The Philadelphia Phillies offense leads the National League with 56 homeruns. The New York Yankees offense leads the American League with 66 homeruns. The Phils have surrendered the second most homeruns in the majors (62) with the Yanks ranked third worst (58). Despite Philly and NY’s best pitchers toeing the slab this weekend, I think it’s safe to expect some Bronx bombs.
Fri- Myers (3-2, 4.50) vs. Burnett (2-1, 5.02)
Sat- Happ (2-0, 2.49) vs. Pettitte (4-1, 4.18)
Sun- Hamels (2-2, 4.95) vs. Sabathia (4-3, 3.43)
With the righty Burnett going tonight, Stairs or Dobbs get the nod as DH. However, the following two games have a lefty on the mound leaving Bruntlett or Coste as the DH alternatives, which is disheartening to say the least. What to do? Answer- call up Mayberry and begin teaching him the ropes as a 4th outfielder, because that’s really all he’ll ever be with the Phils (Ibanez/Vic/Werth are one of the best outfield trios in the majors).
*Yankees are winners of 9 straight.
*Phillies have best road record in MLB (14-5).
*Jimmy Rollins notched his 300th stolen base and 1500th hit in yesterday’s game against Cincy.
*Phils were 4-11 in Interleague play last year and are 90-109 lifetime. Interleague play is stupid!
*It's official, Adam Eaton sucks! The lowly Orioles are releasing him.