Thursday, March 04, 2010

Quick Spring Hits

Premier Match-Up:
Roy Halladay faces CC Sabathia in the Phillies Grapefruit League opener this afternoon at 1:05. Possible preview of Game 1 of the 2010 World Series?

Shane Victorino has been nursing a sore throwing shoulder and did not start against the Florida State Seminoles yesterday. John Mayberry Jr. took his place in CF.

Catching On?
David Herndon is attempting to break camp as the 12th member of the Phillies bullpen. That's cool, but who the hell is David Herndon? Oh yeah, he was that pitcher the Phils selected in the Rule 5 draft. See ya later, sorry kid.

College is Tough:

Phillippe Aumont allowed 5 runs in only 2/3 of an inning yesterday against a bunch of undergrads. Not exactly the best first impression.
"It's the first one. I can't do worse than that, so we're just going to have to build on that, make a joke out of it and move on. Obviously it didn't turn out how people wanted, fans, me and everybody else."

The Phils did manage to squeak out a victory, 13-6. Not that it really matters.

Mid-Season Form:
Pirate starters were 1-19 against the Yankees yesterday. Their only hit was an infield single by Andrew McCutchen in the first at-bat of the game.


furiousBall said...

i know it's just spring training, but damn i'm looking forward to seeing the boys on the field again

GM-Carson said...

I'd be content with watching Juan Castro hit of a tee at this point. Screw winter, bring on the Boys of Summer!

Corey said...

i thought i was ready, but i tried watching that buccos-yanks game yesterday and i made it through three batters before i realized i hate watching spring training baseball on tv. painful. i'll give tonight's phils replay a try, but all this dopes is make me want the regular season even more.

GM-Carson said...

Cole Hamels' bread-and-butter pitches have been his fastball and changeup. This spring, the Phillies starter has been working on sharpening his curveball and adding a cutter as well.

But Hamels is also tinkering with a fifth pitch -- a sinker. He's tried it out during games before, with mixed results, and now wants to see if it can become a permanent part of his arsenal, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

"A few games, I would throw it, but it would get hit, and I would say, 'Forget this,' " Hamels said, according to the report. "But it's still something I'm throwing in the bullpen and am working with."

Hamels and Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee don't remember how many times Hamels tried throwing a sinker last year.

"If you're trying to pin me down to specific dates, I don't remember, but he threw it more than you might think," Dubee said, according to the report. "It could be a good pitch for him."

Anonymous said...


GM-Carson said...

Somebody get Chan Ho Park to translate that shit for me please.

Dr. Steve said...

Chan Ho Park needs more to translate. He needs to translate every day so people back in South Korea can log in and watch him translate. Otherwise he's out.

Bob D said...

that post states Chan Ho Park really hates his agent for not having him sign with the Phillies for more money than the Yankees

GM-Carson said...

Saw the bottom of the 9th, and it was nice to see our scrubs come from behind and beat the Yankees scrubs.

Andrew said...

want some opinions on this argument I'm having. Would you say trading away Lee and getting Halladay was a "risk" for the Phillies? My coworkers are trying to argue that Halladay is unproven in the postseason and Lee is. I'm arguing back that that means nothing. Halladay is so consistent year in and year out that whether or not he's pitched in October or not is meaningless. Also, calling Lee proven after one postseason is about as smart as calling Hamels proven after one postseason. I think that no Phillies fans are considering Halladay in and Lee out a risk. Rather they're just wondering why not both.


GM-Carson said...

Halladay is not a risk. Your friends may be stupid.

Andrew said...

thats what I said. they are dumb. but then again, they are red sox and indians (bitter!) fans