Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Disappointment of Hamels & Utley Update

Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Roy Oswalt each took the mound for the first time this season and the results were as expected. Those 3 of the Phab Phour combined for 19 IP, 1 BB, 23 K, 2.84 ERA, and a 0.79 WHIP. Each of their efforts resulted in a win for the Phillies. The blueprint for success was going as planned. Then came the 4th member of the 4 aces, Cole Hamels. He allowed 7 hits, 2 walks, 6 runs, and was gone before the 3rd inning concluded. Not ace worthy. Complete disappointment. No excuses, he was just bad. However, it's only one start and Cole has produced high quality seasons in 3 out of 4 of the years since his rookie campaign (which wasn't too shabby either). Tonight- Joe Blanton.


Utley Update:
Yesterday rumors were abound of Chase Utley soon being ready to jog. Ruben Amaro Jr. was quick to quell such hopes of progression- "He is not close to jogging. If he was close to jogging he’d be jogging, I guess. He’s taken some ground balls. He’s done OK with that so far. But it’s still baby steps, one step at a time. It’s literally a day-to-day thing. He’s made some progress, but it’s slow. And it will continue to be slow. Even if he gets to the point where he starts to be able to run or jog or whatever, that doesn’t mean he’s going to jump forward all of a sudden and be in a rehab (assignment). That may take some time, too. There’s a difference between jogging around and running 100 percent. It’s all kind of a progression." Well, shit! Thank goodness we have Wilson Valdez instead of No-Hit Nunez or Bruntlett.

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12 comments:

Corey said...

no utley this year.

GM-Carson said...

Stop that talk.

Bring Back Pratt said...

I'm not ready to count out Utley by any means. Amaro is just saying what he has to say in public. To be Mr. Positive Pants about this... this could be the freshest Utley we've ever had in September and October.

Bring Back Pratt said...

One other thing... i've had enough of the abraham nunez bashing around here. not sure why he becomes the target of some of your rants. we have plenty other guys to choose from (Wes Helms, David Bell, Freddy Garcia, Desi Relaford, Mark Parent, Tom Prince, Kevin Sefcik, Shane Rawley, Steve Lake, Sil Campusano....)

Bring Back Pratt said...

Mike jackson, Mike Mimbs, Matt beech, Midre Cummings, Greg Jefferies, Chad Ogea, Jerry Spradlin, Jeff Parret, Paul Spoljaric, Dickie Thon, Tom Marsh, Joe Millette, Travis Lee(ve), Mike Williams (both times), Rob Ducey, Ed Vosberg, and let us not forget the Mark Brothers (Portugal, Leiter, and Lewis)...

GM-Carson said...

Woah, woah, woah. Dickie Thon? C'mon. No way he should be in the same shitty conversation as No-Hit Nunez.

We pick on Nunez a lot, because he was the crap piece on the team when we started this blog.

Corey said...

re: abe nunez

"not sure why he becomes the target of some of your rants."

really?

i am interested in what you like about nunez. so if you would like to write a piece about his positive attributes and why he is unfairly ridiculed by us and other phillies fans, i would love to put it up here as a guest post. just email it to us when you're done.

Preserve Jon said...

Ugh. Mike Mimbs, I had just gotten that guy out of my head. Really? Thanks Pratt.

Bring Back Pratt said...

Sorry to include Dickie Thon in my earlier rant but I'd be happy to offer a small think piece on Nunez's career and exploits with the glove.

GM-Carson said...

Can't wait for this guest post.

ripjgarcia said...

Seconded.

SirAlden said...

Go Pratt!