Sunday, July 05, 2009

A Sweep Would Be Nice

Going into this series against the Mets, I had zero confidence that anything good would come of it. Having taken the first two games rather a-matter-of-factly the Phils are in a position to perform the coveted 3-game sweep. One obstacle- Darth Santana. I don't hate Johan, I fear Johan. The Phillies have never beaten him, lifetime- 4 wins in 8 starts, 55 ip, 49 k's, 2.95 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and a .199 average against. Opposing pitcher for the good guys, Joe Blanton, needs to pitch better than he's possibly capable of to pick up the "W" today.

*Ryan Howard is the 39th highest paid athlete in America according to Sports Illustrated.

*After breaking free of his career worst slump, Jimmy Rollins is 5-12, with 1 runs scored, 4 rbi, 3 doubles, and 2 walks in the past 3 games.

*Grand Pappy Moyer made his 600th career start yesterday and notched his 253rd too.

*Brad Lidge pitched a perfect 9th inning last night, possibly his best outing of the season.

*Jack Taschner was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Rodrigo Lopez. Makes me like RoLo even more.

*Scott Eyre is likely to be activated for today's game, meaning Sergio Escalona goes back to the minors for the upteenmillionth time this season.



Dr. Steve said...

These red Mets hats are stupid.

Aaron said...

Great move Charlie. Blanton's throwing a 4 hit shutout and just struck out Sheffield...........Better go to the pen cause Alex Cora is lefthanded!!!!

So Romero hits Cora and now Chan HO suck is in the Game????

........oh...........wait...........Chan Ho just got a DP ball.
Charlie's a Genius!!!!!!!! Great move that's exactly what I would have done.

Aaron said...

The Phils are still vagina's but they Mets are bigger vagina's.

GM-Carson said...

Like I said, a sweep would be nice. So, that was pretty nice.

Surprise of the day- Blanton outpitching Santana.

GM-Carson said...

Ryan Howard selected by Manuel, Utley and Ibanez selected by fans for the All-Star game. Victorino up for the 33rd player vote.