Saturday, August 18, 2012
BJ Rosenberg is in Trouble
Taking into consideration my arbitrary minimum innings pitched requirement of 7 IP (the only way my silly post would hold a drop of water), Rosenberg has the worst ERA since Terry Adams in 2005.
2012 - BJ Rosenberg 12.79 ERA & 2.05 WHIP
2011- Andrew Carpenter 7.71 ERA & 1.82 WHIP
2010 - Mike Zagurski 10.29 RA & 1.86 WHIP
2009 - Brad Lidge 7.21 ERA & 1.81 WHIP
2008 - Les Walrond 6.10 ERA & 2.13 WHIP
2007 - John Ennis 8.22 ERA & 1.96 WHIP
2006 - Julio Santana 7.56 ERA & 2.04 WHIP
2005 - Terry Adams 12.83 ERA & 2.63 WHIP
The casual Phils fan would have a tough time remembering most of those pitchers outside of "Lights Out" Lidge. That's why Rosenberg's crappiness does not look good for his future. Take a look at that list. Only Lidge went onto be a productive MLB pitcher following that horrendous season. Most of the group is out of baseball or toiling away in the minors for the chance at one more shot of espresso in The Show. If BJ is lucky enough to not be demoted back to Triple-A, he better work on stringing together a few scoreless appearances in order to defy history. Good luck with that buddy...