Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter Phillies Phans

*The Phillies pitching staff has allowed the 2nd fewest runs (68) in the Majors. That's good for a 3.10 ERA and a ginormous slice of the pie why the Phils have a MLB best 14-6 record.

*Ryan Howard has been the main source of RBI the past 2 games, but the man has 2 4-strikeout performances in this series already. Over/Under for today's game set at 3 K's.

*Missing Brad Lidge? You shouldn't be. Jose Contreras (5) and Ryan Madson (2) have been perfect in save opportunities.

*Raul Ibanez has zero hits in his last 18 at bats. Do we see Mayberry R.F.D. in LF today?

*Props to Pete Orr, who is proving to be useful. I love his hustle too. Hustle, as in all out play, not drug dealing.

*I am proud to announce my WSBGMs Phantasy baseball team (Suck My Bocock) leads the league in Howards with 3 (culprits- Gaby Sanchez, Matt Kemp, and Hunter Pence).

*Doc is set for redemption, wanting to quickly erase the bad taste left in his mouth from his last outing. If the Phils score their typical 3 or 4 runs, I'm thinking it's time to bust out the Legion of Broom...


ripjgarcia said...

Odd they trot Halladay out there with 113 pitches already, and as you have said, a perfect save record between Contreras and Madson.

ripjgarcia said...

I reiterate that statement.

GM-Carson said...

Halladay should have been pulled after 8, but whatever. Win!

Love Tony Bastard's 1 pitch save.

GM-Carson said...

Contreras to the DL, Stutes up.

Good for Stutes.

Bad for Contreras. Sounds like his elbow might be effed.

Bob D said...

His arm fell off, its last seen laying in the pile next to Chad Durbins.

Stutes has the stuff to doo very well. Now will Charley give him a chance or does Madson pitch his arm off too.

Bastardo would be a good choice to set up now. Baez allows too many walks/hits along with Herndon. Kendrick maybe the next best after Bastardo.

GM-Carson said...

I really like Bastardo, and not just because he's doing great so far this year. Since turning him into a reliever, I've liked his ability to get the K in big spots and his pitching repertoire.