Sunday, April 22, 2012

Good News / Bad News - Sunday Edition

Good News:
* The Phillies scored a run last night.

* The Phillies got three whole hits last night, and two of them were by actual position players. Yeah offense!

* Freddy Galvis fielded a routine groundball and Chris Wheeler, barely able to speak due his 'physical excitement,' gave a five minute dissertation on how great it was. Who needs to see hits when you can watch a second baseman field a groundball 5 time via slow-motion replay?

Bad News:
* Matt Kemp now has 9 homers. The Phils have 7.

* Kemp and teammate Andre Ethier have 43 RBIS. The Phils have 42 runs.

* The Phils have scored 42 runs this season. The Rangers have scored 46 runs in their last five games and the Yankees have scored 41 during that same time frame.

* Oh yeah, and Cliff Lee was place on the DL, retroactive to three days ago, for a left oblique strain. Matt Gelb at the Inquirer has the full story HERE.

21 comments:

Andrew said...

Forget the division. Forget the wildcard spot. I now wonder if this team will even finish about .500 this season.... What a waste of $60+ million of pitching.

GM-Carson said...

Well, the 5 year run was fun.

Sucks it has to come to an end.

Andrew said...

Amazing how fast they fall. 102 wins to this. I know its only been 2 weeks, but this team doesn't look like it can win 80 games, let alone 102

Corey said...

its doesn't take much. just think, a healthy utley and a healthy howard and they are probably in first place...

GM-Carson said...

Here's the problem now- this offense is as bad or actually worse than may thought and now there's an injury to one of the Big 3 (Lee), and Utley and Howard have no timetable for return.

The Nationals and Braves got the NL East this year.

GM-Carson said...

BTW- Love the new homerun tracker on the right sidebar.

Ben said...

I think the Philles will easily finish over .500, becuase I think even if Utley and Howard suck when they return it will be a psychological boost for everyone. Playoffs, not so much.

Corey said...

how many days until the phillies overtake matt kemp for the home run lead? i say next friday...

SirAlden said...

The Phillies are going to Win the Division, and I expect all of you wooses to go root for one entire year for the Mets before being allowed home.

If the Phillies do not Win the Division I will root for the Mets for 1 year reading their minor leaguer's stats continually while not being allowed home for one entire year.

Anyone gonna take me up on the bet?

GM-Carson said...

Hell no, I'm not taking that bet.

1st- I wish rooting for the Mets upon nobody.

2nd- I'm still rooting for the Phillies, just happens to be in vain.

Aaron said...

We are officially f,d in the A with the loss of Lee. I too am pissed at Utley. Don't you think at some point in his off season rehab, he would have tried say , fielding ground balls to see if his knees were up to it, prior to spring training.

GM-Carson said...

The entire Utley thing puzzles me. How do you go from playing every day last season (after he returned from injury) to not playing at all, while you had 4 months to rest/rehab?

Doesn't make sense to me.

Ben said...

Hey guys, look on the bright side! We might acctualy have a decent draft pick this season!

Andrew said...

Aaron- I think you're absolutely right. The injury he claims he has simply requires strength training and conditioning. For an athlete like him, maybe a few months. What was he doing for those 5 months?

Andrew said...

At least we got the Flyers to keep our minds off this!

GM-Carson said...

Hockey is dumb.

Andrew said...

Not as dumb as basketball

GM-Carson said...

Hockey is alright, I'm just bitter right now.

Aaron said...

Well once again the Phil's have lost the game in the 1st inning by not scoring a run with two walks and an error. Pierre picked off. Pence pulling and outside pitch to 3rd with a man on third and 1 out. Thome doing what he does, k quickly.

Andrew said...

Is it just me or have the Phillies given up first inning runs in nearly every game this season?

GM-Carson said...

Andrew- it's not just you.