Wednesday, August 22, 2012

90's Retro Night, Wolf Pack & More

Tonight the Phillies will don those hideous maroon colored uniforms of the early 90's for a retro theme night.  The Reds will also be wearing some throwbacks.  To keep in the spirit of the 90's, the Phillies have set up a reunion of the Wolf Pack.  Funny thing, I don't think the Wolf Pack officially started until the 2000's.  Randy Wolf's rookie season was in 1999, and he was pretty terrible, and I don't remember him having a fan group at that time.  Whatever, it's all in good fun, right?! The Phils will also pay homage to Tommy Greene's no-hitter by having him toss out the first pitch.


Ironically, Randy Wolf was released by the Brewers earlier today after surrendering the most hits and runs in the NL this season.  Over his 14 year career, Wolf has won 130 games with a 4.19 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.  If the Phils are feeling really nostalgic, they sign him and have him in uniform for tonight's 90's Retro Night.

Minors:
*Cody Asche is tearing up Double-A pitching with his teammate Darin Ruf.  I profiled Ruf last week and he's now up to 32 homeruns, 88 RBI, and a 1.001 OPS.  Asche started off in a huge slump to begin his time with the Reading Phillies.  That's no longer the case as he's bumped his batting average up to .291 over 55 games, and is hitting .323/.837 overall on the season, split between Reading and Clearwater.  He's playing 3rd base this season, but played 2nd in 2011.  This is only his 2nd season in the minors, so it seems he acclimates himself quickly to new environments.

*Jonathan Pettibone's prospect status is skyrocketing.  In 5 Triple-A starts, he's 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA.  For the season he's 13-7 with a 2.95 ERA (split with Double-A Reading).

7 comments:

Reverend Paul Revere said...

If the Phillies really want a 90's retro night, shouldn't they only allow 15,000 fans in the stadium?

GM-Carson said...

Bazinga!

Turns out it's Wolf's birthday. He got fired on his birthday!!!

Ben said...

luckily for us, none of those minor league players will see any time with the phils this year. that would suck. thank goodness they don't make us watch that.

Bob D said...

Who would watch good players make their major league debut. Bring back Ricky Jordan and Steve Jeltz. sign Jeff Stone he's fast really fast. Nelson Figeroa could pitch

C.M.R. said...

they picked a good year for this. they were sucking like it was the '90s, might as well celebrate them.

GM-Carson said...

CMR- ya beat me to it. I too was going to note they sucked like the 90's tonight.

Bob D said...

Lol