Thursday, April 25, 2013

Phillies Make Complaing Easy

*Yuniesky Betancourt, Spring Training 2013 casualty, is now with the Milwaukee Brewers and is batting .279/.795 with 3 HR and 15 RBI.  Instead of releasing him, Amaro should have signed him to a 5 YR/$125M contract.  Don't ya think?!

*Ben Revere might be a defensive whiz, but his offense negates any good he does with the glove.  His OPS is .472, which ranks 186th out of 192 qualified batters.  The only way it will improve is through singles, because he doesn't walk or get extra base hits. 

*The Phillies are 6.5 games back of the Braves in the NL East and 4 games back of the Giants and Reds for a Wild Card.  You can't secure a playoff berth in April, but you sure as hell can lose one.  But don't worry, I've been told that Chooch and Delmon Young will save this team.

*Mike Adams had only 15 losses in 358 appearances, spanning 8 seasons before this year.  He now has 2 losses in 11 appearances for the Phils.  Yeah!

*On a positive note, Halladays' last 3 starts- 21 IP, 5 BB, 16 K, 1.71 ERA, 0.62 WHIP.  Apparently the success has been due to his frequent use of his sinker, rather than the storied cutter.

*Once again, I want to state that I'm predicting a 75-87 record for the Phils this year and a 4th place finish in the NL East (Mets are actually a better team).


Drink This: Dundee Beer

Beer is good anytime- Phillies winning, Phillies losing, after a hard day at work, funeral, bar mitzvah, etc.

Dundee's brews are a good gateway beer into the world of craft beers.  They don't do any crazy concoctions and keep the flavors simple, yet good.  I've had the pleasure of drinking 4 of their offerings from a variety pack recently.

Porter- a dark and distinctive porter. Roasted barley, chocolate, coffee, and caramel malts are used in the mash, producing a truly memorable caramel taste.  ABV- 6.5%

English Style Ale- London's calling. This gorgeous English-Style Ale is brewed to perfection, bringing together Columbus and Cascade hops with pale and caramel malts for a malty, slightly sweet finish.  ABV- 5.1%

India Pale Ale- Discover a boldy hopped India Pale Ale. Pale and Caramel malts give this beer a delicious flavor profile while a perfect mixture of four hops create a distinctive, spicy aroma and long hoppy finish. This beer finishes as smoothly as it begins. ABV- 6.3%

Pale Ale- a wonderfully balanced true pale ale. Cascade hops create a citrusy aroma with a smooth crisp finish. A subdued malt character nicely complements the hop complexity and produces an orangey amber hue.  ABV- 5.3%


Chase Trillo said...

Most of this team sucks and so does their manager. Booooooooo...

Anonymous said...

Aumount should be used as a ROOGY

With a quick Hook.

Billy Martin would pull a guy if he gave up 3 balls in a row.

Anonymous said...

they suck.

Anonymous said...

Ruiz and D. Young may help a bit, but their presence isn't going to drastically change the fortunes of the Phils. People should not pretending.

Same thing last year. People kept saying, "Oh, when Utley and Howard get back, we're gonna be fine."


I have the Phils at 80-82. Fourth place. I have the Mets in second, Nats in third.

GM-Carson said...

Chad Durbin's WHIP- 2.10
Phillippe Aumont's WHIP- 1.95

Why are they pitching in late/close games?

It's time to bring DeFratus up from Lehigh Valley.

Anonymous said...

theeeeyyyyy suuuuuuuuuuuck.

Ben said...

Every time the Phillies give me reason to be optimistic, they quickly punish me for my foolishness.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Fool, fool, fool!

Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

The tidbit about Betancourt just kills me! How can you NOT question our coaches when players do poorly here and then thrive elsewhere??? (See Schierholtz, Victorino, etc.) It's so frustrating! There are so many glaring problems that are going unaddressed. We'll be out of playoff contention in the blink of an eye...

GM-Carson said...

It truly is time to say good bye to Charles Fuqua Manuel.

Let the Ryne Sandberg regime begin.

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