Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Talking Points

*BJ Rosenberg has the worst ERA in the Majors this season of any pitcher with 10+ innings (12.66 ERA & 1.88 WHIP over 10.2 IP).  Why is he still on the roster?

*With Phillippe Aumont and Jeremy Horst available (who have combined to allow only 2 earned runs in 19.2 IP), Charlie Manuel summoned Rosenberg for the 10th inning.  Mr. Amaro, please relieve Fuqua of his duties this winter.

*One of the biggest disappointments of the 2012 season has been Antonio Bastardo.  For the first half of 2011 he was one of the best relievers in baseball (0.82 ERA/0.76 WHIP), now he is a complete mess and unreliably (5.07 ERA/1.26 WHIP since All-Star break of 2011).

*Phillies pinch hitters have been terrible this season, batting only .204 (37-181).  The NL average for PH is .240, and Washington leads the Majors with a .320 AVG from their pinch hitters.

*Good news- Ryan Howard can still hit.  Bad news- Ryan Howard still can't play defense.

*Vance Worley needs to be shutdown for the season.  He's not pitching deep into games and the innings he is racking up are of poor quality.  The Vanimal had a 6.43 in July and a 5.23 ERA in August.  Tyler Cloyd anyone?

*Darin Ruf hit his 37th homerun and collected his 98th RBI of the season last night for the Reading Phillies.  His homerun total leads all of baseball.

*As loyal reader Chase Trillo says- "Rosenberg sucks. Martinez sucks more. Manuel sucks the most!"


Chase Trillo said...

Looks like we get to see Cloyd tonight with Hamels being scratched (stomach issues). Hopefully Cloyd shows management that he should have been up sooner. We'll find out soon enough.

And please, DFA Martinez or Rosenberg for Cloud's spot!!

Finally, Rosenberg sucks, Martinez sucks more, and Manuel sucks the most!

imafan said...

If I were Hamels, I'd call of too. Too much probability Manuel will find a way to blow a good pitching performance by inserting the worst of the bullpen in the clutch.

GM-Carson said...

Dammit, I needed a good outing from Cole today for fantasy baseball.

Is it Cloyd getting the start for sure?

GM-Carson said...

Cloyd it is. I hope he pitches well, because if he gets shelled, all his critics are going to be like "Told you he was a fluke, all luck. Not going to be any good in the Majors."

Anonymous said...

Also, Papelbon should have faced Shoppach in the 8th. Manuel needs to retire

Scott Smith said...

Sandberg please!!!!!!!!!! Please save us.Ryno!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you got your wish re: Worley. FINALLY.