Sunday, May 31, 2009
Get Your Credit Cards Ready
On Tuesday, the much anticipated arrival of Antonio Bastardo will finally happen. With Brett Myers out for the foreseeable future, the Phils need someone to take his spot in the rotation, and that spot is being bequeathed to our favorite Bastardo. His name alone is going to sell jerseys. This ranks up there with Rusty Kuntz, Pete LaCock, and Billy McCool. '09 #'s: 3-2, 1.89 ERA, 2 sv, 47.2 ip, 51 k, .194 average against.
What the hell is up with Cole Hamels? A 5.21 ERA and .301 average against from our staff ace is unacceptable at this point in the season. With the rotation in fluctuation, we need him to step up and pitch like he's capable of.
Maybe the 6th time is a charm for Grand Pappy Moyer as he scales the mound today in the series finale against the Nationals in search of his seemingly illusive 250th career win.
Ryan Howard's grand slam yesterday, 3rd of the season and 8th of his career, moved him into sole possession of 1st place all-time in the category in Phillies history. Man he passed- the immortal Michael Jack Schmidt.