Friday, September 28, 2012

Series Preview- Is It Over Yet?

Philadelphia Phillies (78-78) @ Miami Marlins (66-90)

Pitching Matchups:
Friday, 7:10- Cliff UnluckLee vs. Big and Buehrle
Saturday, 7:10- Bad Version of Doc vs. Tabasco Nolasco
Sunday, 1:10- OGP vs. Eovaldi the Classic Composer

What a craptacular  season for both teams, more so the Marlins than the Phils.  Ozzie Guillen is proving to be a horrible hire.  Heath Bell is proving to be a horrible signing.  This series is meaningless, unless you want to try and put meaning into finishing the season with a winning record, which the Phils would have to go 4-2 over the last two series to secure.

In fact the Marlins games have become so meaningless that they signed a guy to a 1-day MLB contract as a publicity stunt.  I do appreciate their kind gesture though. Adam Greenberg was once a promising young outfielder in the Cubs organization who got beaned in the head in his only MLB plate appearance.  Might as well get a little feel good story out of an otherwise miserable season.  Side note- it was a Marlins pitcher who beaned him back in 2005.

The only thing I'm interested in over the next 6 games is how Darin Ruf plays.  He's made all the plays in the outfield and hit so far.  Extremely small sample size, but something to feel good about nonetheless.

4 comments:

GM-Carson said...

The Phils acquired some no-hit rookie level minor league infielder to complete the Victorino trade. They'd have been better off taking the cash.

Beer-a-Thon said...

There's no excuse for starting Michael Martinez. He sucks in the outfield and has one of the worst bats in the Majors. Why isn't Pierre out there?

Beer-a-Thon said...

Buehrle now with 12 straight seasons of 200+ IP. Impressive.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the Cubs wouldn't give Adam Greenberg a shot. It's not like they're competing for a postseason berth.

Also, the poor guy has to face R.A. Dickey? He should be getting to face a pitcher like Tyler Cloyd! Then he'd stand a better chance of getting a hit in his one AB.