Sunday, June 24, 2012

Double Header, Double Pleasure?

Rewind time to last season...Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee on the mound for a double header.  Confidence of sweep in favor of the good guys- high.  Now, back to present day.  Confidence level- low.  My fantasy team could use a complete game shutout from Ol' Girl Parts and Lee needs to get a win (it's nearly July for crying out loud!).  Game 1 start time has been pushed up to 1:05 (previously 1:35).  Sweeping the double header, and therefore the series, would be a big boost to an otherwise demoralized squad.  Does the climb back to .500 begin today?

*Jim Thome became the all-time leader in walkoff homeruns, now with 13.  He was also supposedly paid $5000 for bailing out Papelbon's blow save.

*Chase Utley is rumored to be returning to the Phillies this Wednesday. I hope that doesn't mean Mike Fontenot is sent  to Lehigh Valley with Michael Martinez remaining.  Mini Mart is bad.  Really, really fricken bad.  He does not belong on a MLB roster and probably not even a Triple-A one either. 

*Did you see Raul Valdes spinning 2 innings of magic yesterday?  Yeah, I like him.  He's really nothing special, but I've taken a liking to him because of his performance in a small sample size and the raw deal he got from the Phils a couple weeks ago.  This kind of reminds me when Chris Coste was getting screwed and then finally got a chance for his 15 minutes of fame.

*With yesterday's win, the Phils climbed out of last place.  For this I would like to thank the over-hyped Miami Marlins for sucking worse that my beloved Phightins.

*Remember when Placido Polanco had his average up to .294 a couple weeks ago and people thought he was actually still good?  Yeah, back down to .269 with a .653 OPS.  Of course, it's not as bad as Ryan Zimmerman's .218/.590 season.  Looks like Washington may have inked another bad long-term contract (previously Jayson Werth).

*Juan Pierre .328/.765 with 16 SB.  Not something I saw coming.

19 comments:

Aaron said...

Bastardo pitched like shit.
Mayberry terrible at bat in 8th.
Manual terrible managing for not pinch hitting with Juan Pierre in the 8th for Mayberry and then letting Michael Martinez hit instead of the guy with the best batting average on the team a .324 hitter because why???? Oh right because Mini Mart is right fucking handed!!!!!
Manual is the dummest man in baseball, he doesn't just sound stupid, he really is fucking stupid!!
And a tip of the hat to Pence for another clutch k in the 9th.

imafan said...

Michael Martinez is most likely the worst utility guy in baseball. He's hit .136 since his all to short time on the disabled list.

GM-Carson said...

Martinez pressence on this team is an insult to fans.

Manuel is dumb. True story.

Aaron said...

Why the fuck is mini Mary starting both games of a double header??
Hello Fontenot????
I can not for the life of me figure out why they keep startring retardmart over Fontenot?????

GM-Carson said...

Manuel loves Martinez's defense. Just goes to show how much a retard Manuel is at managing. He's horrible and really always has been. Now it's just really coming through and everyone is like "Damn, when did Charlie get so dumb?". He always has been!!!

I hate Michael Martinez.

Aaron said...

Cliff Lee sucks. Hes not unlucky he's a bad pitcher this year. The opposing pitcher pitches better than Cliff every time he pitches. That's horrible, that's not even average. He sucks

GM-Carson said...

Cliff Lee - another overpaid underperforming Phillie.

By the way- they're lying if they say the 2nd game of the DH was a sellout, because there are tons of empty seats.

Aaron said...

John Fuckberry is useless. Please Please Please stop playing him. He should be a defensive replacement and that's it.
Man on 3rd no outs ....no runs....it's unbelivable that when the Phils get into situations like that I expect them not to score!! And the don't.

Ben said...

Taking a look at his career path and age, I won't go there for another season or so and declare this so, but Cliff Lee has a shockingly high chance of becoming our version of Barry Zito.

Anonymous said...

Any chance we can bring Sandberg up with Utley? Manuel has been absolutely terrible during this DH (hell, this whole year).

It's also pretty pathetic we couldn't match the ChiSox offer of shit and shat for Youkilis. Heaven forbid we send them Martinez and Kendrick or Schwimer (or all 3) to get last year's AL thirdbasemen All-Star (plus Boston paid a chunk of his salary)...

C.M.R. said...

idea for the blog: put a cliff lee win watch up?

Anonymous said...

fire somebody.

trade somebody.

something.

anything.

GM-Carson said...

Baltimore's 1B/3B/DH Chris Davis has more wins this season than Cliff Lee.

It's that bad.

Anthony said...

The next few years' WSBGM's HOF inductions should be really tough decisions.

Andrew said...

Tabata with the Howard! Now only if Rollins strikes out we have two in the same game and a guaranteed win...

Bob D said...

I love the Cliff Lee win watch idea

GM-Carson said...

Crashburn Alley did a post today on how Cliff Lee is still great. No offense to them, but they really are too wrapped up in stats. Lee has not been great, and it's not just because he's winless. He's had some shitty games, games in which he was supplied some runs. He's had some great games too, but a 3.72 isn't great, despite whatever your defense is behind you.

These people that try to explain EVERYTHING with stats drive me nuts. Stats are fun, I like them. I read box scores every day. But thinking they're the end all, be all is just dumb.

Andrew said...

Rollins with the strikeout and thus the Howard! Game is ours!!!

GM-Carson said...

Word!