Friday, August 12, 2011

Series Preview - Washington

Philadelphia Phillies (77-40) vs Washington Nationals (56-61)

Season Series:
Philles 6-3 Gnats

Pitching Matchups:
Friday, 7:05 - Cole Hamels v. Livan Hernandez
Saturday, 7:05 - Roy Oswalt v. John Lannan
Sunday, 1:35 - Roy Halladay v. Wang from Caddyshack



Senators Batting:
Runs - 457 (22th)
AVG - .240 (28th)
OBP - .309 (26th)
SLG - .379 (23rd)

Senators Pitching:
ERA - 3.76 (11th)
WHIP - 1.33 (20th)
BAA - .261 (23rd)

Their Michael Martinez:
Jayson Werth. Just kidding, but his .227-14-44 line is pretty pathetic given his mega-contract. The award goes to currently injured first basemen Adam LaRoche and his .172 average and .546 OPS.

Their Danys Baez:
Sean Burnett. He is second on the team in appearances but is near the bottom in ERA (4.68). The two previous seasons Burnett was been terrific (3.12, 2.14 ERA respectively), but he's been horrible in 2011 and the Nationals don't have anything better.

Next Big Thing Update:
Bryce Harper - .250-2-10-.696 and 1 ejections [see below] in AA Harrisburg.

Stephen Strasburg - 1.2 IP, 1 R, 4 K at LoA Hagerstown.



What We're Drinking:
Corey - Keystone Light. Always smooth.

Carson - nothing special, probably just water and Diet Coke with lime.

Prediction:
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!

20 comments:

GM-Carson said...

John Kruk gets inducted onto the Phillies Wall of Fame tonight.

Preserve Jon said...

Alright. Did you guys make up Larry Mitchell? Seriously. Who the hell is that? When was he drafted and why the hell did he get a Topps Stadium Club card?

GM-Carson said...

He was drafted in 1992. He pitched briefly in '96. He was totally awesome. And by awesome I mean forgettable.

Corey said...

cola with lime added tastes like cleaning solution. like lemon pledge or something.

we should do a post like "wall of fame watch." who's in. who's on the bubble. save that for the offseason, i guess.

Bob D said...

You should have a poll of how many wins Philly will get this year.

I nominate Kiko Garcia for wall of fame, he had 3 singles in one game once- he was Awesome that night!

Preserve Jon said...

Deuchy writer pulls head out of ass for enough time to write something with which I can agree.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillies/Jimmy-Rollins-and-J-Roll-An-appreciation.html

This guy references himself so much in his writing its annoying. Who is his editor?

Corey said...

he must get paid by the word.

Andrew said...

dont you mean Expos?

ripjgarcia said...

Corey, yer right. That is long winded. Probably has carpal tunnel just from typing it.

Corey said...

no, i meant generals.

GM-Carson said...

Phils signed Jack Cust to a minor league deal. He stunk with the Mariners this year, but so does hitter when they go to Seattle. He has some pop and takes a walk. He could be a lefthanded pinch hitter to replace Gload, because Gload has become terrible.

C.M.R. said...

remember when the mariners won a lot of games?

what happened to that team?!?

Mike G said...

Long time reader, first time poster...


Proud to say i started Shoppach in the free roll!

Anonymous said...

On a more painful note... WTF Hamels???

GM-Carson said...

Hamels should NEVER give up runs to the Nationals. I know that's unreasonable, but still.

GM-Carson said...

I currently have a negative score in the Free Roll DraftStreet.com league. Pathetic.

Mike G said...

I'm doing fairly mediocre thus far... and man is that thing slow to update

Hamels looks to be settling down finely (fingers crossed)

Aaron said...

Get ready to find out Hamels is hurt. His avg. Fast was 88 mph. Get ready for the same old stupid quotes like ...it's been bothering me for the last month but I thought I could pitch through it.
Remember when they had a chance to rest either Oswalt fresh out of rehab or Cole for an extra day and they choose Cole...hmmmmmmm.
Can't wait for the MRI.

ripjgarcia said...

lol at me gettin 2nd place in the freeroll

GM-Carson said...

Hamels was out late at his wife's fundraiser on Thursday night. Maybe he was just tired.