Monday, April 04, 2016
David Hernandez is a Lucky S.O.B.
Relief Pitchers Signed to Minor League Deals:
Cumulative stats over past 2 seasons pitched
*Fernando Abad - 2.74/1.17 , 105 IP
*Burke Badenhop - 3.09/1.31, 137 IP
*Matt Belisle - 4.12/1.44, 98.1 IP
*Blaine Boyer - 2.91/1.17, 105.1 IP
*Joba Chamberlain - 3.97/1.41, 90.2 IP
*Neal Cotts - 3.88/1.30, 130 IP
*Brandon Gomes - 4.06/1.17, 93 IP
*Joel Peralta - 4.38/1.20, 92.1 IP
*Cesar Ramos - 3.33/1.35, 135 IP
*Carlos Torres - 3.67/1.33, 154.2
*Alex Torres - 3.26/1.48, 88.1 IP
Opening Day Thoughts:
*Ryan Howard looked absolutely pathetic, at both the plate and in the field.
*Carlos Ruiz started for sentimental reasons according to Mackanin. That's bullshit, you play the best player (aka - Cameron Rupp).
*Speaking of mistakes by Mackanin, pulling Hellickson after only 6 innings and 79 pitches was the wrong move. Going to the bullpen before necessary is moronic with the crapfest the Phillies have in relief this season.
*Maikel Franco was trying to kill the baseball. He didn't. Don't press, just swing normally.