Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Choochin' for what it's Werth:
Carlos Ruiz is currently 3rd in the NL in batting average (.354) and 1st in on base % (.481). Jayson Werth is 4th in average (.348), 6th in ob% (.424), and 2nd in OPS (1.112). That's flippin' awesome!

Mediocre Kendrick:
We saw a third side of Kendrick last night, the mediocre side. In 2 starts this year he's gone 15 innings allowing zero runs, that's good Kendrick. In 4 other starts this year he's gone 15.2 ip allowing 20 runs, that's bad Kendrick. Last night- 6 ip, 4 r, mediocre Kendrick.

Jimmy Rollins > Juan Castro > Wilson Valdez
J-Roll is likely out until June, Castro is nursing a hammy, making Valdez currently the only option at SS. Valdez grounded into a double play for the 5th straight game last night. I'm not sure what the MLB record is for this, but I hope he gets it to justify the rant I'll go on if he does it one more f'n time.

Woe is the Elbow:
Brad Lidge is having discomfort in his elbow, and was unavailable to pitch last night. Foreseeing this as an ongoing theme for the next 2 years on his contract is a safe bet. A $12M closer that can't close...brilliant!

Our Backup Sucks:
Backup catcher Brian Schneider has been DL'd and Paul Hoover has been called up from Lehigh Valley. Schneider sucked when he played, but this backup is going to suck even more. Get it? Hoover vacuum, suck, hahahaha, I'm so funny.


Dr. Steve said...

Isn't this Brad Lidge's last year?


Corey said...

you know you have a real shit pitcher when 6 innings and 4 runs can be defined as mediocre. that's a 6.00 ERA. he's just been sooooooo bad that a regular bad outing seems rather average. yuck. get rid of this joker and bring cliff lee back.

as for valdez, that guy is clueless at the plate. he's a career .216 hitter for a reason. he's pathetic. is there no decent minor league SS that the Phils can get to play for the next month???

GM-Carson said...

Freddy Galvis- Reading Phillies (Double A) SS is batting right around the Mendoza line with no power. They're screwed!

Corey said...

no. not the phillies minor league system. the ENTIRE minor leagues!

Corey said...

hell, what about cody ransom? brian bocock?

what about garbage from other teams - angel berroa, chris woodward, ray olmedo, brian bixler, ramon vazquez...there has to be somebody out there...

Preserve Jon said...

Do you think the BJs get the revenue from the series that has been moved to Citizens Bank Park?

Roy A said...

I bet Eric Bruntlett wouldn't mind playing SS for a few weeks.

Bob D said...

The Blue Jays series will now be in Philly. BJ's will be home team - so I want them to switch dugouts, bullpens, Blue Jays bat last, the fans cheer for them, they'll even use the DH - I say they switch everything. I also think they should hop on a plane and fly a circle around Philly just so it feels like an away game.

Ransom and Bocock are both available and better hitters. Not sure if they are better fielders but Valdez seems to have issues too in the field. Ruiz leads in OB% but Valdez nullifies much of that with his GIDP's. (when he isnt striking out)

GM-Carson said...

I just came to comment about the Interleague series with the Blue Jays being moved to Philly.

Here's the email I received:
Phillies-Jays series relocated to Philadelphia
Major League Baseball announced today that the venue of the scheduled June 25-27 three-game Philadelphia Phillies-Toronto Blue Jays series has been relocated from Toronto's Rogers Centre to Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park because of the scheduled events of the G20 Summit in Toronto. The rescheduled games will still be considered home games of the Blue Jays, who will bat last, and the Designated Hitter will be used.

ripjgarcia said...

I thought this blog post was about chooch.

Fuckin 8 hitter leading MLB in OBP by a mile..

and the cluth hits
much love

ripjgarcia said...

And a secondary comment.. I just had to go back and make sure the Phils won the last 2 games and that Lidge didn't revert... Dr. Steve, you are just setting me up here so I'll quip my lip.

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