Remember those awesome prospects Ruben Amaro Jr. so highly coveted from the Seattle Mariners farm system that he promptly shipped ace Cliff Lee across country? The 3 young men haven't done anything worth two pinches of poop since joining the Phillies minors. Phillippe Aumont has a 3-9 record with 5.64 ERA in the low minors while walking nearly as many as he strikes out. JC Ramirez, 7-6, 4.65 ERA, hardly can't miss. Then there's Tyson Gillies, the deaf one. Well, he's been injured most the year, but apparently that has not stopped him from trying to snort the baseline...literally. Dude was caught with cocaine and arrested. I thought the nose candy went out with Steve Howe and Darryl Strawberry, but it's made a comeback now with Rangers manager Ron Washington and Tyson Gillies. Just say no to drugs!!! Hard to believe Cliff Lee inadvertently brought cocaine to Philly huh?
Meanwhile there's a new series starting tonight in South Philly between the Phightins and the Gnats. Match-up: Roy Halladay and his minuscule ERA (2.24) versus Jason Marquis and his outrageously gargantuan one (14.33). Yeah, if the Phils don't lock this one down there's something majorly wrong.