Friday, June 05, 2009

Lefties & Left Coast

Left Alone:
The lefty heavy lineup issue should be left alone, because after last night the Phils are now a staggering 14-4 against south paws. Ibanez and Utley are two lefthanded batters that hit lefthanded pitching well, so the only person is of concern is strikeout prone super slugger Ryan Howard.

Taylor Made:
If the Phils are to acquire a frontline starter this season via trade, my guess is that teams come in demanding Double-A Reading Phillies outfielder Michael Taylor. The 23 year old tighend-sized 6’6” 250 lb. prospect had an amazing season in ’08 and is killing it right now batting .351 with a 1.027 OPS and 35 r, 61 h, 10 dbl, 3 trpl, 10 hr, 40 rbi, 9 sb, and only 23 k’s through 49 games. I envision him as Werth’s replacement after next season, and would hate to leave the organization.

F’ the West Coast:
10 PM start times, that’s my freakin’ bedtime. I can barely make it through the 3rd inning before I doze off for the night. I used to be able to stay up and watch the entire game when I was younger, but like Murtaugh from Lethal Weapon, I’m too old for this shit now. I should just let the tv on and maybe I'll be able to catch the last inning during my nightly wake-up piss break. Tonight’s matchup has Jamie Moyer against ex-Phillie Eric Milton. Can the Phils make it 8 straight?

Mets Withering:
Jose Reyes, already on the 15-day DL, further injured himself during a rehab stint by partially tearing his hammy and might not be back until the All-Star break. Couldn’t happen to a nicer asshole guy; he should just get David Wright to massage it out for him. Also, JJ Putz is having surgery and is out an estimated 8-10 weeks.

~Carson

10 comments:

furiousBall said...

the late start time is actually working for me, i'm a night owl any way. but it is definitely cutting into my porn time

GM-Carson said...

Porn in one hand, Phillies in the other...which one wins?

SirAlden said...

Your Dollar Dog Day in one hand...

Your soon to be furious ball(s) in your right.

(reverse it if you are right-handed)

Dr. Steve said...

Coste drilled that catcher. I always feel bad for the catchers the Phillies plow into. But I feel much better that they score the run.

BloodStripes said...

C'mon Lidge, shut the gate and make it 8.

BloodStripes said...

Crap. Phils had that in the bag. Errors kill.

Aaron said...

GOD DAMNIT LIDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i know pedro made the error but lidge also walked two guys with two outs in the 9th and then gave up a rocket to either after the error.

Lidge is F'ing pissing me off!!!!!!!!

Aaron said...

Madson should be our closer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. Steve said...

I was totally thinking "Put Madson In!"

GM-Carson said...

5 blown saves only 50-something games into the season in f'n ridiculous. Lidge sucks this season, him and Rollins both.