Monday, March 25, 2013
Bad, Badder, Baddest- Phillies Pitching
Today's victim- John Lannan, with 4 innings pitched, 14 hits allowed, and 12 earned runs surrendered.
He's merely the 5th starter in the rotation. #3- Roy Halladay couldn't get a bunch of minor leaguers out on Saturday and has looked awful of late. Injury, stamina, and velocity concerns are not vanishing, but getting worse. #2- Cliff Lee is rocking a 5.94 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. #4- Kyle Kendrick has a 5.14 ERA, and doesn't really inspire a lot of confidence to begin with. The only one doing well is our #1- Cole Hamels.
Oh, but wait, lest not forget thy bullpen. ERAs: Papelbon- 11.37, Stutes- 8.10, Durbin- 6.10, Horst- 5.54, Bastardo- 4.70, Valdes- 4.40. Mike Adams and Phillippe Aumont have been the only two to impress this spring from the group.
Spring training stats don't count once Opening Day is here, but for now, they are frightening me.