Tuesday, July 06, 2010

What's the #?

A. Homeruns hit by Gary Redus as a Phucco.
B. Plus Andy Van Slyke's league leading double total.
C. Divided by Dan Plesac seasons as a Phucco.
D. Times Kent Tekulve's career high in appearances.
E. Minus Benito Santiago's hits as a Phucco.
What's the #?

*I couldn't bring myself to do a second consecutive post focused solely on the Pirates. Therefore I went with the mixed theme of the Phucco (Phillie + Bucco).

Extras:
*I'm still baffled by Charlie Manuel's selection of utility infielder Omar Infante for the NL All-Star squad over the 1st half MVP Joey Votto. Infante is batting .309, but it's empty because he only has amassed 9 extra base hits. Meanwhile Votto boasts a 1.017 OPS and has nearly as more RBI (59) than Infante has games played (57). What the hell was Fuqua thinking?!

*Roy Halladay is on a pace to pitch 278 innings this season. Gotta think he'll fall a bit short of that.

*Chase Utley is shooting for a return to the lineup in 6 weeks, rather than the original prognosis of 8.

*Big ups to Greg Dobbs who has went 6-21 (.286) since his brief stint in the minors.

16 comments:

greg said...

1747

greg said...

1747

Joseph said...

1747?

Bob D said...

1747

Bob D said...

Halladay is 10-7 after 18 games. He will likely pitch 17 more times which means if continues getting a decision almost every time out he could end up with a 22-11 record. I guess it also goes with the fact that he pitches 8 or 9 innings almost every time out and that accounts for his high inning total. He is on a pace to have 14 complete games too.

Joseph said...

1747?

Preserve Jon said...

I refuse to speculate on the account that my inadequate math skills have previously been showcased.

Lawyer speak for I suck at math.

GM-Carson said...

Greg was right, and hence forth Joseph and Bob D as well, 1747 is the #.

Preserve Jon said...

With Mayberry down on the farm and D Brown lighting up AAA. Look for the Phils to continue showcasing Francisco in the coming weeks.

GM-Carson said...

I like Ben Francisco, but he seems like a guy who needs regular time to get in a grove. Not sure what trade value he holds, but if it could land a reliever then go for it.

Andrew said...

Interesting comparison... When you think of the Cy Young frontrunner at the break, you think Jimenez. But look at the stats:

A: 2.33 ERA, 3 shutouts, 119 k, 7.7 k/9, 1.2 BB/9, 18 starts

B: 2.27 ERA, 2 shutouts, 107 k, 8.1 k/9, 3.3 BB/9, 17 starts

Pretty identical. Throw in the win/loss ratio and the first stands out as Halladay and the second as Jimenez. Playoff berth will probably decide this race at the end of the season.

Aaron said...

11 innings.
2 hits.
Nuff said.

Scottie said...

Correction, 11 innings 3 hits. And, yes, horrible and unbelievable. Ben needs playing time over the tentative and confused Werth.

GM-Carson said...

No offense to David Herndon and Mike Zagurski, but they really don't belong on a MLB roster, let alone that of a team with 2 consecutive World Series appearances.

And 3 hits, suck!

Preserve Jon said...

Howard has to score in the 7th inning. No. Questions. Asked.

I think he should have been sent on Francisco's flare. If your offense has two hits in the 7th, take a chance. You're at home!

Andrew said...

Zagurski struck out the side. He made one bad pitch. I think he has potential. Now Herndon, on the other hand....