He can't hit, he can't pitch, he sucks. Casper Wells.
With Charlie Manuel no longer the whipping boy for the Phillies losing ways, the crux of blame pivots to Ruben Amaro. He's assembled a roster full of other teams' rejects. We're not the friggin' Astros, man!
Anway, since joining the Phillies, Wells has 1 hit in 23 at bats (.043/.207) and a horrific 67.50 ERA and 9.00 WHIP. Last night's marathon games featured two Phillies position players "pitching", the other being the equally horrible John McDonald (3-19 since joining the Phils and a WHIP of 6.00).
I don't understand the point of players like Wells, McDonald, Roger Bernadina, Michael Martinez, and others of that ilk. There's no upside with these guys. If you're gonna lose, why not lose while trying to develop some players from the farm system?
Low-Lights From Last Night:
*Phillies pitchers issued 18 walks.
*Phillies batters struck out 20 times.
*Starting pitcher, Ethan Martin, lasted 2/3 of an inning in an 18 inning game.
*Dom Brown left the game in the 3rd inning with right heel soreness.
*Casper Wells was 0-7 in the batter's box and 5 runs in 2/3 of an inning on 3 hits and 3 walks on the pitcher's mound.
*The Phillies were 2-15 with runners in scoring position.
*The Phils pitching staff is haggard, so Doc is returning early. Yep, Roy Halladay toes the slab today in Citizens Bank Park.