Saturday, May 19, 2012
Alfonseca is Back!
*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.