Monday, May 18, 2009

Offensive Remedy- Nationals Pitching

A dose of Washington Nationals pitching is exactly what the doctor ordered to cure the anemic Phillies offense. Prior to this weekend’s 4 game sweep, the Phillies had scored 29 runs and were 48-253 (.190 avg) over the past 8 games. However, this weekend they unloaded for 33 runs and went 49-151 (.325 avg). Are they as bad as the .190 batting average with 3.6 runs per game? No. Are they as good as the .325 batting average with 8.3 runs per game? No. They’re more like the .262 batting average with 5.8 runs per game team through 36 games that’s currently ranked 6th in the majors. That’s a damn good offense that will win you many games if you have adequate pitching, but that’s an entirely different dilemma story.

~Carson

5 comments:

GM-Carson said...

The Angels desperate for some bullpen help signed 40 year old Rudy Seanez.

mistertug said...

That's too bad for the Angels, although I kind of liked Seanez, if only because having a kickboxer on the team comes in handy some days.

GM-Carson said...

I wonder if the Phils are going with a 13 man pitching staff for now. Escalona looked good Sunday, but that was only one game. Need another bat off the bench, a decent bat, not another Cairo.

Brad said...

Good thing my Buccos have the Nats tonight.

Kevin McGuire said...

And how about those Pirates last night against the Nats? God are the Nats bad. The Phillies should beat them the way they did in four games, except I would prefer if the pitching (overall) was more reliable.