Monday, June 28, 2010

Know Your Enemy - Cincinnati



The Art of Pitching
Do you remember Arthur Rhodes with the Phillies? Let me remind you. He had an ERA over 5, jacked up his arm, and missed the entire next season. Since that missed year he's been a beast and this year he's practically unhittable. His ERA currently sits at 0.28 (1 ER in 32 innings) and he hasn't given up a run since his second appearance of the season. That is 30 straight scoreless appearances. I'd say Utley and Howard should watch some Art Rhodes tape cause they might see him in the 7th/8th inning of a few games.


Team Rankings
                         Phillies           Reds
Batting Avg 17 5
Home Runs 9 4
RBI 14 5

ERA 14 22
WHIP 8 21
Strikeouts 26 21
Probable Starters
Johnny Cueto - 7-2, 3.97 this year but in his last two starts against the Phils his ERA is over 15.
Mike Leake - The Phillies have never seen this straight-to-the-majors rookie, so naturally he will shut them down for seven innings.
Aaron Harang - Halladay pitches this game. Phils take it easily.

Prediction
I have no clue. I'm guessing they'll win Halladay's start and that's it.

3 comments:

ACSmitty79 said...

So we survived one of the worst offensive stretches in baseball history AND
-are only 2.5 back of 1st
-are getting pretty solid pitching from our starters--and we don't even have Happ back or made a call to Pedro
-Had what, our first winning interleague record ever??
-been @ or close to double digit scoring in 3 of the last 4 games?
-Have the opportunity to put ATL back in their place next week.

Where are all you bridge jumpers now???

GM-Carson said...

Smitty- I'm still close to the ledge ;)

GM-Carson said...

Scott Rolen is friggin' awesome this year.