Lidge Hits The DL / Draft Day Is Here

Having blown six saves already this season amidst various complaints of a sore knee, Brad Lidge recently insisted that his knee troubles were in the past.  However, he was placed on the 15-day DL today, which will be retroactive back to June 7th.  Does this explain his 7.27 ERA?  Maybe.  But placing him on the DL may very well be a combination of the knee issue plus his bad performance.  Perhaps the knee, which may well be feeling better, threw off his mechanics and now he needs time to straighten things out.  Lidge was looking better his last few outings, but is still not the Lidge of last season. 

Ryan Madson will take over the closers role in Lidge’s absence and a new face was added to the club to fill the hole.  Paul Bako, 36, has been called up from AA.  Bako is a catcher who hit .357 in 10 games so far this year with the R-Phils.  One can only assume he will be used as an additional bat off the bench, as we do not need two 30-something year old catchers (Coste), plus a starter (Ruiz).  This still seems an odd choice though, as Bako bats lefty.  I would love to look into my crystal ball to see what the Phillies are thinking here.  Then again, if I could read minds, I would be making a lot more money ;O)

Draft Day

The draft is upon us and word has it that the Phillies will take a high school prospect for their first pick (75th overall).  They had a first round pick, but that went to the Mariners in the Raul Ibanez deal.  We are all fine with that though, I assume :O)  The draft kicks off at 6pm.


P5250748 Smurf.jpg
Mets Voodoo

Yes, it is back.  The Mets voodoo is ON!  J-Roll Smurf and friends have prepared the hex for this 3-game series which kicks off tonight at 7:10pm.  Power of the mind, people – get out your pins and take a stab to help out J-Roll Smurf!

And do not forget to keep VOTING for our Phillies All-Stars!  VOTE up to 25 times per day, per email address!

Photo by Jenn

1 Comment

LOVE the Smurfs!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 475 other followers

%d bloggers like this: