Friday, June 01, 2012

Series Preview - Miami Marlins

Phillies (27-25) v. Florida Marlins (29-22)

Pitching Matchups:
Friday, 7:05 - Oh great, it's KK v. Mark Buehrle
Saturday, 4:05 - Cy Hamels v. Ricky Nolasco
Sunday, 1:35 - Oh Jeebus, it's Joe v. Carlos Zambrano

Billfish Batting:
Runs - 204 (20th)
Avg - .246 (20th)
Slug - .381 (23rd)

Billfish Pitching:
ERA - 3.60 (8th)
WHIP - 1.27 (12th)
BAA - .250 (15th)

Their Danny Sandoval:
Gaby Sanchez went for .266-19-78 last season. That's not great, but it's respectable. This season he's hitting .179 with a .539 OPS. That line earned him a recent demotion to AAA. Chris Coghlan hit .321 over 500 at-bats in 2009. Since then he's hit only .241, bottoming out this season at .136 in his first 66 at-bats. He was demoted at the end of April be rejoined the team two weeks ago but is only 5-33 (.151) since rejoining the team.

Their Danys Baez:
Mike Dunn had a 9.58 ERA before joining Gaby Sanchez in New Orleans a week ago. So the honor goes to multimillion dollar closer Heath Bell and his 7.20 ERA. But the Phillies should beware because apparently he "got things fixed."

Magic Number Watch:
The Phillies magic number is still convinced that I'm a 'frontrunner' and is refusing to make an appearance on this blog...

Prediction:
Who cares who wins? Really. Let's just enjoy the games. Enjoy the long, slow walk to the mound Charlie makes when he pulls KK in the fourth inning. Enjoy quick glimpses of our plethora of All-Stars eating sunflower seeds on the bench. Enjoy Hunter Pence's plate discipline and strict adherence to proper technique and situational hitting.

[Seriously, somehow the Phils will take two from this series. They shouldn't, which means they probably will...]

8 comments:

GM-Carson said...

I wonder how far Giancarlo Stanton will hit the ball off KK and Joe Blow.

Ben said...

Far enough to make that stupid looking homerun light up thing go off a few times. Seriously Marlins, you could have done so much with a new park, and you came up with that?

GM-Carson said...

I like Hector Luna.

GM-Carson said...

Michael Martinez and Jim Thome are starting rehab assignments, but the Phillies are probably better off without them. Love Big Jim, but he looked horrible.

Ben said...

Darth Santana threw a no-no. I feel bad for Padres fans, being the only team without one now. All 7 of them.

GM-Carson said...

Johan looks good this year. Nice comeback he's making.

SirAlden said...

Where would we be without Papplebon.

Worth every penny.

GM-Carson said...

Sir Alden- you're crazy man. Papelbon has be great, but we don't need a closer that costs $13M a season.

Joe Nathan would have saved some money...