A 38 year old utility infielder by trade has thrived in the absence of an All-Star caliber regular. Juan Castro has filled in admirably for Jimmy Rollins thus far, batting a cool .400 through the first 4 games of J-Roll's DL stint. As a lifetime .231 hitter, it's highly doubtful that Castro continues this torrid pace and challenges Ted Williams modern day batting average. However, he's almost outperformed his predecessor Eric Bruntlett. Castro 15:6 ab/rbi, Bruntlett 105:7. Yeah, Bruntlett sucked.
Warm Gushy Feelings:
Is it gay if I'm dreaming of Roy Halladay feeding me grapes in a cabana on the beach, with intermittent giggles, and suntan lotion involved in an unnamed manner? If so, I'm totally homo! Seriously though, Doc is amazing. 3 games started, 3 wins, 1.13 ERA, 24 ip (avg 8 ip per start). Enough said.
OhNO He Didn't:
It seems the Phillies celebrate every heritage at the Brick Cit House nowadays. Irish, Asian-Pacific, African-American, White Anglo Saxon Protestant, Latin, Mongolian, Norwegian, Peruvian, Gay...you name it, they celebrate it. Way to be multi-cultural. Now even Angelina Jolie's adopted rugrats and Apolo Ohno have a place to kick it.
Grand Pappy Moyer, he of a 13-4 record and 2.93 ERA against the Marlins, gets the ball in hopes of notching career victory #260. He's also looking for his first career homerun, so we can all cross our fingers for that.