Monday, Ted Lilly vs. Cliff Lee
Tuesday, Rubby De La Rosa vs. Roy Oswalt
Wednesday, Hiroki Kuroda vs. Cole Hamels
*All games are 7:05 starts
AVG - .251 (15th)
OBP - .316 (20th)
SLG - .367 (24th)
R - 223 (25th)
This offense is Andre Ethier (.325/.870, 28 R, 14 DBL, 5 HR, 28 RBI), Matt Kemp (.323/.996, 38 R, 11 DBL, 16 HR, 48 RBI, 14 SB), and Jamey Carroll (.300/.728, 32 R); the rest do nothing worth mentioning. Of course, there's always Phillie-killer Rod Barajas lurking near the bottom of the lineup, who is batting .329/1.099 with 18 R, 5 DBL, 9 HR, and 21 RBI in 27 games lifetime against the Phils. Bean him!
ERA - 3.95 (19th)
WHIP - 1.35 (22nd)
BAA - .260 (23rd)
Let's be honest, any starting pitcher facing the Phillies nowadays is likely to be considered for the Cy Young award following the outing. Tonight's starter, Lilly, has never figured the Phillies out, and has struggled against them lifetime (1-4 with a 5.91 ERA in 6 starts). Tuesday they face a man making his first MLB start, De La Rosa, but he's had 3 quality relief outings so far with the Dodgers and an impressive minor league resume...Phils are screwed! Finishing off the series is Phils nemesis Kuroda, who is 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA and even smaller WHIP of 0.53 in 4 starts in his career against Philly.
The bullpen is where this team can be beat. Guess we'll see if beating them is what the Phils plan on executing.
Oh, I can't forget...
Screw Michael Martinez!
Plaxico Burress Fashion Statement:
Plaxico Burress is free from jail and he may already be showing his hopeful future destination. In the picture below you will see him rocking an old school Phillies maroon hat, and rumors have already linked him to the Eagles. Burress figures they've already signed and rehabilitated one former