Sunday, April 03, 2011
3 Days, 4 Howards
The 2011 MLB season has just gotten underway, but we're already on a record setting pace for The Howard. Refresher- The Howard is any time a player hits a homerun, strikes out, and commits an error in the same game. Just 3 days into the season and there have been 4 Howards performed (see left sidebar for culprits). Howards in 2009- 111, 2010- 112. Could we possibly see those figures doubled this year? Also, remember to root for The Howard by a Phillie, because they won all 8 contests in which that was done last year.
2 games, 24 hits, nary a longball. Who hits the Phillies first homerun of 2011?
*The Phillies released Matt Anderson from his minor league deal yesterday. No offense to the former #1 overall pick, but this was inevitable.
*Cliff Lee loves Philly- “These fans have a knack for getting a little louder than everyone else. I don’t what it is. I don’t know if it’s alcohol induced or what, but they definitely have a knack for getting really loud and supporting their team.”
*Shane Victorino left the game with a sore calf, but it appears to be nothing serious. However, it would be smart to sit him today, so he can get 2 days rest (tomorrow is an off day), before the series against the Mets starts on Tuesday.
*Philadelphia experienced its 138th straight sellout at home on Saturday night. That run includes postseason games.
*Roy2 gets the start today against his ex-mates. He'll be opposed by Bud Norris, Chuck's nephew. I expect a big game by Oswalt, double digit K's, the win, the sweep.
*And I leave you with this...