Corey may think pitching is the problem, but I tend to point the finger of blame at the lack of scoring runs. Cliff Lee would be a welcomed addition to the pitching staff, but with the lineup's current construction they're not winning any games regardless of the starting pitcher. They've scored 2 runs in 2 games off of the Pirates worst 2 starting pitchers. Yes, it's that bad. I agree that pitching wins championships...in the playoffs. Problem being, the Phils aren't going to make it to the postseason if they don't start scoring some f'n runs!
*Domonic Brown is batting .419 with the Iron Pigs since his promotion to AAA. Phils brass continues to stifle talk of the jump to the bigs though, as Amaro & Co. are apparently satisfied with Raul Ibanez's shitastic line of .237/.712. I mean, who wouldn't love those numbers from a decrepit 38 year old outfielder making $12M?
*Clearwater secondbaseman Harold Garcia has a 35 game hitting streak going. What's more impressive is that he's only played in 43 games this season. He's batting .343/.892 with 26 r, 30 rbi, 18 xbh, and 17 sb.
*Ryan Madson tossed 2 scoreless innings for Reading yesterday. A return to the Phils bullpen is imminent, as well are continued 8th inning meltdowns.
Hey did you know Jamie Moyer is as old as the pyramids and has pitched since the inception of the game back in the 1800's? Yeah, what gave it away, the nickname Grand Pappy? Anyway, being that ancient and tossing slowballs since the beginning of time has lead to him becoming the all-time leader in homeruns surrendered, and the Phils made a t-shirt to honor him. *Hat tip to Todd Zolecki on this one.