Wednesday, August 29, 2012
*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!"