Thursday, July 09, 2009

3 Runs Can Go Either Way

Funny how 3 runs scored one night equals a loss and a complete turd of a game, and the next night the same run total equals a win and a well played game. Thanks to Final Vote hopeful Shane Victorino, the Phils took the game in the bottom of the 9th with his rbi single and remained 2 games up in the standings on the Marlins. Vic may not have the best numbers out of the 5 player group (Matt Kemp, Mark Reynolds, Christian Guzman, and Pablo Sandoval), but he sure is fun to watch. Go vote for him now, no questions asked (T-shirt by Birdland/The Fightins).

Meanwhile, Rodrigo Lopez left after 5 innings with discomfort in his pitching shoulder. This sucks. He was actually doing a decent job, but now it would seem he's DL bound. Myers DL, Bastardo DL, now possibly RoLo DL. Luckily the Phils don't need an extra starter until after the All-Star break, so they time to figure out what to do. Call up Andrew Carpenter and his 8-2 record with a 2.85 ERA? Nah. Trade for Roy Halladay? Hell yes!

Series finale tonight with Grand Pappy Moyer looking to continue his recent string of solid starts against slugger Micah Owings. I drool over the thought of acquiring Owings as a 5th starter/longman and letting him be the primary righthanded bat off the bench. He's 6-8 with a 4.48 ERA, but is also batting .262/.874 with 3 homeruns on the season (Career- .304/.898 with 8 hr in 158 ab). Dammit, Eric Bruntlett is unbelievably pathetic!

For a smile- Ollie Perez may have picked up the win last night, but he did so while walking 7 batters in 5 innings. That brings his season total to 28 bases on balls issued in only 26.2 innings. For a bigger smile- ESPN.com poll asks, "Will the Mets make the playoffs?" 88% of the vote said "No", even the state of New York.

~Carson

16 comments:

Kevin McGuire said...

VOTE VICTORINO!!!

GM-Carson said...

Victorino is likely in no matter what. If he's not the "33rd man" then he'll be Beltran's injury replacement.

SirAlden said...

It is really good that Matt Stairs
is a good friend of Roy Halladay.

I think Matt Stairs deserves his place right now on the Phillies Walk of Fame if he pulls this off.

B.J. Ryan too if he will rehab in the Minors.

GM-Carson said...

I'd try BJ Ryan for MLB minimum. He just needs to get his stuff under control and he could be a decent back end reliever again.

Dr. Steve said...

Who here is not willing to give up Taylor, and who here would give all of Reading for Halladay?

Aaron said...

Taylor and Drabek are my only untouchables.

Does anyone here think that Carrasco, Carpenter, Donald and Mayberry could get us Halliday?

Andrew said...

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/07/amaro-declines-to-comment-on-pedro.html

http://zozone.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/07/phillies_and_martinez_getting.html

das411 said...

NOOOOOO!! Pedro = do NOT want!

das411 said...

also if David Price > Halladay, the rest of MLB is in big, big trouble, no?

Aaron said...

when the umps are not going to give moyer calls on the black, charlie should just take him out in the first inning and save him for another day with a different ump.
When he's not getting calls on the corners, he is completely useless.

GM-Carson said...

Freaking Jayson Werth with the bases loaded with only 1 out and can't get the job done. Pisses me off!

GM-Carson said...

I've never really liked Pedro and I don't see me liking him if the Phils sign him because he'll never even go more than 5 innings. Dude is done.

das411 said...

but then again, if they're talking to Pedro because Toronto wants Happ for Halladay..ow my head hurts from all of the interlocking rumors!

Corey said...

i'm in fells point (baltimore) and can't watch the phils tonight, which might be good because i'm not the biggest jamie moyer fan at this point.

just for perspective, i spent the last few hours in bars around the area watching the washington nationals play houston, and thank you jebus i'm not a nationals fan. i remember when the phils were this hopeless. it's gotta be hard to be a nationals fan.

btw, if you're in baltimore, i recommend max's taproom.

Bob D said...

Manuel doesnt even want Pedro

Aaron said...

The Phils are a sweep of the Buccos away from being ex-vagina's.