Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Phillies Schwing For Schwimer

The Phillies just called up relief pitcher Michael Schwimer. Schwimer was terrific last year splitting time between AA and AAA. This year at AAA, he's been even better with a 9-1 record, 10 saves, a 1.88 ERA, 1.075 WHIP, 6.7 H/9, 0.5 HR/9, 3.0 BB/9, 11.6 K/9, and 3.91 K/BB. He had 86 Ks in 67 innings. Sorry about the lame (and possibly inappropriate?) Wayne's World reference. It was the first thing that came to my head, and I'm feeling unfiltered, if that can be described as a feeling.

Batting 7th, Danny Valencia was 1-4 with 1 double (his 23rd) and 1 run scored against the Tigers.

Batting 3rd, Ryan Braun was 1-3 with 1 BB and 1 run scored against the Dodgers.

Batting leadoff, Ian Kinsler was 1-5 with 2 RBIs against the Angels.

Batting cleanup, Kevin Youkilis was 1-4 against the Rays. It should be noted that Youk's back is still bothering him. For the moment, he is playing through the pain.

John Grabow pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings on 1 BB and 1 K against the Astros.


William Tasker - Caribou, ME said...

Your first thought was better than my first thought. The first thing I started doing was singing the "Friends" theme.

Josh Borenstein said...

Haha, that was my second thought.