Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Series Preview - D-Backs

Arizona Diamondbacks (68-53) @ Philadelphia Phillies (78-41)

Pitching Match-Ups:
Tuesday, John Collmenter vs. Roy Halladay
Wednesday, Joe Saunders vs. Cliff Lee
Thursday, Ian Kennedy vs. Vance Worley
*All game times- 7:05

Season Series:
D-Backs 2, Phils 1

Snakes Hitting:
RUN - 556 (7th)
AVG - .250 (18th)
OBP - .319 (13th)
SLG - .418 (7th)

Justin Upton is a MVP candidate at the age of 23 (.306/.943).

Snakes Pitching:
ERA - 4.02 (20th)
WHIP - 1.31 (15th)
BAA - .260 (20th)

Dbacks have their own 15 game winner in the form of Ian Kennedy. Bet the Yankees wish they still had him.

Their Michael Martinez:
Sean Burroughs last played Major League Baseball in 2006 before resurfacing with Arizona this season. He has a respectable enough .257 batting average, but it's completely empty, as his OPS is a paltry .564. He's only 30 years old though, so maybe he has upside like our 28 year old rookie Martinez. Ha!

Their Danys Baez:
Aaron Heilman was released after posting a 6.88 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 35.1 IP. Guess which organization he's in now...the Philadelphia Phillies (currently on DL in Triple-A Lehigh Valley).

What We're Listening To:
Carson- Bad Meets Evil (Hell the Sequel). This hip-hop duo boasts Eminem and Royce Da 5'9". Eminem is my favorite MC of all time and when teamed up with Royce, it makes for a very pleasurable eargasm. From start to finish, the two exchange verses back-and-forth with fervor in double-time over a multitude of dope beats. Best tracks: Above the Law, Fast Lane, and Lighters (ft. Bruno Mars).

Corey- Blitzen Trapper - "Furr." I can't really describe it, but trust me, give it a listen.

Prediction:
Phils lose two of three because they want the D-backs to win the West and not the Giant. Just kidding. Phils win the series, like they do every series...

5 comments:

Aaron said...

Well there it is a sudden drop in velocity always = injured.
Fortunately no structural damage meaning he should be ok for the playoffs. My guess is he misses two or three starts.

GM-Carson said...

Halladay looking good tonight. Even has a 2-hit game and one of those being his 1st of the extra base variety.

I'm worried about Cole.

GM-Carson said...

Why the hell isn't Polanco on the DL yet? He hasn't played in forever. What's the point of forcing yourself to play with a short bench? Dumb.

Also, put Hamels on the DL, and bring up another bullpen arm, while KK goes to the rotation for a couple starts.

GM-Carson said...

I know the Phils have a huge lead in the NL East, but this game is pissing me off.

Victorino pops out to 1st with Halladay on 3rd with only 1 out- missed opportunity.

Halladay starts the 9th inning (which I would have done if I were manager), but proceeds to give up 2 hits and Charlies doesn't budge. Then Lyle Overbay doubles 2 runs home and now the Phils are losing. Doc is obviously laboring, but Charlie still has him out there. Why?!?!?!?!?!

Aaron said...

Can someone explain to me why Lyle Overbay is batting 1000 against the Phils and zero against the rest of baseball?