Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pathetic Loser


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.

Notes:
*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).

27 comments:

SirAlden said...

Braves Lost.

Mutts Lost.

GM-Carson said...

Sir Alden- really? I'm happy the Braves lost because I could care less about Wagner, Chipper, and Cox's final season, but it's highly doubtful the Phils catch them in the standings. The Mets...maybe, but they're getting better with the return of Beltran and are looking to add a starting pitcher (Myers?).

Corey said...

anyone care to mention fuqua's decision to let blanton hit with the bases loaded in the 6th? wtf?

ACSmitty79 said...

I guess he didn't have any faith in the BP. Still...DUH!

Chas said...

And somehow he had faith in Blanton who implodes every start after 75 pitches. He was probably thinking of his WS homerun.

I feel like since we got Halladay, Charlie thinks every pitcher should throw a complete game every time out. It was a terrible decision to let him hit.

It's not all Charlie's fault though. Pretty much the entire team SUCKS!!

SirAlden said...

What can I say? I am an optimist.

SirAlden said...

Blanton Hitting was a big mistake.

Period end of story.

Should have taken what he had given us to that point (one run given up) and said thank you very much.

Big Mistake.

Matty said...

This hurts. But I still have faith. It ain't over til the math says they're out.

Aaron said...

Trade Werth.
Do not trade Happ for Oswalt.

The Phillies are done this year. I still think they can be very good next year, but this aint there year. This team needs to start getting a little bit younger.

Corey said...

Girl Parts throwing a no-no thru 4...

GM-Carson said...

The Phils do need to get younger and cheaper at certain positions. Can't have multi-million dollar starters at every position. That's why it's important to start seeing if some of these bullpen guys can hack it- Bastardo, Mathieson, De Frautus, Schwimmer, Zagurski, Escalona, and some others I'm likely forgetting. Also, Dom Brown starting frees up some money and infuses youth.

GM-Carson said...

There ya go, yet another base running gaffe. Polanco caught wandering off 1st base and Molina nabs him. They are just playing like shit all around. If they can screw it up, they will.

GM-Carson said...

Score some f'n runs already!!!

GM-Carson said...

Wilson Valdez with his 15th GIDP on the season. Horrible!!!

Aaron said...

the lack of offense on this team is pathetic. Cole is throwing a one hitter and they are still going to lose.

Horrible horrible horrible....Rube what have you done to the WFC's???

Aaron said...

Typical Phillies inning.
howard singles.
Werth pulls his head out his shoulders out and uppercuts at high fastballs and K's.
Rollins ground into a DP.

This team is depressing. I don't know why I keep watching.

Aaron said...

oh goody......Ryan Madson. prediction he gets the first two hitters out and then gives up a bomb on a high change up

SirAlden said...

Thank you again Cole Hamels

SirAlden said...

Sell High on Happ.

Once he starts pitching again, down the value goes, hyper lucky last year based on his stats and balls in play.

Let's make some trades!

SirAlden said...

First time the Phillies have had an 11 inning ONE HITTER since 1900.

GM-Carson said...

Cole Hamels was fantastic today and has been great in July.

ACSmitty79 said...

Just for shits and giggles i looked up how many Quality starts were lost by this O. i was more interested in how many times they blew it for Blanton, Kendrick and Moyer, but turns out Hamels has been the [un]luckiest recipient of offensive suck:

Hamels 6
Halladay 4
Blanton 3
Moyer 3
Kendrick 2

That's 18 games so far, where the P essentially did their job but the O didn't show up. Unless Lee's pinch hitting, this number would have likely been higher.

ACSmitty79 said...

And in most of those QS losses the guys went 7+

Andrew said...

On the flipside, how many games were blown by the bullpen or a crappy start? I think it tends to even itself out....

ACSmitty79 said...

Andrew we have 43 losses. the point is, good pitching is @ a premium in MLB. She when you get it, you have to take advantage of it. good pitching wins games assuming your O does it's job.

We supposedly have one of if not the best line up i baseball. We sit 7 games back of first. and 18 times they failed to show up when the pitching unquestionably did theirs, including 8x by the shaky back end of the rotation.

there is no flip side.

ACSmitty79 said...

Milt Thompson just got fired.
Charlie better watch out.

GM-Carson said...

Milt fired? Yeah, sure, it's his fault.