New York Mets (11-14) @ Philadelphia Phillies (16-8)
Friday, 7:05, Mike Pelfrey v. Vance Worley
Saturday, 1:10, Johnathan Niese v. Roy Halladay
Sunday, 8:00, Chris Young v. Cliff Lee
The Mutts Offense:
AVG - .254 (13th)
OBP - .322 (16th)
SLG - .401 (11th)
Firstbaseman Ike Davis is a man on fire. He seems to find a way on base nearly every game and is batting .357/1.029. Since Jason Bay returned from the DL, the team is 6-1, and Bay is hitting well (.333/.898). Since taking over at secondbase, Daniel Murphy has played well offensively and defensively. Jose Reyes remains a top of the lineup catalyst, and Carlos Beltran is having a nice rebound year thus far. All in all, this offense is improving and once David Wright starts hitting like he's capable of and Angel Pagan gets healthy, they'll score a lot of runs. Of course, it's a team quite capable of being shutdown by Halladay and Lee. Worley on the other hand...
The NY Mess Pitching:
ERA - 4.42 (22nd)
WHIP - 1.46 (27th)
BAA - .272 (26th)
This staff has been bad, as evident by their rankings near the bottom of major pitching stat categories. Big r-tard tongue biter Pelfrey has a 7.23 ERA. Saturday's starter hasn't been that much better- Niese with a 5.10 ERA. On Sunday the Phils face Young, who is a game removed from the DL, but has pitched effectively so far (2.65 ERA in 3 starts). The bullpen is the strength, with Francisco Rodriguez, Pedro Beato, Taylor Buchholz, and Jason Isringhausen all logging important innings and boasting ERA's south of 3.
Break out the Legion of Broom for the Phightins. Cocky? No, not really. Just looking at the pitching matchups and noticing the lopsidedness.
More Bad Behavior:
The Atlanta Braves continue to fill up the smut columns, first Roger McDowell gay slurring and now Derek Lowe was arrested for DUI last night. WTF? He's like the eleventy-billionth numbnut MLB player to get caught since the turn of the calendar to 2011. Call a cab. Hire a personal chauffeur. Don't drive drunk!