Are you a fan of marquee pitching match-ups? If so, today's Joe Blanton vs. Jair Jurrjens game is not for you. Heavy B has pitched below his already low expectations this year and owns a 1-3 record with a 5.67 ERA against Atlanta lifetime. Jurrjens on the other hand is a perfect 4-0 on the season with a 1.50 ERA.
Today's game is worth watching though, as it is the Civil Rights Weekend Series and the Phillies and Braves will be donning old school Negro League uniforms. Pretty cool, pretty classy.
Props to Manuel for using Michael Stutes, Antonio Bastardo, and Vance Worley in high pressure situations last night and not defaulting to the veteran Baez Sucks.
Fresh off the DL, Chooch continued his impressive hitless streak, which is now up to 26 at bats. The black hole continues!
Although Roy Oswalt's fastball velocity was down in his rehab start, he's healthy and likely to be activated for the St. Louis series on Tuesday and reclaim his spot in the rotation.
Shane Victorino is putting together an excellent all-around 2011 campaign statistically. In 37 games he's batting .289/.863 with 25 R, 19 RBI, 6 DBL, 5 TRPL, 6 HR, and 8 RBI. Keeping that pace up will be difficult for the Flying Hawaiian, but he's a major reason for the Phils MLB best 25-12 record.