The Phillies try to go for the sweep (walkoff sweep?) of the Reds today at 1:35. Ol' Girl Parts will throw for the good guys. OGP sports a pretty average line, 6-7, 4.05 ERA, and for the most part, has been pretty average. Problem is, with the way the offense is performing, an average performance may not get it done. His opponent today will be ex-farmhand Matt Maloney. Maloney was once traded for Kyle Lohse. Phuturephillies.com did a full writeup of Maloney at the time of the trade here. Or I'll just sum it up for you if you don't like reading that much: soft throwing lefty that dominated the low minors at an older age needs to cut down on the walks to reach ceiling of major league 4th/5th starter. Well, Maloney has only walked 9 batters in 46 big league innings but has a 5th starter-like ERA of 4.86. Phils need to jump on this guy early and put this one to bed by the 5th inning.
WSBGMs Phantasy Update:
Carson and I still sit atop the standings, but this update is all about condolences to the owner/manager of "Thank Bill Buckner." Not only does the team have Utley, Heyward and Ellsbury on the DL, they had to suffer from Mike Scoscia allowing Scott Kazmir to stay on the hill last night and absorb 13 earned runs. How the hell does a manager leave his starter out there for that long? No long reliever on the team? Ridiculous.
Cliff Lee Question:
If Cliff Lee would have been Seattle's only All Star representative, would the league have to add a Mariner after Lee's trade or would they allow the game to go on without a player from each team?
Cliff Lee Update:
Lee lost to Baltimore last night. Baltimore. Wow, he sucks. I bet the Yanks are glad they didn't get him.
Come back tomorrow for the next installment in the long line of WSBGMs song parodies, an epic folk tune inspired by Cliff Lee...