Shane Victorino (aka- Flyin' Hawaiian) has a posse yo!
*Don't worry about Hamels being hurt because of his lack of control and substandard fastball last night (only 88 mph). Insider info reports that he had a very late night at his wife's charity event on Thursday and his performance was likely a residual effect.
*Wilson Betemit became the first player this season to commit The Howard for two different teams. He did it with the Kansas City Royals earlier this year and then with the Detroit Tigers last night. Congrats.
*ESPN's Erik Krabell wrote a piece about the NL & AL MVP Races and this comment stood out- "You’ll see no sign of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, the NL's RBI leader, because RBIs are a misleading statistic. Howard is having the worst season of his career, and not only defensively. It’s notable that his Phillies teammate John Mayberry Jr. has almost the same WAR. Perhaps the Phillies can’t afford to lose him, but let’s not call it an MVP season. Half the Phillies' lineup has been more valuable to their team, believe it or not."
*The Phils signed Jack Cust to a minor league deal. He lost his power in Seattle (doesn't everyone?), but can still draw walks. He'd be a better left-handed pinch hitting option than Gload, but so would Steve Jeltz at this point. Honestly, I'm still hoping for a Domonic Brown promotion before September, so that he is postseason roster eligible.
*If the Phillies lose to John Lannan tonight, I'm going to stop believing in this team.
Ha, just playin'.