Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Cole, Brett, JA, Carlos & Golden Girls

Cole Hamels:
Two starts ago I asked for the real Cole Hamels to step up and begin pitching like he is capable of. Since then he’s rattled off 17 innings of no run baseball. Last night he looked unhittable, and nearly was. Shutting down the Pirates and Giants offenses isn’t like facing the Cardinals or Dodgers, but it’s a start.

Brett Myers:
Pitched 1 inning for Triple-A Lehigh Valley last night, striking out 2. In 5 rehab assignment games he’s pitched 7 innings while striking out 13 with a 1.29 ERA. He is set for one more appearance with the Iron Pigs, and if all goes well he may be activated for the weekend series with Houston.

JA Happ:
The Rookie of the Year hopeful has been magnificent this year. His sparklingly 10-3 record, 3 complete games, 2.63 ERA, and 1.17 WHIP have him ranked near the top of the NL in those categories. San Francisco counters with Brad Penny, who was banished from the BoSox rotation and is making his return to the NL.

Carlos Carrasco:
The prized piece in the trade for Cliff Lee made his MLB debut last night with Cleveland. He was shellacked for 6 r, 9 h, 3 bb, and 3 hr in only 3 innings. In my opinion, he was over-hyped for the past 3 or 4 seasons in the Phillies organization, and I will not be shocked if he never turns out to be more than a league average starting pitcher.

Golden Girls:
On Monday Corey called upon the Golden Girls to get the Phillies back on a hot streak. It worked, as they won their first 1-0 game of the season last night. So, here we go…

~Carson

17 comments:

Dr. Steve said...

I think the last picture here is scaring away comments.

Stock said...

Happ pitches really well tonight against the Giants I think he could pull ahead in the ROY race.

ripjgarcia said...

Brett Myers looks like he's taking a dump in that picture

GM-Carson said...

My dump face looks much different than that. I'm relaxed, let it smooth on out.

Anyway, enough with the crap (pun intended), what do you guys think of the new header?

Jimmy O'D said...

I like the new header alot. It manages to pull all the important We Should be GM's topics together.

Jimmy O'D said...

That dump picture looks alot like Geoff Geary and not Brett Myers.

GM-Carson said...

Jimmy, I think RIPJGarcia was referring to the picture of Myers in today's post. Because that is the one and only Gas Can Geary in the new header, but that's his party face.

Aaron said...

Love the new header. I would try to find some room for Jeltz on there somewhere.


Get used to that line from Carasco. When guys suck in the minors, they also suck in the majors. Even though the "experts" say they have "electric stuff".

Aaron said...

ummm offense?????

Aaron said...

Brad Penny?......Really?
WTF.

GM-Carson said...

Corey is still playing around with the header, but I agree a little Jeltz would be nice. Rick Schu too.

What the hell is up with this offense? What the hell is wrong with Raul? Raul looks horrible, really freaking horrible.

GM-Carson said...

They haven't scored more than 4 runs in the past 9 games, and have only scored 19 in that span. That's not good enough.

GM-Carson said...

May be jumping to the gun here, but this Ibanez we're seeing is the one many of us were scared shitless of when the old dude was signed to that big contract. Don't get me wrong, he was the man in the 1st half, but he's been abysmal in the 2nd half. Lots of money sunk in Moyer and Ibanez next year, two big question marks (Moyer more so than Raul).

Scottie said...

Can they call up some hitters? Fire Milt Thompson?! Something!?

Dr. Steve said...

Ibanez makes the decision to bring Taylor up and not worry about him losing at bats an easy one.

Guess it's time to resign Werth!

We have money sunk into other players. There's nothing we can do about it.

Dr. Steve said...

GOT TO KEEP SPENDING

Dr. Steve said...

Also Scottie, fire Milt Thompson, you're funny.