Thursday, September 03, 2009
Send out a search party to comb the deserts, spelunk the caves, scale the mountainsides, canvas the jungles, and plunge the oceans in search of the Phillies offense. In the past 9 games they’ve scored a grand total of 19 runs…not what we’ve come to expect out of the NL’s best offense. They have been shutdown by the Pirates, Braves, and now Giants pitching staffs. With reigning 2008 Cy Young and 2009 Cy Young hopeful Tim Lincecum on the mound, it’s doubtful the offense pokes its head out of the gopher hole today.
Countering “The Freak” Lincecum is the old goat 3-time Cy Young Pedro Martinez. He must be feeling cursed between the inclement weather that seems to pour upon the mound when he starts and now this pitching match-up.
September Call-Ups: relief pitcher Jack Taschner and catcher Paul Hoover thus far. Others soon will follow with the minor league seasons wrapping up.