Thursday, September 02, 2010

Amaro The (Great?) Trader



Roy Oswalt with the Phillies:
4-1, 1.89 ERA, 0.986 WHIP

Cliff Lee with the Rangers:
2-5, 4.69 ERA, 1.128 WHIP...and one trip back to Texas to check on his aching back.

Because Oswalt has been so good and Lee looks like he's not going to make it through the season, I almost forget that horrible, horrible, horrible trade from last winter...
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Tonight's Matchup
Jhoulys Chacin started the season with two terrific starts. Then he became kind of an average pitcher and was demoted to the bullpen, then AAA. He's back in the rotation now and his last two starts have been great (14+ IP, 1 ER). Let's hope he reverts back to his average form tonight.

For as bad as he's been for most of the year, Joe Blanton has been solid lately, allowing two runs or less in 5 of his last 7 starts. Joe likes giving up fly balls though and in Denver, fly balls become home runs.

11 comments:

Preserve Jon said...

I know he's stealing bases out of his own doing, he's trying to get back at us," Marlins third baseman Wes Helms said. "We had to show him that we weren't going to put up with the way he was treating us after last night but also trying to take the bases being [down] 10 runs. . . . He gets under everybody's skin. Especially mine."

Said Helms referring to why Morgan got thrown at a second time in last night's game.


Well boo-di-f'n-hoo, Wes Helms. Nyjer Morgan - who I never thought I'd defend - was trying to prove a point that he wasn't hurt by being thrown at. If your losing in the 4th inning, why wouldn't you take the bases your given? The Marlins have some perverse ideas of baseball ethic.

Wes Helms needs to shut up and return the money he stole from the Phils while playing 3b.

Corey said...

amen.

the epidose where he ran at the cardinals catcher was odd and not very professional. but the takeout of the marlins catcher was clean. it sucks that the guy got hurt but i know if that was shane victorino i, and most other phillies fans, would surely be applauding his "toughness" or something like. and what's wrong with stealing when losing by a lot in the 4th inning. 9th inning, maybe. winning by a lot, maybe. but you should not give up in the 4th inning.

hate to do it, but i'm siding with nyjer vs. the marlins. the cardinals should still kick his ass, though.

GM-Carson said...

Roy Oswalt is being his normal dominant August/September self. He's amazing in the last 2 months. Can't wait to see him, Halladay, and Hamels head up the postseason rotation.

On the Nyjer Morgan story. The Cards owe him a heater in the back. The Marlins had every right to throw at him. Morgan is a punk ass bitch and his reputation is spreading. Threw the ball in the stands at hecklers hitting an innocent bystander in Philly. Hit the Cards catcher in the back after he removed himself from the play. The raging bull act on the Marlins catcher wasn't necessary, but it wasn't horrible either. But I completely understand the Fish for throwing at him.

Corey said...

the marlins did throw at him and hit him and he took his base. why throw at him a second time? for stealing some bases? that's the problem. the marlins were being bitches.

Aaron said...

6 runs in with one out and 2 on in the 5th inning, and Charlie FINALLY decides......oh maybe i should go to the bullpen.

sometimes charlie manual just really sucks at his job

Dr. Steve said...

So, I saw Howard make that error, and after my initial disgust, I ran over to the computer to check and, yes, yes indeed!! It's a HOWARD!! I witnessed a HOWARD!!

Aaron said...

That's a Howard for Howard!

Aaron said...

Does anyone have any doubt that Lidge is about to blow this game? There is a zero percent chance he gets two outs before 2 runs score......zero

Aaron said...

The Howard wins ball games.

Andrew said...

irrefutable evidence that the Howard wins games! amazing!

Preserve Jon said...

Pay attention.....The Howard.....Win's Games....


Amazing GMs. You've come up with a new accurate, meaningless metric!