Phading Phast

Remember when I referred to the 2013 Phillies as being toast?  Well that was a week ago, and now they’re burnt toast.  Charlie Auto-Pilot is at least trying to go on Manual this year, but the Ben Revere leading off experiment has failed, so Jimmy Pop is back in his comfortable leadoff spot tonight against the Redbirds.  Admittedly a terrible leadoff hitter, J-Roll is simply less terrible than Ben Revere was in the #1 spot.

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Freddy Galvis, LF
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Michael Young, 3B
6. John Mayberry, RF
7. Ben Revere, CF
8. Erik Kratz, C
9. Cole Hamels, P

Galvis F

Freddy G’s late game meaningless HR off the right field foul pole in Cincy last night with the Phils down 11-0 impressed Charlie enough that he has the little guy not only starting in LF tonight, but in the #2 spot, dropping Ben Revere all the way down to #7.  Revere is hitting so poorly he belongs in the #8 spot.  The only reason he isn’t there is that he is a little less terrible at the plate this year than Erik Kratz.

Freddy,jpgFreddy of course is an infielder, not a left fielder, but Charlie is so desparate for offense from any of the outfielders that he’s willing to try Galvis in left.  The experiment with Freddy in left began in Spring Training, and Galvis sure isn’t any worse out there defensively compared to our other choices.   With John Lannan now on the DL for what looks like a long haul, the Phils are rumored to be calling up proposect Adam Morgan to take his roster spot.  What the heck?  I say punt this year, bring up the young guys for as many positions as possible, and let this tired old bunch ride the pine for awhile.  At least that might put some excitement into some very dreary baseball in Phutiladelphia.

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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2 Responses to Phading Phast

  1. Daniel Wohlgelernter says:

    Mayberry lost this game for us with his flub on the Craig flyball. Mayberry does not deserve a MLB roster spot. Hamels pitched well, and only gave up one real earned run. We desperately need Ruiz’ bat, glove and smarts.
    It’s been an ugly start to this season.

  2. Not only the Mayberry flop puts the first two in scoring position, but on the run that put the Cards up 3-2, a decent throw to the plate nabs the runner and his throw was up the line to 3B. Talk about digging a hole …

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