Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lackluster Recrap: Apparently the Phillies have 7 aces now

Isn't that about where Kyle Kendrick ranks on the Philadelphia Phillies starting pitching depth chart? And that guy shuts you out for eight innings on four hits? What a train wreck.

Of all the hideous performances this season against marginal big league starters, this one rates pretty close to the most disappointing, discouraging, and dare I say, disgusting.

Throw in embarrassing while you're at it.

And nauseating.

Phillies 5, Rockies 0 (boxscore)

Sometimes when I have nothing nice to say about the Rockies performance I just jump right to the three positives in this spot. That's not going to happen this time. All I'm going to say is hats off to Edgmer Escalona for coming in and providing three scoreless innings of relief. That could come in handy on Wednesday if 1,000 things happen to go in the Rockies favor and they have a chance to beat Roy Halladay.

Honestly, if the Rockies don't get no-hit by Halladay I might be pretty thrilled. I'm fully expecting a full-on no-hitter alert deep into that game. Maybe even a perfect game alert.

That's all I have. I could sit here for another hour trying to think of creative ways to describe how poorly they played, or I could go to bed.

I'm going to bed.


Anonymous said...

Rockies will beat Halladay. With the exception of Verlander, the Rockies have shown up against "aces" this year -- it's the also-rans that shut them down.