Pat Burrell who?
Pat "The Bat" Burrell bitches!
It seems Pat Burrell is made for the NL despite the fact that he's slow and defensively inept. Wait, wouldn't it make more sense for him to be a DH in the AL? Apparently not, because that experiment went terribly wrong with the Tampa Bay Rays (2 years, .218/.672). Now that Burrell is back in the National League where he spent the first 9 years of his career with the Phillies his numbers are back on the rise. In 56 games with San Francisco he has hit .285/.905 with 10 homeruns and 30 rbi. The Giants and Phillies are tied for the NL Wild Card lead and old buddy Pat Burrell has had a lot to do with that. Here's to hoping he ass-scoots backward on inside sliders and k's continuously the entire series like we remember him doing from time-to-time here in Philly rather than big pimpin' and knocking shots over Ibanez's head.
Game 1- Barry Zito vs. Roy Oswalt
(8-6, 3.44/1.24) vs. (7-13, 3.34/1.12)
Game 2- Matt Cain vs. Joe Blanton
(9-9, 3.11/1.15) vs. (4-6, 5.69/1.47)
Game 3- Jonathan Sanchez vs. Cole Hamels
(8-8, 3.60/1.32) vs. (7-9, 3.33/1.23)
San Fran- Aubrey Huff (.295/.911) has been their offensive catalyst this season. And with Andres Torres (.288/.867), Pat Burrell (.285/.901), and the hot hitting rookie Buster Posey (.337/.902) surrounding him the Giants offense isn't a joke anymore.
Philly- both Chase Utley and Ryan Howard might be activated from the DL during this series and inserting them into the lineup would be the most pleasurable insertion manager Charlie Manuel has had in a long time...apologies to his fiance Melissa Martin.