Monday, May 02, 2011

Odd and Ends

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The month begins (WAS) and ends (NYM, WAS) with guaranteed series wins, but in the middle are lots of good teams.

The cakewalk that was April is over. The Phils are finally going to get tested. The long roadie against three good teams followed by a homestand against three quality, hard-hitting foes will likely lead to some .500 baseball. The panic button pushers and the drama queens could be in full force in a few weeks...

GTFO:
Although I probably don’t have to, I feel it’s necessary to say the following: I wish no ill will toward David Herndon. I don’t know David Herndon. He’s probably a nice guy. I hope he has a long, productive baseball career with the Phillies. But right now, he needs to the GTFO of Philadelphia. Trains, planes, automobiles – better send him to Lehigh Valley.

The former Rule 5er is sporting a 9.28 ERA through 10.2 innings of relief. I don’t know what his xFIP or SIERA is because I don’t care. He cannot get anyone out and because he stayed on the roster all of 2010, he can be optioned down, which needs to happen NOW.

Utley Update:
Utley played three innings of a “semi-simulated” game yesterday, per the Philadelphia Iquirer. He hit, ran the bases and took grounders at second. My favorite part though is that “to simulate a game, he sat in the dugout in between ‘innings’ for a few minutes.” Although Charlie Manuel witnessed the workout, there was no word on whether he further aided the “simulation” by shoving both of his hands down the front of his pants for the majority of the innings.

Ibanez Update:
After getting Herndon sent down, my next biggest priority is making sure that Ibanez never sees another left handed pitcher the rest of the year. He can still play against some righties. Some. He’s currently…

11 comments:

Bob D said...

Can we create a new stat called the Ibanez? When someone can go o-fer-2 weeks or longer. The way Raul is going he may do a double Ibanez.

GM-Carson said...

I'm holding out hope Dom Brown gets hot in Triple-A and is called up, thus rendering Ibanez to bench duties. Man is pitiful.

Speaking of pitiful, 1 run and 7 hits in 14 innings against the Mets. Ugh!

I love the "USA" chants by the fans after the news of Osama's death. Even David Wright had to compliment the Phillies fanbase.

GM-Carson said...

MLB record for most at bats without a hit is 36 (Bill Bergen). Phils record is 36 (Desi Relaford and Danny Murtaugh).

Go Raul!

Bob D said...

Yeah I may root for him to surpass Desi Relaford

Bob D said...

why did Gload not pinch hit last night? Did he get lost in the dugout?

ripjgarcia said...

Phillies: "Fourteen innings of baseball yielded just seven hits for the home team. Playing with 22 players (Carlos Ruiz, Ross Gload and Roy Oswalt were unavailable), the Phillies needed Cole Hamels to pinch-hit in the 14th." - "Lumber Slumber" Matt Gelb, Philadelphia Inquirer

ripjgarcia said...

I just found another article that said that Gload was not in the dugout and was not even with the team.

GM-Carson said...

For reasons like that and many more, Michael Martinez does not belong on this team.

Anonymous said...

I swear to God, If they option Stutes and not Herndon when Romero is ready to come of the DL, I'll flip!

GM-Carson said...

Stutes should be here to stay unless he falters badly.

Herndon is horrible.

If Herndon stays and Stutes is demoted, I think WSBGMs should head a protest outside Citizens Bank Park.

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