Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Same Old Phils

10 hits, 5 walks, 3 runs, and 2 of the 3 runs came via solo homeruns. That means the Phillies, who were coming off a 22 run slugfest, stranded 13 runners. To make matters worse, they had the bases loaded with no outs and didn't score, and had a leadoff triple and didn't score him (Ruiz). That's the Phillies we've all come to know and hate love. Mr. Sideburns, Greg Dobbs, said it best, "The fact that we scored 22 runs the night before, that's great, but it doesn't mean diddly tonight." Luckily for the Phillies, every other team in the lackluster NL East aside from the Braves succumbed to their opponents last night as well.

Minors:
*Jack Taschner made his Iron Pig debut last night, tossing 2 scoreless innings. He did give up 2 hits and 2 walks though.

*Raul Ibanez (come back soon!) went 1-2, with a walk and a run scored for the Iron Pigs last night.

*To put a smile on your face, a Michael Taylor update. The Reading Phillies stud outfielder swiped 3 bags yesterday (now with 17), hit 2 doubles (now with 20), and knocked in 2 runs (now with 64 rbi). Oh yeah, he's batting .345.

*In the same game, top prospect Carlos Carrasco got lit up for 6 runs in 4 innings upping his ERA to 5.06. That's not very encouraging.

*18 year old Lakewood BlueClaws outfielder Anthony Gose is on fire, upping his average to .284 with an amazing 47 stolen bases.

*A few seasons ago, Corey and I campaigned for a little known minor league utility infielder by the name of Bobby Scales to get the call up to the bigs and displace No-Hit Nunez on the roster. My new cause- Neil Sellers. He bats right, he plays mostly 3rd, but has seen time at 2nd and 1st, and 1 game at SS in his 6 minor league seasons. He was an all-star for the Reading Phillies this season, and he has a decent bat- .310/.854, 41 r, 20 dbl, 9 hr, 48 rbi on the season, which is in line with his career totals. Time to promote the 27 year old and get rid of that worthless sack of potatoes known as Eric Bruntlett.


Tonight:

New hero Rodrigo Lopez makes his 2nd start for the Phils against big hype, small returns Homer Bailey. A win is important here, and despite last night's crapping of the bed, would make the series a success.

~Carson

19 comments:

Kevin McGuire said...

We knew it would happen, didn't we? I said to a few people after the 22-1 win that I would bet the monthly rent that the Phillies would struggle offensively the next game. Sure they scored three runs, but 1-for-12 with RISP kills your chances to win big time.

Happ pitched well though so there's a bright side, despite his two HRs to "Hot Dog" BRandon Phillips.

Reverend Paul Revere said...

I'd rather have Abraham Nunez than Eric Bruntlett.

Dr. Steve said...

Thanks for the Taylor update. I can't wait to hear how bad the Holliday trade was when he's an all-star consecutive years and Holliday is injured a la Garcia.

Reverend Paul Revere said...

Matt Holliday? What is this guy talking about?

GM-Carson said...

Are you talking about the extremely overrated Oakland A's outfielder Matt Holliday or the Blue Jays ace pitcher Roy Halladay? I want Halladay, but screw Holliday.

I too would prefer No-Hit Nunez to Brunt.

njh723 said...

i think he means roy... but i hope if we go after him we dont offer taylor

GM-Carson said...

Honestly, if getting Halladay means giving up an unproven Michael Taylor, then I bite the bullet and do it. Halladay is a f'n beast. He's awesome, and he keeps the ball on the ground. We need an ace, and an ace he is. He'll make Cole Hamels look like the pre-puberty geek he is.

GM-Carson said...

Oh, by the way, I screwed up, because the Braves did win last night. Oops.

Reverend Paul Revere said...

As Enrico said, I'd trade the Reading Phillies for Halladay.

Corey said...

nunez over bruntlett? neither of them can play worth a shit, but let me remind everyone that nunez made $3 million dollars in two seasons. the phils are paying bruntlett half that in his two seasons. if they are going to have useless shit on the team, at least don't overpay for it.

GM-Carson said...

I should have said, I'd rather have a bronze statue of Kevin Sefcik as my utility infielder than Eric f'n Bruntlett.

Reverend Paul Revere said...

eric bruntlett is batting .141.

GM-Carson said...

.141 isn't even respectable for a pitcher. Speaking of which, not only do we have some of the worst pitching pitchers, those bastards can't hit for shit either.

GM-Carson said...

Damn, I thought this was a 3 game series. Turns out it's a 4 game series. So they need to win both today and tomorrow for it to be a success.

Aaron said...

My only untouchables in a trade for Halladay would be Drabek and Taylor. I would give up anything else to get Roy.
Carrasco can go and I won't miss him at all. Everyone keeps saying "He's still young" "He's got electric stuff".
No he doesn't have electric stuff, When you have electric stuff you get people out, especially minor leaguers and it doesn't matter if your 22 or 32 or 42.

Bob D said...

Last night, why the hell pinch hit Dobbs with Bruntlet????? Bruntlet ends a reat scoring opp in that at bat with a K then ends the game with a weak grounder and another op to score runs. Why not hit Mayberry for Dobbs if your looking for a RH bat to pinch hit for Dobbs. I'd rather have my Aunt Alice who has more facial hair than Bruntlet bat for Dobbs. Get rid of him now!

Bob D said...

Oh by the way I'm not interested in any pitcher other than a top pitcher (Halliday or such).

screw Bruntlet

Aaron said...

Bob's aunt Alice sounds hot.

GM-Carson said...

Nice win tonight. Good game.

Bruntlett with yet another pinch hit at bat without a hit.

Mayberry isn't much of a better option. If you've been watching the games you'll see just how strikeout prone this kid is.