Saturday, April 20, 2013
*There has been a lot of bitching and moaning up on this blog to start the season, and rightfully so. However, we need to give props when they are due- Chase Utley (.300/.898), John Mayberry (.323/.997), and Michael Young (.339/.848) have been hitting. If they can continue to produce, Chooch returns, and Howard, Revere, Rollins start to go back to career norms, then this offense will be much better.
*Carlos Ruiz suspension lasts for 8 more games (25 total). Meaning he should be in the starting lineup come Sunday, April 28th against the Mets.
*The Phillies attendance has taken a big hit due to poor play since the beginning of 2012. Take away the Opening Series and they're drawing less than 80% of capacity. The young hipster faux-fans aren't gobbling up the seats any more, because The Brick Cit House is no longer the "cool place to be". Is this what J-Roll meant by "frontrunners"? I'd go more often if the prices weren't outrageous (tickets, parking, and concessions), traffic wasn't maddening, and the turnpike tolls weren't increased more often than the price of a postage stamp.
*Lefty reliever, Joe Savery, was summoned from the Iron Pigs to take John Lannan's roster spot.