Monday, June 06, 2011

Series Preview - Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers (28-32) @ Philadelphia Phillies (35-24)

Pitching Match-Ups:
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

Dodgers Bats:
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!

Dodgers Pitching:
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!

Drunk Dane:
Everybody's favorite drunk backup catcher Dane Sardinha was photographed face down on a bar this weekend in Pittsburgh. Let us not be too quick to forget Sardinha's DUI in February of 2010. More tattoos, more tattoos!


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 thug convict Pro-Bowler in the form of Michael Vick, why not another?


Andrew said...


GM-Carson said...

The Phils drew first blood this game. Not even sure how to feel right now. Not sure I remember the last time the Phils had a lead this early.

GM-Carson said...

Great job by Lee tonight. His curveball was sick.

Phils still with only 2 runs though. Same ol' story.

Preserve Jon said...

Just flicked on the tube, and watched Francisco wander under that flyball like a six year old on a tee ball field. Geez, he makes the all-elbows-and-knees Ibanez look slick out there.

GM-Carson said...

Lee now has 100 K this season. Wow.

ACSmitty79 said...

Anybody else concerned with Chutley's throws to 1st? Had a couple ugly ones to end the season and since he's been back has had a couple more.

GM-Carson said...

Justin De Fratus now 4-0 with 5 SV and 37 K in 30.2 IP witha 2.05 ERA for the Reading Phillies.

Cody Overbeck went deep twice yesterday, now with 16 HR and 43 RBI, also for Reading.

Brian Gordon dropped his ERA to 0.74 and improved his record to 5-0. He's pitched in 11 games, 8 starts so far this season for the Iron Pigs racking up 47 K in 48.2 IP.

ripjgarcia said...

Reading my morning Phillies news I saw this one. On Rollins:

"He shouldn't be too long," manager Charlie Manuel said. "As soon as I say that there'll be some kind of different story, so I'm gonna leave it at that. I've learned just don't say a whole lot."

Nothing new there.