Saturday, June 19, 2010
Jobu & Rehab
Robert Dalton posted a picture of Jobu on our Facebook page 3 days ago. What has transpired since? A 3 game winning streak against some top competition of the American League. WSBGMs thanks Bob D for changing the Phils luck, because we all know the wins have nothing to do with solid pitching and a return of the sticks. Jobu looks to continue working his black magic this afternoon as Cole Hamels opposed Kevin Slowey.
JA Happ is pitching again, but not pitching well. In 3 rehab starts he has a 8.71 ERA and a .304 average against. These are minor leaguers, so those numbers are even less inpiring. With Moyer and Kendrick pitching well enough, and Blanton doing alright last night, there is no reason to rush Happ back. Someone to rush back is Jimmy Rollins. Fill-ins Juan Castro and GIDP Valdez just can't hack it. J-Roll scored a couple runs yesterday and knocked in one with Clearwater. Getting him back will be a major boost to the lineup.