 9 dbl, 1 hr, 10 rbi, 2 sb.
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Falling:
Rewind to April 26th when the Pirates were 11-7 and starting to believe they actually had a competitive team that might just snap the franchise's long losing demise. Now jump back to present day and you'll find a team that has won only 1 game in their last 11 to drop to 12-17.

~Carson

67 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Amaro should just ditch Cairo. He's a worse fielder, slower, and probably has a worse bat that Bruntlett. Call up Mike Cervenak for an extra right-handed bat until you can find something on the trade market.

Chris said...

Cervenak is a much better option than Cairo. Good news Carson the caption contest is down to you and 2 others.

mets 2009 Nl east division champs!! said...

At the end of the day the mets are in first.

mets 2009 Nl east division champs!! said...

We have Johnny Maine pitching tonight

chan ho parking lot said...

He looked good last time

mets 2009 Nl east division champs!! said...

He just had one bad inning.

shame dictorino said...

Mets 2009 change your name to world series champs I like that better

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

ok

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

dont the pirates look bad they have no offense this is going to be a sweep. This is John Maines line 8IP 1ER 3H 2BB

Kevin McGuire said...

Not sure Iwould have used Lidge in a (then) seven run game. Just seems useless to me regardless of whether or not he "needed work".

Chris said...

Paul Maholm is going to absolutely own the Mets tonight.

GM-Carson said...

This Mets troll is cracking me up with all his comments he's leaving on here.

Dr. Steve said...

We have a lot of The Howard to catch up on :(

furiousBall said...

can i change my name to "mets 2009 Nl east division cellar"

GM-Carson said...

Chase Utley literally amazes me. To think we were fretting not having him back until end of May/early June.

LORENZO said...

Lidge has got to screwed up now after all the homers he's given up so far this year. The psyche of the closer is always a fragile one anyway. Hope he can rebound. Hey, look on the bright side, he's way better than Tom "Flash in the Pan" Gordon!

GM-Carson said...

Utley and Ibanez are awesome, the rest is up to question.

Ha Ha said...

how is the Nl east cellar now ahhahahahahahah

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

I know what you are going to write to me This mets troll is stupid doesnt he know that the mets will collapse he doesnt you proper puctuation. I can grauntee it is coming

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

It is just a matter of time

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

Paul maholm really shut us down today.

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

lol

the mets troll said...

Maholm did better hitting than pitching

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

What is the exact definition of a troll.I am not offended at all. I think it is quite funny.

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

A supernatural being as a giant or drawf living in a cave. How offensive lol

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

Im the giant and chan ho parking lot is the drawf

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

The only problem there is no caves in NYC

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

Shea was one but now its gone

chan ho parking lot said...

hey mets 2009 why am i the drawf ??????

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

beacuse your pitching sucks

chan ho parking lot said...

Im not that bad my ERA is just 6.67 LOL

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

lol

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

Where are the Phillies fans telling me that the mets will collapse in september and I dont use proper punctuatiion.

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

They will also say I cant spell beacuse I spelled puctuation wrong .

chan ho parking lot said...

They will

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

Still nothing. I think they are to upset to write back to us. maybe later tonight they will call us a troll and day we will collapse and i cant spell. did i use the right punctuation. Please tell me I really need a good english lesson.

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

All Phillies fans how teach english. please help me!

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

lol

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

I also need a history lesson on 2007 but not this year

GM-Carson said...

We decided to allow anonymous posting in hopes that more people would comment, and now look at the shit we get.

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

Carson wow you didnt call me a troll

chan ho parking lot said...

Just wait

J.A not so Happ y said...

Lets go mets first place ha ha

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

I think Carson is the quarterback of the Bengals you must be happy you get to throw to coles this year he is good

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

Why is Carson Plamer a Phillies fan

chan ho parking lot said...

yeah that is strange he was born in Califronia

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

He must had to move here when he was young I guess

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

what was the Bengals record last year????

chan ho parking lot said...

4 and 11 they had one tie

chan ho parking lot said...

the tie was against the eagles

Andrew said...

this guy is definitely putting in a lot of effort. but that should be expected since Mets fans don't have jobs anyway

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

Hey look Carson NFL .com has you as one of the most undervalued players this year

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

OH look Chan ho parking lot. they thought long and hard to say something differnet than the collapse my spelling and punctuation. that is we dont have jobs LOL

chan ho parking lot said...

It would be offensive if i didnt have a job but I do. lol

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

Chan ho do you bengals are good this year

chan ho parking lot said...

no they are bad no defense

mets 2009 wrold series champs said...

My friends i will not be able to come here tonight and early tomorrow morning. sorry ill miss you.

chan ho parking lot said...

bye mets 09 have a good night

chan ho parking lot said...

what should I do when mets 09 is gone. guess ill wait around for another mets fan or wait for a phillies fan to respond

chan ho parking lot said...

im bored no one to write to

chan ho parking lot said...

Marlins are winning 1 to 0

chan ho parking lot said...

Cantu hit an RBI single

chan ho parking lot said...

Rays beat the Redsox 14 to 5 longoria hit another home run

chan ho parking lot said...

Fausto carmona and Edwin Jackson are locked in a pitchers duel no score

chan ho parking lot said...

wow orioles are beating the Yankees 9 to 1 in the 4 inning

Andrew said...

nick swisher and Adam Dunn with Howards. still none for the man himself....

GM-Carson said...

I think Longoria had a Howard last night too.