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Friday, May 12, 2006

Thanks Aaron Rowand... 

-Last night's 2-0 five-inning victory over the Mets is courtesy of Aaron Rowand, whose first inning catch on Xavier Nady's flyball almost certainly saved the game for the Phillies. I'm reminded about what The Fielding Bible said about Rowand: "Not always the fastest or smoothest defensive center fielder, Rowand more than gets the job done nonetheless ... Rowand plays with reckless abandon ... he would run through a wall to make a play."

Yep. Saw that last night.

-Looks like Shane Victorino will be getting a little bit of playing time with Rowand likely gone to the DL for a while. I'm eager to see how Shane will play.

-Tonight, Cole Hamels vs. the Reds. Not that I'm in the business of second-guessing management ... actually I think I am, but I question the wisdom of sending a rookie out to pitch his first game on the road, and against a team leading the NL in OBP, slugging percentage, isolated power, and runs scored, in a park that was rated the second easiest park to score a run or hit a home run in. Great American had the same park factor when it comes to runs as Citizens and it had a worse park factor when it came to home runs. I think this is shaping up to be a disaster.

See you all monday!

it might not be as bad as you think.
if he gets blasted, he got blasted in the worst pitcher's park against the best hitters.
if he does alright, it would be viewed as a real achievement given the above factors.
if he does well, man oh man.
Assuming Rowand goes on the DL, who gets called up?
Using the "ZT" scale, I would put his performance between "a real achievement" and "man oh man." It would have been nice to see him in the sixth, but Hamels pitched himself into too much trouble. Not a bad line for a first start at all.
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