The Howard- a feat accomplished when a player hits a homerun, strikes out, and commits an error all in the same game.
Congratulations is due to Mr. Wilson Betemit of the Baltimore Orioles as he took over sole possession of The Howard leaderboard yesterday with his second Howard of the season. In fact, the O's have accounted for 4 out of the 16 Howards committed in MLB in 2012. That's 25%. And, in case you haven't noticed, the O's are off to a winning start at 11-7, tied for 1st in the AL East. The Howard wins ball games!
*The Washington Nationals were supposed to be an improved club this season. Well, they're showing they've really improved, with a NL-best 14-4 record thus far. And that's without the services of Michael Morse and Drew Storen. Plus, some prospect named Bryce Harper is waiting for an opportunity.
*With their offensive outburst in Arizona, the Phillies have climbed the whole way to 25th in the Majors for runs scored with 63. Yeah, that's still pretty pathetic.
*Phillies pinch hitters are 2-25 (.080) this season. Why not just let some our pitchers bat for themselves instead? Cliff Lee 2-6, Cole Hamels 3-10, Roy Halladay 3-11.
*The Cubs are coming to town for a 4 game set. If the Phillies aren't above .500 after this series, that's bad.
And, as promised, the Hunter Pence commercial...