Thursday, April 07, 2016
This Bullpen Will Ruin Everything
The Phillies bullpen will ruin everything. Everything. I don't give two squirts of piss if it's "only been 2 games". The writing is on the wall, this bullpen is epically ineffective. The Phils starting pitchers (Hellickson & Nola) have been amazing - 0.69 ERA (3rd), 0.54 WHIP (3rd), and 0 walks allowed (1st). The shit-a-rific relief corps on the other hand...18.90 ERA (30th) and 3.00 WHIP (30th). The Phillies farm system is starling, but they haven't been been able to produce relief pitchers, which honestly should be the easiest thing to churn out other than possibly utility infielders.
Exciting News: Japanese ace-in-the-making, Kenta Maeda, made his MLB debut last night and performed The Howard. He twirled 6 shutout innings, hit a homerun, made an error, and also struck out at the plate. Congrats!