Well the inevitable has happened, Kyle Kendrick has been optioned to minor league camp. It is kind of a shame when you think about it. Call it a sophmore slump or hitters just figuring him out but he just hit a brick wall half way through last season. It is hard to imagine him fighting his way back into the Phillies rotation this year or any year after this unless he completely develops his changeup and magically turns into Brandon Webb. At least we got just about one good year out of him. Unfortunately for him he will probably only be remembered by this:
Yesterday the Phils took on the Red Sox at their place and were shut out 3-0 in a pretty uninspiring game. Brett Myers got the start and didn’t pitch all that bad giving up 2 runs in 5 innings but was very wild. He walked 5 total over the 5 innings and only gave up 2 runs mostly because of a base running mistake by David Ortiz when he was doubled off second on a line drive. The 2 runs he gave up came on 2 run homer in the first inning by Mike Lowell. There really isn’t much more to say about this game. Madson came in and gave up a LONG homerun to some guy I’ve never heard of, Chris Carter. Isn’t he from Rush Hour?
I touched on the subject yesterday that Jimmy Rollins would be in a fashion spread (with his clothes on) for Playboy. I also mentioned his porno would be coming out soon. Well…
And as suggested by commenter Lynniemac:
Lastly, More Hardball has fun with player’s names. Hilarity ensues.