Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Carlo and I hooked up last night for a fun little PTP Series. I won the closely fought series 2-1 and still have a glimmer of hope (I said glimmer) for the playoffs. True, Matt and Carlo would have to really fall apart down the stretch, but hey, stranger things have happened.
The potentially playoff-bound Carlo also lost his lead off hitter, Chris Coghlan, for 15 games (the remainder of the regular season). I am absolutely fed up with Chipper Jones...I benched him and won the last two games. He will not play the rest of the year, bahleed dat.
After starter Matt Cain pitched an excellent seven innings, Nick's quick-to-the-pen approach coast him another win. Casey McGehee and Andre Ethier each hit solo homers off Angel Guzman and his (2.95 ERA and 1.03 WHIP). In his first at bat, the lauded Colby Rasmus launched a homer for Nick. The youngster added another RBI later in the game on a base shot.
Carlo 4, Nick 3
WP - LeBlanc L - Guzman SV - Fogg
Hanley Ramirez went 3 for 3 and hit two homers to help Nick secure a 4-3 win. The Reverend Randy Wells went seven strong innings, striking out 8 batters, while securing the win. In the loss, Carlos Gonzalez and Casey McGehee (again) hit solo homers.
Nick 4, Carlo 3
WP - Wells L - Dan Haren SV - Broxton
Nick's statistically superior yet under-performing offense finally got loud in game three. Ryan Howard hit a two run shot, while Craig Counsell and Han-Ram each added two RBI and three hits apiece. John Maine went 8 strong, earning the win while giving up just four hits. After Coghlan went down with an injury, backup Josh Willingham bopped a dinger to score the lone run of the game for Carlo. In one of the weirder stat lines, losing pitcher Josh Johnson gave up eight runs in four innings yet he managed to strike out 8 batters.
Nick 8, Carlo 1
WP - Maine LP - Josh Johnson
Let's keep this season rolling. I am only three games (vs Matt) from done...