Two fireballing right-handers meet up for the series finale in Houston this afternoon. Staff aces Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt look to post gems in what has been an offensive explosion in the first 2 games. Their career stats speak for themselves. Halladay: 149-76, 3.42 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 1504 k in 2053.2 ip. Oswalt: 137-71, 3.23 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 1476 k in 1809.1 ip.
*Ryan Howard has merely 1 strikeout through the first 5 games of the season, spanning 24 at bats.
*Brad Lidge made his first rehab appearance yesterday with Single-A Clearwater and guess what...he still sucks. 2/3 of an inning, 3 hits, 1 walk, 4 runs. As awesome as his 2008 was, he reached an historic badness level in 2009 and his 2010 doesn't look to improve.
*JC Romero made his second rehab appearance in the same game as Lidge yesterday, but with much better results. He now has 2 scoreless innings under his belt.
*Jamie Moyer is one of only 3 active players in MLB to have played in the 80's (Ken Griffey Jr. and Omar Vizquel being the other elder statesmen).
*Davey Lopes hopes to be back coaching 1st base in Monday's home opener. He lost his brother to a fire about a week ago and has been with family since then.