Monday, July 16, 2012

Onward to La-La Land

Philadelphia Phillies (39-51) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (48-42)

Pitching Match-ups:
Monday 10:10, Please Go Joe vs. Nate Eovaldi
Tuesday 10:10, Return of Halladay vs. Undecided
Wednesday 3:10, Unlucky Lee vs. Clayton Kershaw

The Get-Out-The-Ways Offense:
R - 342 (27th)
AVG - .249 (19th)
OPS - .684 (26th)

They started the season setting the world on fire, but the have cooled off since.  Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp are both back and healthy, so that will help (help them, not the Phils).

The Get-Out-The-Ways Pitching:
ERA - 3.30 (2nd)
WHIP - 1.25 (6th)
BAA - .236 (2nd)

Kershaw is awesome, their bullpen is solid, and this "Undecided" guy pitching on Tuesday has a helluva knuckle-curve.

Their Michael Martinez:
Juan Uribe doesn't belong on a MLB roster, but because he's currently in the middle of a foolish 3 yr/$21M contract he continues to play.  His .193/.525 batting line suggests otherwise, but just like Mini-Mart who remained on the 25-man roster all of 2011 (due to Rule 5 status), Uribe continues to do so for the Dodgers.

Their Danys Baez:
Rookie Shawn Tolleson is not making a good impression- 5.68 ERA and 1.89 WHIP over 8 appearances.  However, that's about that same shit stats that half the Phillies relievers post.

What I'm Drinking:
AleSmith- Speedway Stout.  A huge Imperial Stout that weighs in at an impressive 12% ABV. With added pounds of coffee for a little extra kick. Jet Black, with an off-white head. Starts with a strong coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramel malt flavors. Clean and crisp, full-bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel.

Prediction:
Phils win 1 in Doc's comeback. Hamels decides to bypass the offseason free agency fever and trade himself to the Dodgers and sign an extension with them in the process.

6 comments:

Beer-a-Thon said...

Rumor has it that the Phils are prepared to offer Hamels an extension almost identical to Lee's contract (5 yr/$120M).

Doubt that gets it done, he could likely get more on the open market.

GM-Carson said...

Dodgers interested in J-Roll.

Trade him if you get something decent in return without eating any contract and then trade Victorino for a SS prospect becasue Galvis at SS next year scares the poop outta me.

Ben said...

Seconded. Polly and Pierre for 'pen pieces. Hamels for something juicy at any position if he doesn't take the deal.

Bob D said...

Resign Hamels. Keep Rollins unless blown away by offer. But they need a Ss for next year if they do that. 1-2 outfielders can be traded....but only who doesn't play into next years plans.
If they can pick up a third baseman and a bullpen arm great. If Hamels goes then they need a starter

GM-Carson said...

Trade Victorino ASAP. He's a f'n bonehead.

Missy said...

just want to put out there I started having a heart attack in the 9th and then I realized that Howard himself had already committed a Howard...I then relaxed and enjoyed the game..congrats Piece on your first one of the season