Bobby Abreu - 29 G, .320/.897, 0.4 WAR
Tony Gwynn Jr. - 45 G, .171/.481, -0.7 WAR
*Both were property of the Phillies in Spring Training
Jeff Manship pitched 4 impressive innings (6 K, 0 H, 0 BB) in extra frames yesterday, but fell victim to a strained quad and had to be removed in the top of the 14th. Then that bastard Bastardo blew it. I've had enough of Bastardo's inconsistency (20 BB in 25.1 IP), but sadly Sandberg doesn't really have much to work with in the bullpen. Since the Phillies have played in back-to-back 14 inning games, I would think Manship might visit the DL, while a fresh arm is summoned from the Iron Pigs.
On a more positive note, rookie lefty Mario Hollands is doing well (22 G, 20 IP, 17 K, 3.15 ERA, 1.10 WHIP).
***********WARNING- BEATING DEAD HORSE***********Ryan Howard's MLB Rank Among Qualified First Basemen:
*.230 AVG (21st)
*.304 OBP (22nd)
*.425 SLG (16th)
*.729 OPS (18th)
*26 R (12th)
*7 DBL (20th tied)
*10 HR (7th tied)
*37 RBI (6th tied)
*67 K (1st)
*18 XBH (16th)
*-0.2 WAR (22nd tied)
*-0.7 DWAR (24th)
All of this for the bargain basement salary of a measly $25M per year. Bravo Amaro, bravo!