Friday, June 15, 2012

Series Preview - Blue Jays

Phillies (31-34) v. Toronto Blue Jays (31-32)

[How horrible is this logo? Thank goodness teams have abandoned the trend to make "flashy" and "edgy" logos. Teams (and marketing geniuses) have finally figured out what fans knew all along, simple, classic, classy are always better than new, hip and ugly.]

Pitching Matchups:
Friday, 7:07 - Vance Worley v. Drew Hutchison
Saturday, 1:07 - Cliff Lee v. Ricky Romero
Sunday, 1:07 - Oh no, it's KK v. Henderson Alvarez

[:07 start times? Freakin' Canada.]

Blue Birds Batting:
Runs - 300 (5th)
Avg - .246 (22nd)
OBP - .312 (23rd)
Slug - .416 (10th)

Blue Birds Pitching:
ERA - 4.06 (19th)
WHIP - 1.34 (15th)
BAA - .246 (8th)

Their Danny Sandoval:
Omar Vizquel was born in 1967 and is still playing professional baseball. He just can't hit the baseball. He's posting career lows in average (.208) and OPS (.463).

Their Danys Baez:
Francisco Cordero is muy mal. Luckily the Jays signed Cordero to only a one year deal (worth a measly $4.5 million) because he has a 5.68 ERA in 30 games.

Magic Number Watch:
The Phillies magic number is making some pain-free rehab appearances down in Florida, but it's still not known when or if he'll be return this season...

Phils lose two of three.