Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Just Some Stuff
Want a crazy stat? Sure you do, and even if you don't, you're now gonna read it anyway...the Phillies bullpen has the 9th best ERA (2.98) but the worst WHIP (1.61). So despite appearing pristine on the surface, the fact is it's despicably dingy underneath.
Who would have thought two of the Phillies best batters in the early going would be Freddy Galvis and Odubel Herrera? I certainly did not. Both are young and property of the Phils for the foreseeable future, so go get 'em boys!
With all these injuries happening around baseball and ineffective closers, Cole Hamels, Aaron Harang, and Jonathan Papelbon become more attractive to contending teams in need (see Blue Jays, Red Sox, Cardinals, Marlins). Onward with the next chapter of the rebuild.
Domonic Brown's 20th and last day of rehab assignment comes today. He's hit a limp-noodle .159/.573 in 15 games. That's on-par with most of the Phillies current lineup, but apparently Ryne Sandberg thinks Dom would benefit from being optioned to the minors. Ouch. But I agree.
22 year old right-hander Severino Gonzalez makes his MLB debut tonight in St. Louis. Over 5 minor league seasons, he's amassed a 25-23 record with a 2.99 ERA/1.05 WHIP in 415 innings. Youth infusion!