Saturday, May 19, 2012

Alfonseca is Back!

*Gotta love a 6-game winning streak.  Brings back fond memories of Antonio Alfonseca.  Polydactyly for the win!

*Over the Phillies last 10 games, Carlos Ruiz is batting .517 (15-29) with 7 R, 2 DBL, 2 HR, 10 RBI, and 2 SB.  MVP! MVP! MVP!

*Maybe the Phillies should have saved themselves millions of dollars this offseason and let Jimmy Rollins walk (.228/.578) and played Freddy Galvis at shortstop instead (.234/.656).  I'm not serious, but damn J-Roll, get it going already would ya?!

*I really wish the Phillies starting pitchers went at least 7 innings every night and that Antonio Bastardo would pitch the 8th with Papelbon holding down the 9th.  Chad Qualls is scary.  His 1.79 WHIP and .322 BAA are not meant for the setup role. 

*Old buddy Raul Ibanez who appeared to be running on fumes last season has got some high octane left in the tank.  He clubbed his 8th homerun for the Yankees last night and is now batting .254/.864 with 24 RBI.  Do you hear that John Mayberry Jr.?!

*The NL East is clearly the best division in baseball, with every team boasting a winning record.  Overall record of the NL East 111-86 (.563 winning percentage).

*Don't forget that Pat "The Bat" Burrell will be honored before the game today.  I heard instead of getting a key to the city or his number retired, he gets cart blanche to all strip clubs within cities limits.

*And last, but not least, video of why umpire "Balking" Bob Davidson was suspended.  Turn the volume up so you can hear every lovely word whispered from his sweet beautiful mouth.



Corey said...

chad qualls sucks. 5 k/9 last year, 6.5 k/9 this year. not good enough consider he's always given up a bunch of hits. of course, maybe that 340 babip means he's unlucky.

that video may be nsfw.

buzz campbell said...

phightin's obviously looking good with six consecutive victories! jimmy will come around just like pujos will! going to game tonight with my baseball bud; hope joe blanton continues to pitch like he has recently, era 2.96 which is phenomenal for him! chooch is obviously going nuts, shoot, he was 24 for 48 in spring training! my thought processes are that THIS is the year that hopefully we will get on a roll in the playoffs and bring our third world series title home!!! amazing how we have evolved into more of a team they relies on pitching than our 2008 series champions who could knock the heck out of the ball, dingers galore!! peace and love, if you inhale deeply you get the fragrance of another phillies victory!

C.M.R. said...

yes, this is the week they start to turn it around. it's about damn time they start hitting the ball! i'm feeling good about this team, let's hope they can keep it going for...

oh fuck they have the nationals soon. welp, pre-emptive it was fun while it lasted.

GM-Carson said...

Blanton stunk tonight. Winning streak over.

Other than that, the rest of the team did well.