Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A Place In History

After Chase Utley's solo shot last night the Phillies became the 12th team to have four player hit at least 30 homers in a season. I was immediately impressed...until I looked up the other eleven teams.

2006 White Sox: Joe Crede, Jermaine Dye, Paul Konerko, Jim Thome.
2004 Cubs: Moises Alou, Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Sammy Sosa.
2000 Angels: Garret Anderson, Troy Glaus, Tim Salmon, Mo Vaughn.
2000 Blue Jays: Tony Batista, Jose Cruz Jr., Carlos Delgado, Brad Fullmer.
1999 Rockies: Dante Bichette, Vinny Castilla, Todd Helton, Larry Walker.
1998 Braves: Andres Galarraga, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, Javy Lopez.
1997 Rockies: Ellis Burks, Castilla, Galarraga, Walker.
1997 Dodgers: Eric Karros, Raul Mondesi, Mike Piazza, Todd Zeile.
1996 Rockies: Bichette, Burks, Castilla, Galarraga.
1995 Rockies: Bichette, Castialla, Galarraga, Walker.
1977 Dodgers: Dusty Baker, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Reggie Smith.

Notice any trends? I do. First, it helps to play in Colorado. Second, it helps if you jack yourself up on steroids. And third, and most importantly, it doesn't help you get to the World Series. Of the list, only the '77 Dodgers make the Series. And they lost to the Yankees.



GM-Carson said...

Homeruns are awesome, but not when that's the only means of scoring runs. The past dozen or so by the Phils have been solo shots. I love watching Utley send one into orbit, but I'd also love it if Pedro Feliz could knock in the guy on 3rd with less than 2 outs.

Andrew said...

Carrasco's line last night:
5.0 ip, 8H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Dr. Steve said...

Oh God we should trade him.

On a serious note, those lines look bad until you see Cliff Lee not lasting into the third inning.

GM-Carson said...

Love for Cliff Lee to have a bounce back performance tonight. 8 ip, 2 r, 1 WIN.

GM-Carson said...

September Reinforcements:
Looks like you can add Andy Tracy, John Mayberry Jr., Sergio Escalona, and Kyle Kendrick to the previously called up Brett Myers, Jack Taschner, and Paul Hoover.

Rodrigo Lopez was released. So long, good luck, and thanks for those wins in July.

Dr. Steve said...

Phillies suck hard.

Aaron said...

MMM look at that..... No lidge 2 saves....mmmmmm
funny how that works.

GM-Carson said...

Looks like it's going to be closer my committee (Lidge, Madson, and Myers). Hey, whatever gets us another championship.

Andrew said...

reminds me of Wainwright being the closer for the champion Cardinals when he wasn't even closing during the season. it could work.