Thursday, April 18, 2013

Series Preview - The Next Team to Beat the Phils

Phillies (6-9) at St. Louis Cardinals (8-6)

Matchups:
Thursday - 7:10 - Cole Hamels v. Adam Wainwright
Friday - 7:10 - Oh No, It's Roy v. Jaime Garcia
Saturday - 7:10 - Cliff Lee v. Lance Lynn
Sunday - 8:10 - Oh No, It's KK v. Jake Westbrook

(For our "out of market" friends, note that tonight's game is on the MLB network and the finale Sunday will be on ESPN.)  

Pitching:
Does it matter? Do you want me to run down the failures of the Phillies offense?

Batting:
The Cardinals have enough offense to score at least 6 runs this series, which should be enough to take three or four...

What I'm Listening To:
The sound of moving air that bats make when they are swung at, but miss, thrown baseballs.

What I'm Drinking:
Certainly not 'Phillies Kool Aid.'

Prediction:
Cardinals take three.

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Addendum GM-Carson

I'm filing complaints in no logical order...


*The Phillies don't score enough runs to win games because they don't get on base. Only two regulars in the lineup (Utley and Young) reach base safely more than 30% of the time. Revere, Howard, Rollins, Kratz, Brown, and of course the pitcher are essentially outs. The team OBP is .287, 26th MLB rank.

*They also don't hit for average (.238) or power (.375 SLG), so they're only averaging 3.5 runs scored per game (52 R in 15 G). In the last 6 games, they've only scored 10 runs. Pathetic.

*We've established they don't score runs, but they also do not prevent them- 4.90 ERA (26th MLB rank).

*Horst, Valdes, and Durbin have been horrible. When a starting pitcher leaves early, you can expect the run differential to only worsen with that tragic trio.

*The Phillies are already in a 6.5 game hole to the Braves.

*It's time Charlie Manuel no longer be the manager of this team.  He's not entirely at fault, that blame goes all around to the players and Amaro too.  However, it's just not working any longer.  See what Ryne Sandberg can bring to the club.

14 comments:

Preserve Jon said...

Goodbye Charlie.
Thanks for 2008.

GM-Carson said...

Fire everyone.

Andrew said...

Regarding the suspended game yesterday, as if it matters, what is the idea for keeping Aumont in after giving up a walk and two hits (ok, one error) with no outs and the game on the line?? We don't have a one inning specialist getting paid >$20 a year sitting on the bench...? I freakin hate living and dying by the save rule. Ridiculous.

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JH said...

Welcome to being a Phils fan. How many years did I go through the concept of "well, out of it by the end of April" too many.

Phils fan since '62

Beer-a-Thon said...

The Phils haven't scored a run in the first 5 innings over the last 6 games.

They're shit.

Beer-a-Thon said...

The mature Hamels of last year has disappeared this season.

He's being a whiny baby on the mound again.

Then Mayberry falls right on his face on a routine fly ball.

Fuck this team.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Yadier Molina's 2-RBI "double" is in fact a foul ball.

The Phillies suck enough on their own, don't need umps fucking them over too.

Anthony said...

Cardinal announcers said it was foul too.

Beer-a-Thon said...

I made a bet for a case of Troegs Mad Elf that the Phillies would win less than 84 games. I'm gonna win!

Aaron said...

Did anyone have any doubt that they would find a way not to score in the 9th??? yeah that's what i thought

GM-Carson said...

"It's too early to make deterimations on this team". To that I say bullshit. The Phillies are bad.

Even when pitchers practically gift wrap runs for the Phillies, they still find a way to eff it up.

Ben said...

I will commend Manuel for trying out Revere leadoff, but god damn, did Ben do everything possible to deserve demotion.

GM-Carson said...

Revere is quite possibly the weakest hitter in baseball. No extra base threat whatsoever.

Back to Jimmy Pop-up in leadoff.