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.