Saturday, May 16, 2009
Attack of the Two-Headed Monsters
Day/Night double header today. Game 1- Myers vs. Olsen. Game 2- Carpenter vs. Cabrera.
Goodbye Miguel Cairo; Hello Andrew Carpenter. Due to "Lights On" Lidge's meltdown last night, JA Happ was forced into action in extra innings and will not be able to make the start in the double header today. Therefore, the worthless futility infielder Cairo was sent down shit creek without a paddle, while Carpenter was called up for the start. Carpenter's 2009 #'s- 6 gs, 34.1 ip, 1-0 record, and a 4.72 era. I imagine following his appearance, good or bad, Andrew be sent back down to Triple A with either Mike Cervenak (.324 avg, .824 OPS, 23 rbi) or John Mayberry (.277 avg, .922 OPS, 8 hr, 25 rbi) being called up for bench help.
*Brad Lidge has allowed a run in 6 straight outings. Last 6 appearances- 6 ip, 9 r, 11 h, 5 bb, and 2 hr.
*Carlos Ruiz (10:3) and Pedro Feliz (15:14) have each walked more than struck out this season.
*The bottom of the lineup's combined #'s (Ibanez/Feliz/Ruiz)- 91-280 (.325), 20 dbl, 12 hr, 42 r, 53 rbi. Top of the lineup's combined #'s (Rollins/Victorino/Utley)- 95-398 (.239), 15 dbl, 16 hr, 68 r, 54 rbi.
*Chase Utley has no hits in his last 18 at bats and is 3-33 (.091) over the last week or so.
*Ryan Howard's homerun last night was his only hit in his last 17 at bats (.059) and he's struck out 10 times in that span.