BRETT MYERS (0-0, 5.40 ERA) VS. EDINSON VOLQUEZ (2-1, 4.50 ERA IN 07)
After a tough loss yesterday the Phils are hoping to rebound and get a W against tough righty Edinson Volquez. Yesterday the Phils got an excellent performance from Adam Eaton and no one expected it. I didn’t agree with Manuel leaving Eaton in for the 8th, even though he only had around 75 pitches through 7 innings. Basically I didn’t wanna push our luck and what happens, Eaton gives up the tying homer. I would have been more comfortable with Seanez/Durbin and Lidge closing out the game. Anyway the Phils struggled against Volquez in spring, but we sucked in spring so that doesn’t count. Howard hit his first homer last night and I definitely see him adding another one today. I also predict Myers goes 7 strong allowing 1 or 2 runs but we are only going to score 3. So Lidge makes his debut and gets his first save today…i hope. Check back for more after the game.
HOW COULD WE DEAL THIS STUD?
Wes Helms reportedly has been dealt to the Marlins for cash considerations or a player to be named later. So the Phils won’t have to eat all of that nasty 2.9 Mil we owe him or the $750,000 buyout. So that’s a relief, I guess? Rumor is the player to be named is Andrew Miller, yea right. All the details haven’t been released yet but I’m sure they will be in due time.