Thursday, April 14, 2011

Artist, Public Enemy, & Switcheroos

Artist
"Watching Doc pitch is watching an artist at work. You absolutely cannot miss his starts. He is amazing. He's probably the best athlete (meaning best at what he does) that I've ever seen play in Philly."
~ACSmitty79

I wonder if Roy Halladay will follow in the footprints of Prince and turn himself into a symbol.

Public Enemy
John Lannan was tossed from his MLB debut. That fateful day he cracked Chase Utley with a pitch, breaking his hand. Yesterday Lannan didn't have Utley to aim at, so he hit Ryan Howard instead...on the wrist. Howard was taken for x-rays following the game, and they came back negative (thank God!). He says he's sore, but hopes to miss no time. In Phillies speak, that means 15-day DL bound.Over Lannan's 98 MLB starts he's hit 21 batters, with 8 of them being Phillies. That's f'd up!

Switcheroo 1
Now that the season is starting to settle into regularity, the offense will begin to show its flaws. One of those flaws is an ancient left fielder with a slowing bat in the form of Mr. Raul Ibanez. To keep him "fresh", Manuel should sit Ibanez against some lefties in favor of southpaw basher John Mayberry. Looking ahead to this weekend series with the Marlins, they'll be featuring entirely RHP, so last night against Lannan would have been the opportune time. Ibanez last night- no hits in 4 at bats, with 3 K's.

Switcheroo 2
Some of you may recall Joe Savery was the 19th overall selection of the 2007 MLB draft, made by the Philadelphia Phillies. I envisioned him becoming a dominate closer for the lone fact that his last name would have made for a nice play on words. However, his life as a pitcher was just not meant to be as the Phils cut ties with the lefty in that capacity late last season. Now Savery is attempting to make a name for himself as a potent bat. He's currently in Single-A Clearwater knocking the snot out of the ball: (16-25) .640/1.547, 5 R, 3 DBL, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2:2 BB:K. His ability to play the field is still in question, as he's seeing most of his at bats as a DH and some time at 1st base. Maybe he'll displace Ryan Howard in a couple seasons. Ha!

25 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Greg Dobbs might be batting himself into the starting 3rd base gig for the Marlins. In 10 games this year he's hitting .500/1.315. Where the hell was that production for us over the last 2 years?

GM-Carson said...

Check out with Ryan Madson's wife had to say about Phils fans.

"I hate the fans. It is bad enough that they bother us during the season, but they will not leave us alone in December when we go out to eat. We stayed here during the off season last year, but we will be going to California this year. There must be something particularly bad about Phillies fans because all the players leave in the off season."

Wow!

Preserve Jon said...

David Murphy shows some compassion.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillies/how_would_you_feel.html

Preserve Jon said...

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillies/how_would_you_feel.html

Preserve Jon said...

Oh for crying outloud, just read his High Cheese blog.

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What he meant to link


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Corey said...

actually, this is what he meant to link.

read murphy's blog above b/c it may just get nominated for an andy martino award for the excellence in journalism. murphy sets up this article like it's some great exercise in "critical thought" and it ends up a bloated, verbose excercise in futility that's as intellectually stimulating as a game of wii tennis.

andy martino applauds. sarah madson still thinks were all assholes. and i could give a shit.

Bob D said...

Wii tenis is awesome
I also find myself not caring

But Lannan needs to be beaned if he keeps it up

GM-Carson said...

I care about her saying that, because I wonder how it will adversely effect Ryan. Fans already jump on him when he goes through bad spells, just imagine the verbal venom that will be cast his way now.

Sher said...

Unfortunately for Madson's wife, her husband is #1 smokin' hot and #2 playing for World Series Championship winning team. If she wants to be left alone by fans, she needs to be married to someone who plays for the Mets.

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Preserve Jon said...

I'm torn b/c I like Murph and think he does a good job, besides I've got my own nominee for the Martino award Jon Heyman from SI.com. Anyone that will defend Bonds for any reason deserves a Martino. Nevermind the fact that he gets on his moral high horse while doing so.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/jon_heyman/04/14/bonds.hall/index.html?eref=sihp

Oh, and that Cliff Lee guy is pretty good, no?

GM-Carson said...

I didn't mind the David Murphy piece. I actually understood what he was saying.

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