Clearly the MVP of the offense. Whether he's batting 3rd, 5th, or 6th he's absolutely tattooing the baseball. Clobbering 3 homeruns in yesterday's double header is just icing on the cake for this guy. Lofty #'s- .368 avg, 1.168 OPS, 33 r, 13 hr, 35 rbi, 4 sb.
The MVP of the pitching staff in my opinion. Has appeared in 20 of the Phils 35 games, while pitching in all kinds of situations. #'s- 20.2 ip, 16 k, 3 w, 1 sv, 1 hld, 2.61 ERA, 1.02 WHIP.
Philadelphia likes heartwarming stories of 30+ year old rookies (see Chris Coste), well here's another one. Scales got the call-up to Chicago out of necessity and is now making people take notice. Through 7 games- 8-21 (.381), 7 r, 5 rbi, 4 xbh, 1.149 OPS. Looks a helluva lot better than Bruntlett and Cairo, too bad he wasn't still in our farm system.
5 runs in 4.1 innings is not good, in fact it's bad. However, it was "good" enough to collect his first big league win, thanks to a rain shortened contest in the nightcap of the double header yesterday.
Chan Ho Park:
Rotation spots seems to be safe for now with back-to-back quality outings (2 r in 12 ip). He attempts to lock up the 4 game sweep of the Gnats today with rookie Jordan Zimmermann opposing him on the mound.
Not a highly touted prospect, but a name that we might want to familiarize ourselves with. The 6'8" 246 lb. righthander is in his 2nd pro season pitching in relief- 36 g, 61.1 ip, 11 sv, 88 k, 1.76 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and ZERO homeruns allowed.