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!
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.