2009 Philadelphia Phillies Pitching:
*5.44 era- last in NL
*9 quality starts- last in MLB
*53 homeruns allowed- last in MLB
*.845 OPS against- last in NL
What the hell is going on? I tried to let it slide by and chalk it up to early season struggles, but it's damn near mid-May now and they're still collectively pitching like a slow-pitch softball team. Clay Condrey and Ryan Madson are the only 2 members of the 12 man staff that are doing well. As FOX announcers so eloquently pointed out, this team is on pace to surrender the most homeruns ever, and by a large margin (pace- 307).
2009 Jimmy Rollins:
*.203 batting average
*.240 on base %
*.280 slugging %
*7 extra base hits in 118 ab
*1 sb, 2 caught stealing
What the hell is wrong with J-Roll? I've watched Jimmy since his rookie season of 2000, and this is by far the longest/worst stretch he's been in at the plate. He's always been pop-up prone, but he's not just a lazy fly ball to the outfield type batter anymore, he's also added the incredibly weak grounder to his repertoire. There's a new Black Hole in town this season, and it starts at the 8-hole with catcher, then 9th in the lineup with pitcher, finishing with Jimmy at leadoff. That's 3 straight gift wrapped outs to the opposition.
Game Day - Happy Mothers Day:
Brett Myers looks to add to his MLB worst 10 homeruns surrendered (currently tied with teammate Jamie Moyer). Kenshin Kawakami takes the ball for the Braves. 12:35 start with the moms getting a Jayson Werth blanket at the gate...gotta love snuggling up with that skeezy bastard.