Thursday, July 22, 2010
The 2010 version of the Philadelphia Phillies has become a cast of pathetic losers. Calling a team currently with a winning record and that has been to the playoffs three straight seasons pathetic losers is harsh, but that's exactly what they've become. Every night some facet of their game is failing them, whether it be offense, base running, defense, pitching, and/or managing. Nearly everyone one, fans and baseball analysts alike, picked the Phils to dominate not only the NL East but also the National League. Injuries have taken their toll on this team, but for the vast majority of the season many have just underperformed and anything short of a postseason berth will be considered an epic fail.
*Mark Reynolds had back-to-back Howards, committing his 5th of the season yesterday.
*Vance Worley is up with the Phils as a longman until Saturday's starting pitcher is determined. Wish they had released Baez and hung onto Figueroa.
*Cole Hamels has his work cut out for him today. Not only does he have to face the hard hitting Cardinals lineup, but he's opposed to super starter Adam Wainwright (33-13, 375.1 ip, 342 k, 2.40 ERA, and a 1.13 WHIP since 2009).