Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nate Robertson a Phillie...Sorta

The Phillies signed lefthander Nate Robertson to a minor league contract and he is set to join the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs staff. Robertson has pitched for the Marlins and Tigers over 9 seasons with a 4.97 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and an ugly 57-77 record. Doubtful the Phils have ideas of grandeur that he's going to help them down the stretch in September, but the career starter could perhaps be converted into a reliever. His splits aren't very impressive though, has only held lefties to .268/.694. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Speaking of waiting and seeing (you like my T-Mac segway there?), we'll have to wait and see if the Phils score Cole Hamels any runs. They're currently losing 2-0 through 5.5 and are showing no signs of life. The band is back together again, but they ain't producing any hits, just music made for the deaf. Pathetic. Poor Cole.

18 comments:

Aaron said...

This is pathetic. We were a much better team when our whole lineup was on the DL. before the utley/Polanco DL day they couldn't score any runs. Now that they are all back and healthy .....they again can't score any runs.

GM-Carson said...

This is when I hate the Phils. Some shit pitcher on the mound shutting them down. This is supposed to be a great offense. Then why all the shitty run production games. Not every pitcher if f'n Sandy Koufax.

Bloodstripes said...

C'mon Phils score some bloody runs.

GM-Carson said...

3.23 runs per start for Cole. 4th lowest in NL. That's a shame.

Cole was great again tonight, but the Phils offense just won't back him.

Aaron said...

What the Fuck are the Phillies doing on the bases?????????

I'm so sick of this shit!!

where is Davey Lopes???

Bloodstripes said...

Rollins is the man. Lets win it Phils!

SirAlden said...

I have read about Robertson being turned into a Lefty Reliever for awhile now. Interesting to see that his lefty split is just blaaaa.

Now Baez is in the game. 13th.

Ryan and Chase need their timing "Mojo" to come back.

Preserve Jon said...

Never in my life have I seen this before.

Zac said...

Howard needed to hit the showers early tonight. At least he went out with a bang.

Andrew said...

Roy#2 will get the winning hit. Mark my words.

ACSmitty79 said...

Someone tell the Phils we're in a pennant race, please?

ACSmitty79 said...

11th Q.S. that didn't result in a win for Hamels?

Aaron said...

bottom line on this game is the phils scored 2 runs in 16 innings against shitty Astros pitching.

And Howard and utley need to get their timing back is a bullshit excuse.
HIT THE DAMN BALL!!!!!!!!!

Bob D said...

I'm pissed off. Offense showed no timely hitting - they did get some hits and runners just none scored.

Then I had to watch that @#$#$ umpire. I have this to say about it. Howard made a check swing early in the atbat and was called a strike which was correct. Howard put his hands on his hips - what does the ump do? He puts his hands on his hips and stares at Howard. That is something that an ump should not do. I'm sure that pissed off Howard there, but at that point the ump would like to toss him.

Howard told the home plate ump (reading lips) that he was mad at himself. But the ump just stood there for over a minute with hands on hips staring him down - very unprofessional.

Then with 2 strikes he check swings and his wrists never broke and the bat did not cross the plate. The appeal went to that ump and of course he calls it a strike. THE UMP WAS WRONG ON THE CALL.
Howard flipped the bat and said something and the ump waited no more than 2 seconds from the call to throw him out of the game. NOW HE IS WRONG FOR TOSSING HIM! aND HE IS WRONG FOR GIVING HIM NO CHANCE TO WALK AWAY! That was one of the quickest ejections I have ever seen.
The ump had an arrogant look the whole time on his face and pretty much baited Howard and his anger. Yeah acting ad looking like that will anger almost anyone.
The ump affected the game in a negative way. In an indirect way an extra run scored in the 16th when Ibanez failed to catch a potential double play throw, Oswalt batted with 2 runners on base to end the game. The pitcher pitched around Utley to ace Oswalt.

The curses and insults to the ump I could hear on the TV. They rode him the rest of the game.

He was unprofessional in his actions (hands on hips & ejection).

Yeah Carson, I'm pissed off here But I can't sleep not sure if it was the game or the cheesecake I had.

GM-Carson said...

This team is playing themselves out of the postseason. Won with the scrubs, lose with the highly paid stars. Bullshit.

Preserve Jon said...

I want to know what MLB Ump is on vacation so that we get stuck with this jagoff.

Preserve Jon said...

http://www.tindeck.com/listen/pigi

Bob D said...

Scott Barry fail!