Monday, September 21, 2009

Off Day Musings

*The Phillies aren't only a homerun hitting juggernaut, they also pound many balls into the gaps (oh, that sounds dirty) for doubles. They lead the NL in HR (210), doubles (219), and runs (747).

*The first handful of months to the season saw the Phils in the bottom portion of the NL in team ERA, but our pitchers are now ranked 6th with a 4.08 earned run average. Thanks Pedro and Cliff.

*With 105 stolen bases and only 22 caught stealing, the Phils have a MLB-best 83% success rate.

*Thankfully September allows for expanded rosters, because many of the Phils pitchers are ailing and the starters have only gone 10 innings in the past 3 games combined due to injuries or weather. Others with bumps and bruises- Eyre, Romero, Myers, Park, and Taschner.

*Old buddy So Taguchi got a September call-up with the Cubs and is batting a cool .500, albeit only in 4 at bats.

*Some WSBGMs readers suggested the Phils should have signed Milton Bradley this offseason instead of Raul Ibanez. Thankfully Ruben Amaro is sane, as Raul has been an all-star and MB has been his old reliant tumultuous piece of crap self getting suspended for the remainder of the season by the Cubs. Image courtesy of More Hardball.

*Don't forget to enter the Coin That Phrase Contest.

~Carson

5 comments:

GM-Carson said...

That double header will be interesting tomorrow. Taking even 1 game of it will make all 17 Marlins fans cry.

SirAlden said...

Think you ought to read this Carson.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=9559

Ed Wade fired Cooper instead of himself.

Blame Game Time to save GM jobs.

Bob D said...

Cooper had a 171-170 record. What does Wade have?????

The bullpen is a mess right now. They need to get healthy and also some of them need to pitch regularly over the next 2 weeks. Right now Madson and Tyler Walker are the 2 best in there.

LynnieMac said...

Found the following website while wasting time and immediately thought of the Howard. You guys created it, you guys need to submit it.

http://newcenturypicnic.com/rbi/index.php?title=Main_Page

GM-Carson said...

Looks like both Myers and Park won't be ready for the start of the playoffs. Damn, this doesn't look good.