Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Look To The Bright Side

It’s time for everyone to take a deep breath. Yes, they’ve lost three in a row to the mediocre Astros, but the team doesn’t suck. They’ll win more games. I know it’s hard, but look at all the positives:

1) They are only 2.5 games behind the Braves.
2) They are .001 percentage points ahead of the Giants.
3) The Braves and Giants are playing as poorly as the Phillies.
4) The Phils have Kyle Kendrick pitching this afternoon, which pretty much ensures victory.
5) Scott Barry will be gone after today.
6) The team can't hit like this forever. Ryan Howard is 3-20 since coming off of the DL. He won't hit .150 the rest of the season.
7) It's very unlikely that another runner gets picked-off today.
8) With Chase Utley back, Wilson Valdez is 20% less likely to hit into a double play.
9) The Phils still have two series left with the Mets, so that's at least 4 wins right there.

Today's game - birthday boy KK (8-6, 4.58) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (9-12, 4.00)

6 comments:

Aaron said...

Howard.....Utley......

HIT THE DAMN BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aaron said...

There is nothing I hate more than watching Ryan Howard take a one handed upper cut swing at a curveball that is two feet outside, and then walked about with the stupid F'ing head shake of self disbelief........like "oh man I can't believe I just swung at curve ball that's two feet outside for the 9 millionth time in my career."

Preserve Jon said...

Bad baseball.

GM-Carson said...

Corey- you're optimism is funny. But you know what, you're right, they're still in it. Win today and go from there.

GM-Carson said...

According to Jayson Stark, Jamie Moyer says he hasn't given up on pitching this year and doesn't want his career to end because of his current elbow strain.

Really? If so, so be it. He can pitch a few innings in a blowout.

GM-Carson said...

7 runs in 4 games off the Oswalt-less Astros pitching staff is unforgivable.

I don't even want to blog about this team right now. Eff 'em.