Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ryan Howard with The Howard for the Win

The Howard- when a player strikes out, commits an error, and hits a homerun all within the same game.  Lovingly named after the Philadelphia Phillies slugger, Ryan Howard.

Ryan Howard won yesterday's game for the Phillies.  How?  By committing his first Howard of the season, which essentially guarantees a victory for the good guys.  Howard may not connect for many homeruns anymore, but when he does, he makes them count when it comes to The Howard. It was his first longball of the year, and first error as well.

Other Stuff:
*Jonathan Papelbon has been nearly perfect this season.  Upping trade value?  6 innings, 6 strikeouts, no walks, no runs, and only 1 hit.  That's a 0.00 ERA and 0.16 WHIP.

*After watching Odubel Herrera more, I think the Phillies did well picking him up for essentially nothing in terms of today's baseball economics (only cost $100K).  He makes consistent contact, is young and athletic, has some speed, and at least has doubles power.  Not a star, but if he can hold his average around .285, he has worth.

*I'm still not sold on Freddy Galvis being a good hitter, but he's doing well in the early going (.319/.831).


Bob D said...

Right now averages:
Howard 200
Revere 188
Ruiz 184
Utley 122
Sizemore 107

Now that is bad

Bob D said...

Marlins with 5 of 6 unearned runs the one earned was after a few shaky fielding plays

Beer-a-Thon said...

That was one of the worst fundamentally played games I've ever seen (MLB). Balk, routine play errors, bad routes in outfield, dropped popups on foul balls. Complete crap. The Phillies are a fundamentally flawed club. Disgusting.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Sizemore should be released upon Dom Brown's activation from DL.

Revere will hit, always has.

Ruiz, Howard, and Utley are close to being finished. Utley and Chooch should improve, but how much, who knows.

Bob D said...

I was shaking my head watching the cleanup hitter attempt and fail at bunting with 2 on and 1 out

GM-Carson said...

Another 2 errors. Sandberg tried to squeak a 4th inning outta McGowar, which was a mistake. DeFratus has been bad this season, as has almost the entire time. This is the worst I ever remember them.