Philadelphia Phillies (36-45) v. New York Mets (43-37)
[Look at those damn records. Sheesh.]
Tuesday, 7:10 - Vance Worley v. Jon Niese
Wednesday, 1:10 - O-fer Lee v. Chris Young
Thursday, 7:10 - Cole Hamels v. RA Dickey
Runs - 365 (8th)
Avg - .257 (14th)
Slug - .394 (19th)
Jason Bay is back! Of course, he's 2-25 since his return and .187 overall for the year. Ike Davis is still only batting .203.
ERA - 3.86 (11th)
WHIP - 1.28 (13th)
BAA - .248 (12th)
What I'm Drinking:
Dark n Stormy - Gosling's Dark Rum and ginger beer. When it's 90 degrees, you need rum drinks.
All Star Snubs?:
The top two players in NL batting, Carlos Ruiz and David Wright, will both be playing for the NL All Star team. But they won't be starting. They both were beaten in the voting by Giants, Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey. Both players are having good seasons but not nearly as good as Chooch and Wright. Yet somehow, players from New York and Philly were beaten in fan voting by players who play in a city with a population of only 800k. There's only two plausible explanations: 1) some Silicon Valley hacker rigged the online voting or 2) there was a local referendum for legalizing weed and/or same-sex marriage and to vote you also had to cast ballot for Kung Fu Panda and Posey.
Trade Idea/Rumor of the Series:
Placido Polanco to the Tigers. The Tiger do not have a second baseman. I mean, they do. They have a few. It's just that none of them are any good. Ramon Santiago is hitting .227. Ryan Raburn is hitting .182. Danny Worth and Don Kelly are also hitting in the .180's.
The Phils magic number just rented a house at the shore. It might not be around this summer...
Lee gets a win!!!!