In a 162 game season there are bound to be infuriating losses. Last night was just that, infuriating. At 8-5 the Phillies are still in good standing. Dig a bit deeper and there is cause for concern.
All is Lost:
Injuries- JC Romero, Joe Blanton, Brad Lidge, Jimmy Rollins, and JA Happ.
Bullpen- Danys Baez and Ryan Madson.
Rotation- Kyle Kendrick (minus last night's stellar 8 shutout inning no decision) and Jamie Moyer.
Struggling Bats- Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez.
All is Well:
However, there is reason for optimism to ward off despair.
Popping Bats- Placido Polanco, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Jayson Werth.
Ace- Roy Halladay.
Bullpen- Chad Durbin.
An offensive onslaught and a precise surgery of the Braves lineup by Doc tonight will make everyone feel all warm and cozy inside once again.
If not, then piss on that with a Peter North size hose and prepare for Photoshop of Ryan Madson and Cole Hamels skipping through a field of daisies hand-in-hand.